Unseeded pair wins mixed doubles

Updated: September 6, 2012, 9:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A last-second addition to the U.S. Open mixed doubles field, Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares are now Grand Slam champions.

The unseeded duo beat Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski 6-7 (8), 6-1, 12-10 tiebreak in Thursday's final.

Soares, a 30-year-old Brazilian doubles specialist, had turned down Makarova before the Open because he was set to play with his regular partner, Australian Jarmila Gajdosova. But with the minutes ticking down to sign up for the tournament, ...

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