Bryan brothers win third straight Aussie doubles title

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan after winning the men's doubles final match at the Australian Open tennis...

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan after winning the men's doubles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Jan. 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

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Melbourne, Australia - The twin American brothers of Bob and Mike Bryan won their third consecutive Australian Open doubles title Saturday, beating Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, 6-3, 6-4, in the championship match.

The top-seeded duo notched its 10th Grand Slam title overall and fifth in Melbourne. The Bryans also won the Australian Open in 2006 and '07.

The Bryans beat the third-seeded Indian team of Bhupathi and Paes with relative ease. In a match that lasted a little more than an hour, the Bryans were never broken, totaled nine aces, and hit 26 winners.

Bhupathi and Paes won three Grand Slam doubles titles together, and were in the Aussie Open final as a team in 1999.


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