Family fight ends with win by Venus

Serena Williams falls in spirited final to her older sister


July 06, 2008|By Christopher Clarey | Christopher Clarey,The New York Times

WIMBLEDON, England -- Sisters for life and doubles partners later in the afternoon, Venus and Serena Williams put all that aside for nearly two hours yesterday at Wimbledon, slugging serves and ground strokes in each other's direction with a vengeance.

It had been five years since they had played a Grand Slam singles final together, and the long wait resulted in one of their most intense and entertaining matches despite the gusty conditions that made Centre Court feel more like a wind tunnel.

Wimbledon Men's final, 9 a.m. TV: Chs. 11, 4

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