Flushing Meadows, NY – Americans Liezel Huber and Lisa set marathon to win the women's doubles title at the U.S. Open.
Huber and Raymond rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) triumph that took two hours and 47 minutes to complete.
King and Shvedova won last year's title, beating Huber and Nadia Petrova in three sets. Huber was appearing in her fourth straight women's double final. She teamed with Cara Black to beat Raymond and Samantha Stosur in 2008, then again went to the final with Black in 2009 and lost to the Williams sisters.
The 38-year-old Raymond became a three-time Open doubles champion. She won the crown in 2001 with Rennae Stubbs, then captured the title in 2005 with Stosur.
King and Shvedova were trying to become the first team to repeat as doubles champion at the U.S. Open since Spain's Virginia Ruano Pascual and Argentina's Paola Suarez won three titles in a row from 2002-04.