Spears-Cabal win mixed doubles title
American Abigail Spears and Colombian partner Juan Sebastian Cabal swept to a first Grand Slam mixed doubles title Sunday with a straight-sets victory at the Australian Open.
The unseeded pair beat the more experienced Indian-Croatian duo of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena.
They took a quick double break in the first set, with the solid Spears serving it out in under 30 minutes.
Mirza and Dodig surged to a 3-0 lead in the second set but they couldn't hold on, with Spears and Cabal clawing back into the match and the Colombian winning it with a smash