American Duo Huber-Raymond Wins US Open Women's Doubles

New York, Sep 12 (IANS): Fourth-seeded American team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the US Open Tennis Championship women's doubles title by outlasting defending champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova.

The American pair beat third-seeded duo of American King and Kazakhstan's Shvedova 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to lift the title here Sunday.

It's the sixth Grand Slam women's doubles title for 38-year-old Raymond, for whom it was also her third US Open doubles championship. The prevois title came in 2005 when she teamed with austrlian Sam Stosur.

Stosur overpowered Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 to win the US Open women's singles in a later match, Xinhua reported.

Raymond and Huber saved match point trailing 5-4 in the second set, then got to the third-set tiebreaker.

After winning the point to go ahead 6-2, Huber started celebrating, thinking they had won.

Two points later, they actually did. Huber, who teamed with Nadia Petrova last year, avenged a loss to the King and Shedova team, who won last year's Wimbledon, in the 2010 final.

The winning pair will carve up a prize of $420,000.

Huber and Raymond overcame Slovakia's Daniel Hantuchova and Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final Friday.

King and Shvedova upended the fifth-seeded Russian tandem of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova, 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 6-3 in another semifinal.


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