Tennis: Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens win US Open women's doubles

Elise Mertens (left) and Aryna Sabalenka / Reuters

Belgian Elise Mertens and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka won their maiden Grand Slam title in the US Open women's doubles.

The fourth seeds beat Australian Ashleigh Barty and Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 7-5 7-5 in one hour and 36 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.


Aryna Sabalenka (right) and Elise Mertens / Reuters

In the earlier event, Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu stunned experienced Serena Williams to win the women's singles US Open title, reports BBC.