William sisters withdraw from doubles at Australian Open

Serena and Venus Williams are sticking with the solo acts at the Australian Open.

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Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of women’s doubles at the Australian Open, where they’ve won four titles.

The Williams sisters were scheduled to play their first-round match Wednesday against Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

A tournament official confirmed the Williams sisters had withdrawn but did not specify a reason.

Both sisters won their first-round singles matches in singles on Tuesday.