Czech pair win US Open women`s doubles title

Updated: Sep 08, 2013, 08:22 AM IST

New York: Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka won the US Open women`s doubles title on Saturday with a 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-4 win over Australia`s Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.

Hlavackova and Hradecka, who upset Serena and Venus Williams in the semi-finals, overcame a swift start from the Australians and finished strongly to claim their second major doubles title following their 2011 French Open triumph.

It was also a second title for Hlavackova at this year`s US Open after she teamed up with Belarusian veteran Max Mirnyi to win the mixed doubles on Friday.

"It`s been amazing," Hlavackova said. "I can`t believe I have won two grand slams this week. "I want to thank Lucie. She helped me as much as Max did."

It was third-time unlucky for Barty and Dellacqua, who lost both of their previous Grand Slam finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year.

Reuters