April 14, 2024

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Emotional mixed title for Mattek-Sands

A bit lost in the drama during US Open finals weekend was a major personal and professional triumph that might have topped them all.

American Bethanie Mattek-Sands was just 14 months removed from a ghastly knee injury, suffered on court while playing singles at Wimbledon. She was the No. 1 doubles player in the world at the time.

A year ago in New York, she was practicing walking without crutches. Saturday, she and Jamie Murray won the mixed doubles title.

It was a little emotional getting that win,” Mattek-Sands said. “Appreciating the journey is really the real win.”

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