Hlavackova, Mirnyi win mixed doubles U.S. Open title

Sept. 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Andrea Hlavackova and Max Mirnyi won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title Friday in straight sets over Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez.

Hlavackova and Mirnyi, the No. 7 seeds, completing three breaks to win 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. They had a pair of breaks in the second set when they won half of the points off the serves of Spears and Gonzalez, who were unseeded.

Hlavackova and Mirnyi dropped only one set in completing their five-match run in the tournament.

It was the third U.S. Open mixed doubles championship for Mirnyi, who won in 1998 with Serena Williams and in 2007 with Victoria Azarenka. He also won the 2008 mixed title at Wimbledon with Williams.

It is the first Grand Slam mixed title for Hlavackova. She and Lucie Hradecka won the women's doubles championship at the 2011 French Open.

Spears reached her first major tournament final and Gonzalez his third in mixed doubles with upsets of the Nos. 5 and 8 seeded teams.

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