Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open

Serena Williams
Serena Williams makes a return against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open. –AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File

PARIS (AP) — French Open organizers say two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in the doubles tournament at Roland Garros.

The American sisters have been handed a wild-card entry into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010. They have not played doubles together at a major since they won Wimbledon two years ago.

Both sisters are also expected to compete in singles. The clay-court Grand Slam tournament starts on Sunday.

The French Open will mark Serena Williams’ first major tournament in more than a year. A three-time French Open champion in singles, she hasn’t played at a Grand Slam event since winning the Australian Open in January 2017, while pregnant.

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