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Black and Huber win doubles crown

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:00

The top-ranked pairing overcame 10th seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur 6-3 7-6 (8-6) in the championship match to claim their eighth title this season.

Zimbabwean Black also won the the mixed doubles title on Thursday with Leander Paes of India.

It is the first US Open title for Black and Huber, who saved two set points in the decisive tie-break.

“I’m not sure whether I should sing the anthem, do a cartwheel, or tell you guys to vote, but I’m the proudest American right now,” Huber, a South-African born American, told the crowd after the match.

This marked the fifth grand slam women’s doubles title overall for Black, while Huber picked up her fourth.

Raymond, 35, was bidding for the sixth major doubles championship of her career and third with Stosur.

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