Zimonjic/Stosur Win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Crown
Wimbledon, Great Britain
by ATP Staff|
Nenad Zimonjic and Sam Stosur won the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Max Mirnyi and Hao-Ching Chan.
The Serbian/Australian duo needed just 56 minutes to triumph, converting three of their seven break points and winning 87 per cent of their first service points. They lost just one set en route to the title.
"We had one really close match which went to 8-6 in the third, but the rest I thought we played really, really well," said Zimonjic. "We controlled the matches from the beginning till the end, and it was a lot of fun to be on the court with Sam. Glad she said yes. Glad we took this chance."
"With Nenad at the net, unbelievable hands and volleys, he can really back up my serving, which makes me feel good and be able to relax a little bit more on that point," said Stosur. "As soon as you get an early break, that's a huge boost getting that break from the guy. Once we got the first one in the second set, I think we were able to play pretty loose and keep playing well."
The 38-year-old Zimonjic captured his fifth Grand Slam mixed doubles title. His previous victories came at the 2004 Australian Open (w/ Bovina), 2006 Roland Garros (w/ Srebotnik), 2008 Australian Open (w/ Tiantian) and 2010 Roland Garros (w/ Srebotnik).
The Serb had reached the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles with partner Daniel Nestor, losing to Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in four sets.