The Latest: Kontinen, Peers beat Bryans for Australian title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday from the Australian Open (all times local):

11:15 p.m.

Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia have beaten Bob and Mike Bryan 7-5, 7-5 to win the Australian Open men’s doubles championship, their first Grand Slam title.

The fourth-seeded Kontinen and Peers started playing together at last year’s Australian Open and won five titles together in 2016. They are undefeated in three matches against the Bryan brothers, the most decorated doubles team in tennis history.

The third-seeded Bryans were trying to win their 17th Grand Slam title, which would have tied them with John Newcombe for the most titles all-time.


10:50 p.m.

For the fashion-conscious Serena Williams, it’s no surprise she had a pair of shoes with the No. 23 printed on the heel to mark her Open-era record 23rd major title.

She did get an extra special…

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