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Australian duo John Peers and Storm Sanders have claimed the US Open Mixed Doubles title in their first tournament playing together.

The title is Peers' second major doubles title, and his first in mixed doubles, whilst it's a maiden major title for Sanders.

The Aussie pair were forced to come from behind after dropping the first set to opponents Kirsten Flipkens and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, but did just that as they soared to a 4-6, 6-4, [10-7] victory.

"I felt like we were playing well enough to even win the first set. Got broken on my serve. Super close, could have gone either way," Sanders said post-match.

"I'm super proud we backed ourselves and just played our game. We just kind of hung around, tried to enjoy the moment, too."

“Thank you to my partner, Peersy. I can't believe we’re Grand Slam champions, it’s crazy," Sanders said on-court, post-match. "We’ve been trying to set it up for the last year to play and I've really enjoyed every moment on court with you."

“Stormy, we got one; well done,” said Peers, post-match, as he high-fived Sanders. “It's been a pleasure this week and a lot of fun. So, hopefully we can do a few more coming up at some point.”


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