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Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina win U.S. Open doubles title

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam doubles title, ending Martina Hingis’ run at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied from down a set and break to beat Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night in New York. Playing doubles in her latest comeback from retirement, the 33-year-old Hingis was in her first major final since the 2002 Australian Open. She has won nine Grand Slam doubles titles to go with her five major singles championships. Makarova (left in photo) and Vesnina (right) also won the 2013 French Open. Makarova was routed by No. 1 Serena Williams 6-1, 6-3 on Friday in her first major singles semifinal. She and Vesnina beat the Williams sisters in the quarters en route to the title. – Associated Press

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Tags: tennis, U.S. Open

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