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Serena and Venus Williams Lose First Round of US Open Doubles

Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams play against Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova during their 2022 US Open Tennis tournament women's doubles first round match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on Sept. 1.

Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams play against Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova during their 2022 US Open Tennis tournament women's doubles first round match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on Sept. 1.

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New York (AP) -- Serena and Venus Williams traded fist bumps or palm slaps and chatted between points. They smiled while conversing in their seats at changeovers.

When their first doubles match together in 4 1/2 years ended with a loss at the U.S Open on Thursday night, the siblings hugged each other, then left the court to a standing ovation.