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US Open: Siegemund, Zvonareva win women's doubles title..


Deepesh Sharma 

New York, Sept 12 (HS) Germany's Laura Siegemund and Russia's Vera Zvonareva won the US Open Grand Slam women's doubles title. 

The unseeded German-Russian duo defeated third seed Nicole Melichar of America and Yifan Xu of China in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. 

Siegemund and Zvonareva had never played together in any competition before.This is Siegemund's first Grand Slam title, while Zvonareva managed to win her third Grand Slam. She has previously won the doubles titles at the 2006 US Open with Nathalie Dechy and 2012 Australian Open with Svetlana Kuznetsova. 

After the match, Zvonareva said, "It is pleasant to win after the end of two weeks. I can definitely say that it was not boring."

Xu and Melichar finished second for the second straight tournament in New York. They were also came second at the Western & Southern Open.
Zvonareva and Siegemund said they are now looking forward to playing together at the French Open.

Hindusthan Samachar