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U.S. Open: Vania King, Yaroslava Shvedova win doubles title

Doubles_400 Vania King, the 21-year-old from Long Beach who has begun to take doubles very seriously, and her 23-year-old partner Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, won their second consecutive major doubles championship Monday by completing a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over the second-seeded team of Liezel Huber and Russia's Nadia Petrova.

Shvedova hit a winning forehand and King squealed. The pair, who were seeded sixth and who have only played seven tournaments together, have now won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open back-to-back.

The match had been stopped by Sunday's rain in the third set with Huber and Petrova leading 5-4. Shvedova is the first player from Kazakhstan to win a U.S. Open title of any kind.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Yaroslava Shvedova, left, and Vania King. Credit: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

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