Paes-Black clinch US Open mixed doubles title

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New York, Sep 5 (UNI) Leander Paes along with his partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe won the mixed doubles title at the US Open after beating Briton Jamie Murray and American Liezel Huber 7-6 6-4, here.

The fifth seeds saved two set points in the first-set tiebreak before breaking once in the second to clinch their first grand slam title together.

Black hit a crucial volley to save the first set point and Murray netted a volley on the second.

Murray was the only man to lose his serve, in the fifth game of the second, and Paes served out for his eighth grand-slam title, while Black has now won seven, including three mixed.

Paes now will be looking to win the men's doubles title when he and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy, the seventh seeds, play American twins, Bob and Mike Bryan.

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