SW19 Diary: All fun and games for the Williams sisters


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It's going to be a busy day for Serena Williams. First up on Centre Court this afternoon there is the main business of the women's final and then – after a couple of hours break while the men complete their doubles – she and Venus will be back to contest the women's doubles final. Playing this Wimbledon together was designed as a warm-up for the Olympics. Consider them warmed. And everyone else warned.

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