Former Trojan Wayne Black Wins U.S. Open Doubles Title

Sept. 7, 2001

Former USC All-American and Zimbabwe native Wayne Black, teamed with countryman Kevin Ullyett, seeded 14th, won the 2001 U.S. Open doubles title by defeating the second-seeded American tandem of Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer, 7-6 (11-9), 2-6, 6-3, today (Sept. 7) at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

For Black, a two-time All-American at USC who led the Trojans to national championships in 1993 and 1994, it was his first-ever Grand Slam title and his seventh career doubles title.

Black was a doubles semifinalist at the Open in 1997 and a quarterfinalist in 1999. He also has reached the semifinals twice at Wimbledon (1997-98).

Among the pairs Black and Ullyett beat during their title run was Black's older brother, Byron. Wayne and his partner disposed of Byron and his teammate in the second round.

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