Kiwi Michael Venus through to mixed doubles final at US Open

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New Zealander Michael Venus has eased into another grand slam tennis final, combining with Taiwan's Chan Hao-Ching for a two-set semi-final win in the mixed doubles at the US Open.

The last time a New Zealand tennis player won a doubles grand slam was in 1979.

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The third-seeded pair beat Anastasia Rodionova of Australia and Austrian Oliver Marach 6-1 7-6 (8-6) in a shade over 70 minutes.

They will meet Wimbledon champions Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray in the final after they beat Coco Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau 6-4 7-6 in the other semi-final.

Venus and American partner Ryan Harrison, who won the French Open doubles title in May, were upset 6-3 6-3 in the opening round of the US Open by French pairing Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin.

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