Williams sisters win 1st match of French doubles

PARIS (AP) — Venus and Serena Williams have won their first-round doubles match at the French Open, dropping only one game.

The top-seeded Americans beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium and Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 6-0, 6-1 Tuesday.

The Williams sisters are seeking their 12th Grand Slam doubles title together and fourth in a row. They won the French Open doubles championship in 1999.

Both had a day off in singles, where Serena is seeded No. 1, and Venus is No. 2.