The Latest: Williams sisters win Wimbledon 6th doubles title


LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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8:20 p.m.

Serena and Venus Williams won their sixth Wimbledon doubles championship and 14th Grand Slam title as a pair, defeating fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4.

Serena heads home from the All England Club with two trophies: The doubles final started a little more than 3 hours after she beat Angelique Kerber for the singles championship Saturday.

The Williams sisters also won the doubles title at Wimbledon in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012, and each time, one of them also won the singles championship.

They’re now 14-0 in major doubles finals.

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6:25 p.m.

The top-seeded pair of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert have won the Wimbledon men’s doubles championship by beating Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-3 on Saturday.

It was the first all-French Grand Slam men’s doubles final in the Open era, which dates to 1968.

For Mahut and Herbert, this is their second major title together. They won the U.S. Open last year.

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5:40 p.m.

Serena Williams says the recent fatal police shootings of two black men and the attack in Dallas have worried her.

Asked about those episodes after winning Wimbledon on Saturday, Williams says the events made her think about her nephews.

She says that “I’m thinking, do I have to call them and tell them, ‘Don’t go outside. If you get in your car, it might be the last time I see you.'”

On Tuesday in Louisiana, a black man was shot by police and the incident was captured on cellphone video. A day later in Minnesota, another black man was shot dead by an officer, this time after a traffic stop.

And then, as demonstrators amassed in Dallas on Thursday, five police officers were shot and killed and seven other officers and two civilians were wounded.

Williams says “obviously, violence is not the answer of solving it. The shooting in Dallas was very sad.”

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3:50 p.m.

Anastasia Potapova of Russia won the girls singles title at Wimbledon by beating Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 on No. 1 Court.

Potapova had only four winners in the match, compared to her opponent’s 21. But Yastremska finished the match with 42 unforced errors, 11 more than Potapova.

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3:36 p.m.

Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title and 22nd major overall by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 on Centre Court.

The top-seeded Williams won her first Grand Slam title since Wimbledon last year. Since then, she lost in the U.S. Open semifinals and in the final of the Australian and French Opens.

Kerber, who beat Williams in the Australian Open final, was playing for her second major title.

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3:11 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on serve at the first changeover of the second set in the women’s final at Wimbledon.

Williams, who won the first set 7-5, served first and leads 2-1.

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3:01 p.m.

Serena Williams has won the first set of the Wimbledon final against Angelique Kerber.

Williams broke Kerber in the final game to win the set 7-5.

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2:47 p.m.

Beyonce and Jay Z are at the Wimbledon final, sitting in Serena Williams’ box on Centre Court for her match against Angelique Kerber.

The top-ranked Williams appeared in Beyonce’s video album “Lemonade” this year.

Williams’ appearance came on the song “Sorry,” which features Beyonce showing her man the stupidity of his cheating ways.

Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, and seventh at Wimbledon.

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2:41 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are still on serve in the women’s final at Wimbledon.

Williams leads 4-3.

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2:26 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on serve at the first changeover of the women’s final at Wimbledon.

Because Williams served first, she leads 2-1.

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2:14 p.m.

The women’s final at Wimbledon has started with defending champion Serena Williams serving first to Angelique Kerber.

Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, while Kerber is going for her second.

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2:05 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on court warming up for the Wimbledon final.

Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, while Kerber is going for her second.

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12:50 p.m.

The Duke of Kent will present the trophies after the women’s final at Wimbledon.

The duke, who is also the president of the All England Club, will be accompanied by club chairman Philip Brook and Lawn Tennis Association president Cathie Sabin.

Serena Williams will play Angelique Kerber in the women’s final on Centre Court.

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12:30 p.m.

Serena Williams will once again attempt to win her 22nd major title on Saturday.

Williams will face Angelique Kerber of Germany in the Wimbledon final on Centre Court, looking to match Steffi Graf’s Open era record.

Kerber beat Williams in the Australian Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Williams also reached the final at the French Open, but lost to Garbine Muguruza.

Serena and Venus Williams will also play in the women’s doubles final on Saturday. The American sisters will face fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

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