Dechy, Zvonareva win women's double title

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Nathalie Dechy and Vera Zvonareva won the US Open women's doubles title on Sunday, beating Dinara Safina and Katarina Srebotnik 7-6 (5), 7-5.

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Nathalie Dechy and Vera Zvonareva won the US Open women's doubles title on Sunday, beating Dinara Safina and Katarina Srebotnik 7-6 (5), 7-5. It's the first Grand Slam championship for both France's Dechy and Russia's Zvonareva, who were playing in only their fourth tournament together and second major. Russia's Safina and Slovenia's Srebotnik held three set points in the opener, leading 5-4 and love-40 on Zvonareva's serve. But Dechy-Zvonareva won the next five points. The eventual champions trailed again in the tiebreaker before taking its last four points. In the second set, Srebotnik got broken while trailing 6-5 to end the match after 1 hour, 46 minutes. (AP)

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