Win and a loss in US Open Mixed Doubles

Friday, 02 September 2022
A win and a loss for the two New Zealanders in the opening round of the Mixed Doubles draw at the US Open.
Michael Venus and Australian Ellen Perez beat Laura Siegemund (Germany) and Scot, Jamie Murray 6-2 7-6(5) in a good win for the Kiwi who has lost twice in the final in New York to Murray.
Venus and Perez will play Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez in the second round.
The result didn't quite go the right way for Erin Routliffe and German Andreas Mies as late alternates in the draw.
But it was still another great opportunity for the New Zealander to continue her battle among the best in the world.
They were beaten 7-6(2), 7-6(4) by American Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Kevin Krawietz (Germany) in a match which saw them constantly fight back into the match and never quite letting their opponents get away from them.
In action on day five is Routliffe and Alicja Rosolska against hard-hitting Americans Caty McNally and Taylor Townswend second on court 12. 

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