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
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