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King, Shvedova win US Open women's doubles
| Updated at: 1035 PST, Tuesday, September 14, 2010|
NEW YORK: Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova added the US Open women's doubles title to the Wimbledon crown they won in July here on Monday in a final held over from Sunday due to rain.
The US/Kazak duo defeated second seeds Liezel Huber of the United States and Nadia Petrova of Russia 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4).
The final had been suspended due to rain at a crucial moment of the game on Sunday with King serving to level at 5-5 in the deciding set.
On the resumption a Shvedova forehand winner down the line saved a match point for the sixth seeds and two games later it went down to a tie-breaker.
King and Shvedova opened up an early lead in that and after securing two match points they clinched it with a perfect lob over Petrova.
"I was nervous because I was serving and I was down a point, so I was just hoping no double fault," said King.
"After Wimbledon we did not know if we could do it again, but now we proved that we can."