WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams will be playing for two Wimbledon titles today after she teamed with sister Venus to reach the doubles final.
The Williams sisters struggled with their serves in the first set Friday but recovered to beat American duo of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. They won seven consecutive games to take the second set and grab a 3-0 lead in the third.
They broke Raymond’s serve again in the final game, with Venus hitting a volley winner on their first match point.
Serena will play Agnieszka Radwanska in the singles final as she looks for her fifth Wimbledon title. A few hours after that, the Williams sisters are scheduled to go for their fifth title in doubles as well. They will be playing Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, who beat Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone in the other semifinal.
FINALIST ILL: Radwanska canceled a news conference Friday because of a respiratory illness that made it difficult for her to speak.
Radwanska is scheduled to play Serena Williams for the title today.
Radwanska played with the ailment Thursday, when she beat Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 and became the first Polish player to reach a Grand Slam final since 1939.
PETE PICKS ROGER: Pete Sampras expects Roger Federer to beat Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final, allowing the Swiss star to tie two of the American’s records: seven titles at the All England Club, and 286 weeks ranked No. 1.
Sampras said: “Personally, I’ve gotten used to Roger breaking my records.”
He added: “I like his game. I like what he’s about. Just a very classy player.”