US Open - Melzer, Petzchner win doubles

Sun, 11 Sep 06:53:00 2011

Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner captured the men's doubles title at the US Open.

2011 US Open Melzer of Austria and Petzschner of Germany - 0

The pair, seeded ninth, beat the sixth seeds, Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland 6-2 6-2 in just 48 minutes in a late match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium that did not finish until after midnight.

It was the first US Open win for Melzer, from Austria, and Petzschner, of Germany, but their second Grand Slam success afte they won Wimbledon last year.

A day earlier young American pair Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock had claimed the mixed doubles title.

And on Sunday Vania King of the US and Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova take on American duo Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the women's doubles final.


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