Soares, Makarova take US Open mixed doubles title
Date published :
06 Sep 2012 - 19:17:17
Brazil's Bruno Soares and Russia's Ekaterina Makarova captured the US Open mixed doubles title on Thursday by beating Czech Kveta Peschke and Poland's Marcin Matkowski 6-7 (8/10), 6-1, 12-10.
Soares became the first South American player to capture the title after runner-up efforts last year by Argentina's Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank and by Argentina's Mercedes Paz and Pablo Albano in 1997.
Peschke settled for a runner-up spot for the second time in three years, having lost in the 2010 final alongside Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.
Makarova ended the decisive tie-breaker with a baseline backhand that Peschke could only tap into the net after 89 minutes.