Barbora Krejcikova, left, of the Czech Republic and Croatia's Nikola Mektic kiss their trophy after defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and Britain's Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Barbora Krejcikova, left, of the Czech Republic and Croatia's Nikola Mektic kiss their trophy after defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and Britain's Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Krejcikova, Mektic claim mixed doubles title at Australian Open

By Reuters Time of article published Feb 1, 2020

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MELBOURNE - 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 U.S. 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. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/AusOpen?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AusOpen| #AO2020 pic.twitter.com/NDz5gVOOtK

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/B_Krejcikova?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@B_Krejcikova/ @NMektic capture a first team Grand Slam title defeating Mattek-Sands/Murray 5-7 6-4 [10-1].

Krejcikova successfully defends her mixed doubles crown while Mektic wins a maiden Slam trophy. #AusOpen| #AO2020 pic.twitter.com/42zPrUfjaY

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/B_Krejcikova?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@B_Krejcikovaand an even sweeter first for @NMektic😘 #AO2020| #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/WXXLqB9H6K

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/AO2020?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AO2020victory smiles 😁 @B_Krejcikova x @NMektic #AO2020| #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/yLEzKKfXXP

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/NMektic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NMekticmakes his debut speech as a Grand Slam winner 👏 #AO2020| #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/ZI4Ti6TEpA

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/AO2020?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AO2020| #AusOpen| @MsGladysKnight pic.twitter.com/GE70mjMMXp

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/AO2020?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AO2020| #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/iWjCSBtOzC

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/AO2020?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AO2020| #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/iWjCSBtOzC

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen)

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