Gajdosova-Ebden win Australian Open mixed doubles

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 27, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Virginie Razzano of France during day two of the 2009 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Wildcard entrants Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden combined to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Czech pair Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak on Sunday. The Australian pair ousted second-seeded Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes in the second round and fifth-seeded Nadia Petrova and Mahesh Bhupathi in the quarterfinals. They had two service breaks in each set and dropped twice in the match. ''As Australians it's incredible to play here,'' Ebden said. ''We've had an incredible time the last couple of weeks and we'll see you next year.''
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