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US Open | Day 13 Highlights

Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands win Mixed Doubles title: This time last year, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands found herself hobbling around on crutches after a horrific knee injury at Wimbledon but on Saturday, she leapt for joy into the arms of her new partner, Jamie Murray, after capturing the 2018 US Open mixed doubles title, 2-6 6-3 [11-9], over Alicja Rosolska & Nikola Mektic.

“Going from not being able to get myself out of bed last year to play in this final,” Mattek-Sands said, fighting back tears. “I don’t care what anyone tells you; if you’re too old or you’re too young, you’re too big or you’re too small. You haven’t had enough opportunities or you’re still waiting for yours. You can do anything you put your mind to. Go out there and choose your attitude. Choose happiness everyday no matter what and big things will happen.”

Pick the best partner. “I got a good talent for that, I guess. We had an amazing two weeks. Jamie Murray

The inspirational performance marked Mattek-Sands’ first title since returning from injury, as well as her first tournament playing with Murray. The key to their success?

“Pick the best partner,” Murray joked. “I got a good talent for that, I guess. We had an amazing two weeks.” he said.

During the trophy ceremony, it was cause for festivities all around as Murray coaxed the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd into a singing “Happy Birthday” to his mother, Judy Murray, in the stands.


Naomi Osaka becomes first Japanese to win a major title: The result might not have gone her way inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, but Serena Williams ended a comeback Grand Slam season with her head held high and her eyes firmly turned towards 2019.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion fell short of a 24th major title at Flushing Meadows after an inspired performance by Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final, which was unfortunately marred by controversy after Williams was given a point and game penalty in the match.

Despite her meltdown and to her credit, Williams stood tall during the trophy presentation ceremony and addressed the crowd, giving full support to her opponent for the 6-2 6-4 victory.

“What Serena did out there tonight on the trophy stand showed a great deal of class and sportsmanship,” said USTA Chairman and President Katrina Adams.

“This was Naomi’s moment, and Serena wanted her to be able to enjoy it. That was a class move from a true champion.”

Serena drew a warning for coaching (admitted by Patrick Mouratoglou), a code violation for racket abuse resulting in the loss of a point, and then a further code violation for verbal abuse, which gave away a game and put her into meltdown.

Osaka, displaying remarkable poise throughout the match, held her serve and gifted Japan its first Grand Slam singles title, but there were tears all round and the final will probably be remembered more for the controversy than the Japanese’s brilliant form.


Junior Wrap: Thiago Seyboth Wild, a 17-year old Brazilian upset top seed Chun Hsin Tseng from Chinese Taipei, 6-2, 6-4, in 76 minutes, to reach US Open boys’ singles final where he will meet Italy’s 16-year-old Lorenzo Musetti, who beat USTA Boys’ 18s National Championships winner, Jenson Brooksby, 6-3 6-3, in 85 minutes.

On the girls’ side, No 11 seed Clara Burel advanced to her second major final, beating No 4 seed Maria Camila Osorio Serrano, 7-5 1-6 7-6(3)

While the French 17-year-old couldn’t convert three match points at 5-4 in the third set, she found a way to battle past the Colombian.

Her opponent in Sunday’s final is No 3 seed Xiyu Wang, who finished her 6-1 5-7 6-3 semi-final victory against Dasha Lopatetskaya indoors due to rain.

Before the rain came, but under cloudy skies and much cooler than the heat and humidity that swathed the area through most of the tournament, Americans Emilio Nava & Axel Nefve won their Boys’ doubles semi-final, outlasting Jesper De Jong of the Netherlands & Switzerland’s Damien Wenger, 3-6 6-4 [12-10].

The other semi-final also went to a match tiebreak, with Adrian Andreev of Bulgaria & Anton Matusevich of Great Britain defeating Musetti and fellow Italian Giulio Zeppieri, 4-6 7-5 [10-6].


BritWatch: Jamie Murray & Bethanie Mattek-Sands d Alicja Rosolska & Nikola Mektic, 2-6 6-3 [11-9]; and Anton Matusevich & Adrian Andreev (BUL) v Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) & Giulio Zappieri (ITA), 4-6 7-5 [10-6].


Brits in action on Day 13: Court 11 – Boys Doubles Final / Anton Matusevich & Adrian Andreev v Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) & Giulio Zappieri (ITA).


Prime Watch: Amazon Prime are streaming game 3 match courts in addition to its US Open Live Show channel, available via smart TV, FireStick, computer and mobile device.

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  1. Linx Aj

    Well done.. Jamie & Beth..👓👀….🇺🇲🎾🎾🌎🏆…..🎯..🥂🍾

  2. Valerie Martin

    Well done. Congratulations to you both 🎾🎾🏆

  3. Crystal Butcher

    well done Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.


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