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Krejcikova-Mektic win Aus Open mixed doubles title

February 01, 2020 20:29 IST

IMAGE: Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic and Nikola Mektic of Croatia kiss the championship trophy after winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Fifth seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Nikola Mektic completed a remarkable comeback win over American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Briton Jamie Murray to clinch the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open on Saturday.

 

Krejcikova and Mektic proved too strong for the reigning US Open champions in the tiebreak, winning eight straight points on their way to a 5-7, 6-4, (10-1) victory on Rod Laver Arena.

Czech Krejcikova successfully defended her title after winning the event with American Rajeev Ram last year, while Croatia's Mektic captured his maiden Grand Slam trophy.

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