|Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden kiss the trophy as they celebrate after defeating Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak in the mixed doubles final on Sunday. (AP-Yonhap News)|
MELBOURNE (AP) ― Wildcard entrants Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden combined to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Czech pair Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak on Sunday.
The Australian pair ousted second-seeded Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes in the second round and fifth-seeded Nadia Petrova and Mahesh Bhupathi in the quarterfinals.
They had two service breaks in each set and dropped twice in the match. “As Australians it’s incredible to play here,” Ebden said. “We’ve had an incredible time the last couple of weeks and we’ll see you next year.”