Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova win doubles title at the U.S. Open

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the doubles title on Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Open. The duo defeated French pair Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

After dropping the first set, Mattek-Sands and Safarova battled back in the second as the set went back and forth. The turning point came when the pair was down 5-4 and Garcia and Mladenovic committed three straight unforced errors to level the set at five games apiece.

Mattek-Sands and Safarova took the lead after a win in the next game and then the French were able to level the set again at six games each before falling in a tiebreaker.
Mattek-Sands and Safarova found their stride in the third set and led the entire way. Garcia and Mladenovic were only able to get within one game on two occasions en route to finishing as the runners up.

In the Junior Girls final, American Kayla Day defeated Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-2.

The first set started off close with each player winning one game early on. Day pulled away though and led, 4-1, before Kuzmova was able to get one game back. The 16-year-old American held her composure and took a 5-2 lead before finishing off the set at 6-3.

The second set saw Day surge to a 4-0 lead as she coasted to the junior title.

Kuzmova defeated another American, Sofia Kenin, in the semifinals to make it to the final. Day topped Canadian Bianca Andreescu to for her spot in the tournament’s final.

It was the first major title for Day, who made it to the semifinals of the junior competition earlier this year at Wimbledon.

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