September 9, 2018 / 3:30 AM / 2 months ago

Tennis: Murray, Mattek-Sands win U.S. Open mixed doubles

Sep 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Bethanie Mattek-Sands of United States of America (L) and Jamie Murray of Great Britain (R) celebrate after match point against Alicja Rosolska of Poland Nikola Mektic of Croatia (both not pictured) in the mixed doubles final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britian’s Jamie Murray and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands captured the U.S. Open mixed doubles title with a 2-6 6-3 11-9 victory over Croatia’s Nikola Mektic and Poland’s Alicja Rosolska on Sunday.

The victory made Murray, who won here last year with Martina Hingis, the first man to win consecutive U.S. Open mixed doubles titles since Bob Bryan in 2003-04.

It also marked a triumphant moment for Mattek-Sands, who suffered a horrific knee injury at Wimbledon in 2017.

“It was a little emotional getting that win,” said Mattek-Sands. “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.”

Reporting by Frank Pingue;Editing by Peter Rutherford

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