Williamses win eighth Slam doubles title

Updated: January 30, 2009, 5:29 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams was happy to have sister Venus on her side of the net Friday so she didn't have to try to fend off those wicked volleys.

Their doubles title -- their third at the Australian Open and eighth Grand Slam title as a combination -- came at the expense of Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Japan's Ai Sugiyama, who lost 6-3, 6-3 and had to dodge a number of stinging shots at the net, particularly from Venus.

"I just wouldn't want to face them too much. ...

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