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  Friday, 7 September, 2001, 00:46 GMT 01:46 UK
Aussie pair triumph in US
Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge claimed another doubles title
Rennae Stubbs and Todd Woodbridge (Aus) [1] bt Lisa Raymond (US) and Leander Paes (Ind) [2] 6-4 5-7 7-6 (11/9)

Australians Rennae Stubbs and Todd Woodbridge have claimed the mixed doubles title with a dramatic victory over Lisa Raymond and Leander Paes in the super tie-break.

With the scores locked at one set all, the scoring system at the US Open sees doubles matches decided by a tie-break to ten points.

In a tight match, Woodbridge served out for the first set after he and Stubbs had forced an early break.

The second set went with serve until the 12th game when Paes came to the fore, forcing the break with some fierce returning.

In a tense final set, Raymond and Paes had held match point at 9-8 but with Woodbridge serving, the Australians fought their way out of trouble and took the tiebreak 11-9.

"It feels great. It's very special because Rennae and I have been playing at the same junior tournaments since we're eight years old," Woodbridge said.

"It's very special because we spent so much time together."

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