Tennis: Spears-Cabal win mixed doubles title at Australian Open
02:01 PM, January 29, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:09 PM, January 29, 2017

Tennis: Spears-Cabal win mixed doubles title at Australian Open

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

 

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