Venus and Serena Williams teamed up for their 4th Australian title in 2010, their 2nd consecutive Aussie title, and their 11th major doubles title in Melbourne. 

Today the Williams sisters played their first doubles match since Australia at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, defeating Alicja Rosolska and Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (4), 6-2 in 1:19:16, one day after Serena Williams battled Vera Dushevina for 3:27, and came out on top in her longest professional match.

The Williams sisters have now begun their pursuit of the French Open doubles title which has eluded them since 1999 and which they have only won once in their career.

–Crack (