Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Daniel Nestor of Canada won the mixed doubles championship at the Australian Open, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and Paul Hanley of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 in Sunday’s final.
Srebotnik and Nestor had nine break points against them and managed to save six of them, while Hanley and Chan were broken three times in five attempts.
“There were a lot of tight points there at the end, we were fortunate to win,” Nestor said in the post-match trophy ceremony.
It was the first Grand Slam title for the No. 2-seeded pair as a team. Both have won several doubles titles with other partners.
Nestor thanked Srebotnik for playing with him in Melbourne.
“She’s already dumped me for the next Grand Slam for her regular partner,” he said light-heartedly. “This was my one shot. I’m glad I took advantage of it.”
Keywords: Australian Open 2011