By ATP Staff
Mike Bryan captured his third mixed doubles title with Lisa Raymond Sunday at Wimbledon, defeating fourth seeds Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Seeded second, Bryan and Raymond won 72 percent of their first serve points and broke the Indian/Russian duo four times to seal the win in two hours and 24 minutes.
“It was a blast playing with Lisa all week. Obviously the match was up and down. We could have closed it out there in straights,” said Bryan. “Unfortunately, I got broken. We had match points. She's pretty resilient. We fought through the adversity. She kept raising her game and kind of carried me through the finish.”
For Bryan and Raymond, the victory marked their first title together since 2003 at Roland Garros. They also triumphed at the 2002 US Open.
“It's good to rekindle a special bond we have. We're looking forward to hopefully playing the Olympics,” Bryan said. “That's why we jumped in here. She emailed me first, and I'd like to play with the No. 1 player in the world anytime.”