Three-Peat! Krawczyk Wins US Open Mixed Doubles Final, Third-Straight Grand Slam Victory
NEW YORK CITY -- Sun Devil Women's Tennis alumna Desirae Krawczyk captured the US Open mixed doubles title, alongside her partner Joe Salisbury, on Saturday, giving her three Grand Slam wins in a row.
Krawczyk and Salisbury defeated Giuliana Olmos and Marcelo Arevalo in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, to clinch the title.
"It's been an amazing couple of tournaments," Krawczyk said. "It's just been great, we have great chemistry, and [Salisbury] is a lot of fun to play with."
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Krawczyk's win marks the third-consecutive Grand Slam title she's captured this year, all in mixed doubles play. She became just the fourth woman in the US Open era to win three mixed doubles titles in a calendar year.
In June, the 27-year-old won the first Grand Slam title of her career at the French Open with Salisbury. She won again weeks later at Wimbledon with partner Neal Skupski in July.
A Sun Devil Class of 2016 graduate, Krawczyk enjoyed a terrific career in Tempe in which she compiled a 97-43 record in singles action, including a run of 28-9 in 2013-14. She was also 75-31 in doubles and 20-5 in 2014-15.
Saturday's final served as the first time since 1981 that all four finalists were former collegiate players.