Who said the Williams sisters couldn't play on clay or win at Stade Roland Garros?
While the frustration continues in the French Open women's singles tournament, my fave tennis playing sisters business trip to Paris wasn't a total loss.
Team Williams will be taking home their first French Open doubles title since 1999 after efficiently spanking the doubles tandem of the Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
Venus and Serena Williams keep making tennis history as well. It's their fourth consecutive Grand Slam doubles title and 12th overall, and they are only the third doubles duo to accomplish that feat. Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver did so in 1983-84, and Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva did it in 1992-93.
With the win they not only captured the number one world ranking in doubles, they are halfway to achieving a calendar year doubles Grand Slam.
The Williams sisters won six Grand Slam doubles titles from 1999-2003. After a five year lull, they began playing doubles regularly again as part of their preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Since taking the doubles gold in Beijing, they've won six of eight majors and bad news for the rest of the women's doubles teams out there, Team Williams is planning to continue playing the doubles majors through the 2012 Summer Olympics.
FYI, the tennis venue for the London Games is 'Williams'-don.
Next stop for the Williams sisters, a hop across the channel to London for their favorite tournament, Wimbledon.