By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 27, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Aussies Jarmila Gajdosova and Matt Ebden have been crowned Australian Open Mixed Doubles champions after defeating the Czech pairing of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak 6-3 7-5 on Sunday.
The Australians were playing together for the first time and entered the event on a wildcard.
“You know, it feels amazing. I guess extremely exciting to be given the chance to play a Grand Slam final, first of all, and then to win it,” Ebden said. “You never know how many chances you’ll get to play a Grand Slam final. So to come out with a win in our first final and get a title straightaway and to become Grand Slam champions is an amazing feeling and something we’ll always have.”
Gajdosova described what it felt like to become a Grand Slam champion.
“I think it’s something that every person, every girl or guy are dreaming when they are little. I know it’s mixed, but it’s still a Grand Slam title. To get that far, you ha