Czech pair win US Open women's doubles title
Updated: 2013-09-08 14:01
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 semifinals, 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."
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (L) of the Czech Republic kiss their trophy defeating Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia in their women's doubles final match at the US Open tennis championships in New York, Sept 7, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]