Mixed doubles glory again for Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands at US Open

Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands brushed aside top seeds Chan Hao-Ching and Michael Venus in the final to successfully defend their US Open crown.

Brit Murray, who took his Grand Slam doubles tally seven, and local hero Mattek-Sands, now a nine-time Grand Slam doubles winner, secured a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Chan and Venus to make it back-to-back mixed doubles titles at Flushing Meadows.

The defending champions secured two breaks of serve in the first set and, after the second set started with four consecutive breaks, they broke in games seven and nine to wrap up the win.

“We played amazing the whole two weeks, especially the semi-finals and finals,” Murray said. “I’ve always had fun on the court. Really happy to win again.”

Mattek-Sands added: “Jamie, you were on fire this whole two weeks. We have a lot of fun. He keeps me grounded. I’m the energetic one.”

With the win, Murray becomes the first man in the Open Era to win the title three consecutives titles as he also tasted success alongside Martina Hingis in 2017.

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