[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/16/williams.serena.gi.art.jpg caption="Serena Williams during day nine of the 2009 U.S. Open in New York."]
Program Note: Tennis superstar Serena Williams joins us live Wednesday on "American Morning."
Williams put her controversial U.S. Open singles exit behind her on Monday as she and sister Venus claimed the women's doubles title at Flushing Meadows.
The Williams sisters, seeded fourth, defeated the defending champions and top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber 6-2 6-2 in 89 minutes.
The match came 40 hours after Serena had been knocked out of the singles by Kim Clijsters, the Belgian having won match point when the American was punished with a point penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, her second code violation of the match.
Before the doubles final got under way, Serena issued an apology to the line judge she verbally abused during her semi-final defeat, amending a previous statement in which she had pointedly not made any such gesture.