Number 7 seeds Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic and Max Mirnyi of Belarus are the first winners of this US Open 2013, the Belarusian closed out the title for his team on their second match point, firing a volley winner and hugging his partner after claiming the mixed doubles title with a 7-6 6-3 win over American Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico.
For Andrea Hlavackova this title is her first ever mixed doubles title and first US Open title after she reached the final in doubles last year with her partner Lucie Hradecka. “If I could I would like to thanks my team, my supporters, my boyfriend and Max obviously who was unbelievable today,” said Hlavackova on the court during the trophy ceremony . “He covered 80 percent of the court, so it was easy for me to come up with some magic returns, so I really would like to thank him for partnering with me.”
For Max Mirnyi, he wins his third US Open mixed doubles title with 3 different partners and 10th Grand Slam doubles title overall.“It’s easy for me for different reason, New York is the best place to play tennis, this is the best stadium and I get the best partners.”