Kubot, Lindstedt win Aussie Open doubles title

by: AP | January 26, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)—Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt won the Australian Open men's double title in their first Grand Slam as a team with a 6-3, 6-3 win Saturday over Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen.

Kubot and Lindstedt dominated from the start, fending off the only breakpoint they faced and wrapping up the final in just an hour and five minutes.

Butorac and Klaasen — who had an upset win over top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan in the third round — upped their tempo in the second set to stay in touch, but could only watch as their opponents served out the match. In the first round, they beat local favorite Pat Rafter, who came out of retirement at the age of 41 to play doubles with Lleyton Hewitt.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Mauresmo to coach Pouille; Bartoli takes first coaching position

In taking the position, Mauresmo will not become France's Davis Cup captain, as scheduled.

Top 10 of '18, No. 5: Halep battles past Stephens in Rogers Cup final

Drama and quality were abundant in this installment of one of tennis' best new rivalries.

50 Years, 50 Heroes: Zina Garrison, 1989

In 2001, she became the first black woman to serve on the USTA Board of Directors.