New York, Sept 05: Paes, pride of Indian tennis along with Cara Black of Zimbawe won their first US Open mixed doubles title by beating Liezel Huber of the United States and Jamie Murray of Britain 7-6, 6-4 in the final.
Its another feather in the cap of India's proud son who completes a career mixex doubles. Paes won the French Open and Wimbledon alongside US Lisa Raymond in 1999 and the Wimbledon and Australian Open crowns in 2003 with US legend Martina Navartilova. Paes finished the victory after 97 minutes with a serve and volley winner.The triumph increased Paes's tally of Grand Slam crowns to eight. Both Black, 29, and Paes, 35, have a chance for more titles this week at Flushing Meadows.
Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy have advanced to Friday's US Open men's doubles final, where they will face US brothers Mike and Bob Bryan.
"The key part is selecting a good partner," Paes said. "I let Cara do all the work and I just stood back and enjoyed it."
Both Black, 29, and Paes, 35, have a chance for more titles this week at Flushing Meadows.