Sania Mirza, Bruno Soares clinch US Open mixed doubles title

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first_imgndia’s Sania Mirza and her partner Brazil’s Bruno Soares pose with the US Open trophyTop-seeded Sania Mirza of India and Bruno Soares of Brazil won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title Friday, beating American Abigail Spears and Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez 6-1, 2-6, 11-9 tiebreak.Mirza and Soares had each been successful mixed doubles players, so Mirza said during the trophy presentation that she wasn’t sure why it took them this long to pair up.ndia’s Sania Mirza and her partner Brazil’s Bruno Soares react after their winMirza has now won three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Soares was the 2012 U.S. Open champion with Ekaterina Makarova, who faces Serena Williams in the singles semifinals later Friday. Soares joked that clearly this means Mirza will reach the singles semis in Flushing Meadows in two years.In the super tiebreak, Mirza and Soares went ahead 9-4 before Spears and Gonzalez won five straight points. They clinched victory on their sixth championship point.last_img

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