5 Sep 2008

Paes and Black win mixed doubles title in New York

9:53 am on 5 September 2008

India's Leander Paes and Zimbabwe's Cara Black have won the mixed doubles title at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

The pair beat Briton Jamie Murray and American Liezel Huber in straight sets.

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

Black and Huber will join up in the final of the women's doubles when they play American Lisa Raymond and Australian Sam Stosur, the 10th seeds.

Paes will be looking to win the New York men's doubles title for the second time when he and Czech Lukas Dlouhy, the seventh seeds, play American twins Bob and Mike Bryan in the final.