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Williams sisters out of doubles

Updated: May 31, 2013, 10:26 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of doubles at the French Open before playing a match.

The sisters were supposed to compete in that event at Roland Garros for the first time since 2010 after receiving a wild card from the tournament.

But they withdrew Wednesday. No reason was given by the tournament.

Venus said she was bothered by pain in her back during a three-set loss in singles Sunday. Serena is into the third round of singles.

They have ...

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