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US Open: Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk win mixed doubles title at Flushing Meadows

Second seeds Salisbury and Krawczyk win their second Grand Slam mixed doubles title together after also triumphing at the French Open in June; Salisbury won the men's doubles alongside Rajeev Ram on Friday at Flushing Meadows

Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawcyzk triumphed at the US Open mixed doubles
Image: Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawcyzk triumphed at the US Open mixed doubles

Briton Joe Salisbury won his second doubles title of this year’s US Open as he and American partner Desirae Krawczyk beat El Salvador's Marcelo Arevalo and Mexican Giuliana Olmos in the mixed event.

Salisbury, who along with American Rajeev Ram won the men's doubles on Friday, and Krawczyk sealed an impressive 7-5 6-2 win over their unseeded Central American opponents in New York.

It is a second Grand Slam mixed doubles title for second seeds Salisbury and Krawczyk, who won the French Open together in June.

Krawczyk, who partnered Britain's Neal Skupski to the Wimbledon title, is the first player to win three successive Grand Slam mixed doubles titles since Indian Mahesh Bhupathi between 2005 and 2006.

Salisbury is the first man since Bob Bryan in 2010 to win both titles at the same US Open, and he said: "It's been such an incredible couple of weeks just being back here playing the US Open with all the fans back.

"To come away with two titles, I couldn't have even dreamt of that. To be playing on this incredible court and to top it off winning a title with Des, it's amazing. We've had so much fun on the court together and with our whole team. I just can't wait to be back here next year."

Salisbury and Krawczyk were initially on the back foot at the Arthur Ashe Stadium as the Briton saved back-to-back break points with accurate serving in the sixth game of the first set.

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Trailing 4-5, Salisbury then saved three successive set points on his serve, before good net coverage helped the British and American pair break the Olmos serve and close out the first set.

After an immediate break at the start of the second set on the Olmos serve, Salisbury and Krawczyk then took charge and sealed a double break to lead 5-2 before Krawczyk completed the victory on her third match point.

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