Williams sisters out of doubles

Updated: January 17, 2014, 1:33 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of the doubles competition at the Australian Open before their first-round match, citing a lower left leg injury to Venus.

"I would love playing doubles, I love playing with Venus. Sometimes it doesn't work out but I'm sure we'll be back next year," Serena said.

Serena had just completed her third-round singles match, a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova in another day of torrid conditions. Temperatures ...

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