Sep 8, 2008

Cara Black and Liezel Huber win US Open women’s doubles title

Cara Black and Liezel Huber beat Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur a 6-3, 7-6 (6) Sunday to win their first U.S. Open women’s doubles championship.

It’s the fourth Grand Slam tournament title, and 20th title overall, as a team for the top-seeded Black and Huber. They also won Wimbledon in 2005 and 2007, and the Australian Open in 2007.

They didn’t drop a single set at Flushing Meadows.

Black also won this year’s U.S. Open mixed doubles title, pairing with Leander Paes to beat Huber and Jamie Murray.

When the women's doubles match ended, Black and Huber dropped their rackets, shrieked and hopped into each other’s arms for a hug.

The 10th-seeded Raymond and Stosur, the 2005 U.S. Open champions, also were the runners-up at Wimbledon this year, losing to Venus and Serena Williams in that final. The Williams sisters didn’t enter the U.S. Open doubles event.

(Image by AFP/Getty Images/Matthew Stockman)
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