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Chinese doubles team wins country's first Grand Slam

Updated: January 27, 2006, 4:17 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Zheng Jie and Yan Zi became China's first Grand Slam winners on Friday, upsetting top seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur in the Australian Open women's doubles final.

Yan and Zheng, who both won singles tournaments last year and were seeded 12th in the doubles at Melbourne, came from a set down and saved two match points in a second set tie-break before going on to win 2-6 7-6 6-3.

"We feel very excited and very happy," Yan told reporters. "Little bit nervous. ...

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