Soares, Makarova take US Open mixed doubles title

Updated: 07 September 2012 08:12 IST

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, Makarova take US Open mixed doubles title
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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.

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