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Bryan brothers win second Wimbledon title, 11th major

July 2, 2011 | 10:09 am

and Mike Bryan, the 33-year-old identical twins from Camarillo, won their second Wimbledon doubles title Saturday and their 11th major championship with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2) win over eighth-seeded Robert Lindstedt (who played at Pepperdine) of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania.

The top-seeded brothers tied the renowned Australian team of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde for most Grand Slam-level titles. The Bryans had lost three of their previous four Wimbledon finals but they dominated Saturday's match so much that Lindstedt earned himself a warning from the chair umpire for racket abuse on the second-to-last point of the match. Lindstedt slammed his racket to the ground over his frustration after fruitlessly trying to calculate the angle of a Bryan volley.

Last year the Bryans set the all-time victory record, surpassing the 61 titles won by Woodbridge and Woodforde, when they won the Los Angeles tournament for their 62nd overall win.


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-- Diane Pucin, reporting from Wimbledon, England

Photo: Bob, left, and Mike Bryant celebrate a point during their men’s doubles championship victory over Horia Tecau and Robert Lindstedt at Wimbledon on Saturday. Credit: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images