Svetlana and Vera win Australian Open Grand Slam Double Title
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Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva became the first all-Russian team to win a Grand Slam doubles title on Friday evening, surviving a tense final game to defeat the all-Italian pairing of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the final of the Australian Open, 57 64 63.
Although Kuznetsova and Zvonareva are better known for their singles play, they had both won Grand Slams in doubles before, Kuznetsova right here in 2005 (with Alicia Molik) and Zvonareva at the US Open in 2006 (with Nathalie Dechy). Zvonareva also had two Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles.