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Murray, Mattek-Sands win mixed doubles title

Murray, Mattek-Sands win mixed doubles title”

Rosolska and Mektić were defeated 6-2, 3-6, 9-11 by Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Britain's Jamie Murray in the championship match in NY.

The British-American pair trailed 4-1 in the match tie-break before fighting back with Mattek-Sands hitting a brilliant lob to get back on serve.

She was in tears after the winning point and cried again when asked about her comeback from injury in her on-court post-match interview. "I thought I did a really good job throughout all the matches, kind of putting that aside and just going out there and playing tennis".

Mattek-Sands got broken in the third game after a great defense from Rosolska and she suffered another break at 2-4, allowing Nikola and Alicja to take the opener 6-2 after 28 minutes.

Murray now has back-to-back US Open titles, having won the same event past year with Martina Hingis, with his tally up to four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and six overall.

"I have had an incredible two weeks". Going from not being able to get myself out of bed previous year to play in this finals, I mean, really, I don't care what anyone tells you. "Choose your attitude and go out there and big things will happen".

But they gathered themselves together quickly to force a fourth match point as Mektic framed a return long and after a big return on the baseline from Mattek-Sands, Murray slammed away a high forehand volley to clinch victory.

Murray's mother, Judy, was in the stands for the final on her birthday - Jamie Murray joked to the crowd his mom had turned 75 and then led a rendition of "Happy Birthday".

"Jamie is very calm and poised out there, I am very energetic, we just match", said Mattek-Sands, who was visibly emotional.

"I watched Beth and Justin [her husband] quite a lot [at the US Open] past year when I was going to play mixed doubles, some of the doubles matches", he said. I say 'where am I serving, where am I going?



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