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Southern African Duo Triumphs In Australian Open Women's Doubles

Zimbabwean tennis star Cara Black and South African doubles partner Liezel Huber notched up their first major win for 2007 by locking up the Australian Open women’s doubles title in Melbourne on Friday. Black and Huber defeated Yung Jan Chan and Chia Jung Chuang of Taiwan 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 to clinch the title.

The Southern African pair defeated top seeds Lisa Raymond of the United States and her Australian partner, Samantha Stusor, in the semifinals.

Reporter Marvellous Mhlanga Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe asked sports commentator Michael Kariati about the potential impact of the Black-Huber win on the development of tennis in Zimbabwe.

In football, Zimbabwe's Mwana Africa takes on Mundu Football Club of Tanzania on Saturday at Amina Stadium in Zanzibar in the first qualifier of the CAF Confederation Cup. It is Mwana Africa's first experience outside Zimbabwe - the club won the CBZ Cup knockout tournament in its first year in the Premier Soccer League.

Premier League champions Highlanders take on Pamplemousse of Mauritius Sunday at Bourbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo in African Champions Cup preliminary play.

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