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Mattek-Sands, Tecau win mixed doubles title

Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Romanian partner Horia Tecau won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Sunday.

Mattek-Sands and Tecau, seeded No. 8, easily won the match tiebreaker to earn a 6-3, 5-7, (10-3) victory over the fifth-seeded team of Russia's Elena Vesnina and India's Leander Paes.

After the second lasted nearly an hour, Mattek-Sands and Tecau took care of their opponents in the tiebreaker in just 12 minutes. They had six aces and 34 winners in the match.

On Saturday, Paes and Radek Stepanek had ended the three-year Australian Open reign of Bob and Mike Bryan by beating the top-ranked twin brothers in the men's doubles final.

Instead of the Bryans, Mattek-Sands became the only American to win a title at this year's championship.

01/29 02:59:05 ET

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