MELBOURNE: Brazil’s Bruno Soares lifted the Australian Open mixed doubles trophy on Sunday — the same day he also won the men’s doubles, in the early hours of the morning.
Soares and Russia’s Elena Vesnina, seeded five, beat the unseeded pairing of American Coco Vandeweghe and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 on Rod Laver Arena.
The win comes after Soares and Jamie Murray, the brother of singles finalist Andy, beat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek and Canadian Daniel Nestor in three sets for the men’s title in a 1:00 am finish.
“I feel like I’ve been on this court for the last 24 hours,” said Soares, who now has 22 men’s doubles titles and also won the US Open mixed doubles in 2012 and 2014.
“But it’s a good feeling. Elena carried me the whole week. She was awesome.”