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Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, USA’s Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams , right, talk between points in their doubles match against Netherlands’ Leslie Herkhove and Demi Schuurs in the first round of Fed Cup tennis competition in Asheville, N.C. French Open organizers say the Williams sister will compete in the doubles tournament at Roland Garros. (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)
In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, USA’s Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams , right, talk between points in their doubles match against Netherlands’ Leslie Herkhove and Demi Schuurs in the first round of Fed Cup tennis competition in Asheville, N.C. French Open organizers say the Williams sister will compete in the doubles tournament at Roland Garros. (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

PARIS – Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open.

The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010.

They have not played doubles together at a major since they won Wimbledon two years ago.

The sisters are also expected to compete in singles.

The clay-court Grand Slam tournament starts on Sunday.

The French Open will mark Serena Williams’ first major tournament in more than a year. A three-time champion in singles, she hasn’t played at a Grand Slam event since winning the Australian Open in January 2017, while pregnant.


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