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Huber and Raymond Continue Winning Ways

March 19, 2012

A few days ago, I wrote this piece for Tennis Grandstand: “Will Huber and Raymond Notch a Season for the Ages?”

Post-Indian Wells, it’s sure starting to look that way!

The Americans won their fourth title in a row, defeating Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina–their closest rivals right now–quite easily in the finals. It’s the second time in as many tournaments they’ve notched a straight-set win over the Indian-Russian pair.

Huber and Raymond don’t have the biggest games out there, but what they do possess is expertise in classic-style doubles: getting to the net as quickly as possible, setting up their partners for good shots and great court sense. It’s no wonder they’ve won 52 and 78 titles, respectively.

So anytime a team faces off against them, they’re going up against 130 combined doubles titles. That’s a lot of experience an opposing squad has to deal with. It’ll be interesting to see what Huber and Raymond’s peers bring to the table in Miami.

It’ll have to be a lot to knock off these two.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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