The 2007 US Open - Page 3 -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 2007, 09:43 PM
watchdogfish's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 14,636
Re: The 2007 US Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - France's Nathalie Dechy won her second consecutive U.S. Open women's doubles title on Sunday as she and Russian Dinara Safina beat fifth seeds Chan Yung-jan and Chuang Chia-jung of Taiwan 6-4 6-2.

The seventh seeds won a tight first set and then survived a few nerves in the second, when the Taiwan pair hit back from 5-0 to 5-2, to clinch the title.

The win gave Dechy, who won the mixed doubles at the French Open in June, her third grand slam title while it was Safina's first, having lost in the final to Dechy and Russian Vera Zvonareva 12 months ago.

"It's unbelievable," Dechy told reporters. "I was saying to my husband, Can you believe it's the second time (in a row) that I'm winning this trophy?"

Safina said their partnership came about at the last minute.

"I was supposed to play doubles with (Tatiana) Golovin, but then she got her injury," the Russian said.

"She's like, 'I'm not going to play'. I was in New Haven. (Maria) Kirilenko said to me 'I think Nathalie, she's just texted me, she wants to play doubles with me. You should text her'.

"I just texted her, just two days before. It was like, OK, let's play."

Safina said she hoped they would play together again in the future. "I would love to play with her. I had an agreement with Meghann Shaughnessy to the end of the year. (But) maybe we can start from next year."

Congratulations to Dinara for her first major win, and they were a scratch pairing too!! It's nice also that Marat won his first major at the US Open and now Dinara's done the same too

"That's not my wonder! It's just a smelly sock!"

watchdogfish is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome