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Czech women down Aussie duo to win doubles title

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Czech fifth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka won the US Open women's doubles final on Saturday, beating Australian eighth seeds Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-4.

It was the second Grand Slam title in as many days for Hlavackova, who joined Max Mirnyi of Belarus in winning the mixed doubles on Friday.

She became the first player to win two US Open titles since Zimbabwe's Cara Black in 2008, when she joined American Liezel Huber to win the women's doubles title and India's Leander Paes to win the mixed. Dellacqua and Barty, in only their eighth event together, were runners-up this year at the US and Australian Opens as well as Wimbledon.

They are the first Aussie women's pair to reach the US Open final since Wendy Turnbull and Kerry Melville Reid in 1978.AFP

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