Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and John Isner beat Belgium's Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans in the Hopman Cup final to claim trophy for their country for a record sixth time.
Henin won first rubber against Mattek-Sands 76(6) 63, after which Isner beat Bemelmans 63 64 to level the tie. That meant the title would be decided by the mixed doubles, which the US dominated, 63 64.
"It's been an amazing week. It's my first time in Perth and I've really enjoyed myself. It's funny, I saw this (diamond tennis ball trophy) actually when I first got here and I thought it was the best trophy in sports," said Mattek-Sands.
"This is one of the best run events of the year," the world No.58 added. "It's fantastic. There was a really strong field this year, there was great players; Ana, Justine, Djokovic, Hewitt. I hope everyone enjoyed watching some great tennis this week."
Isner, also making his debut at the Burswood Dome, added: "I've got to thank Bethanie; her back's got to be hurting from carrying me all week. She was rock solid all week long."
(via WTA Tour)
Posted by Lana On 1/09/2011 01:07:00 PM