In a thrilling final at the Australian Open, Jan Zieliński and Su-Wei Hsieh made history by winning the mixed doubles title. Facing the formidable pair of Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk, the Polish duo secured a hard-fought victory with a scoreline of 6:7, 6:4, 11:9.
Zieliński becomes the first Polish tennis player to triumph in the doubles event of a Grand Slam tournament, a monumental achievement that adds a historic chapter to the nation’s tennis legacy. Despite facing the seeded “2” pair of Krawczyk/Skupski, who had prior success on the global stage, Zieliński and Hsieh demonstrated unwavering motivation.
The match unfolded as a closely contested battle, featuring a captivating mix of long and spectacular exchanges. The breakthrough came in the seventh game of the opening set, leading to a tie-break where the British-American pair secured crucial points.
In the second set, facing a 4:2 deficit, Zieliński and Hsieh staged a dramatic comeback, winning four consecutive games and eventually clinching the set 6:4. The fate of the match was decided in a super tie-break, where the “Polish” pair took an early 4:0 lead. Despite challenges, including Hsieh’s struggles and Skupski’s prowess, they secured the victory, marking Poland’s first triumph in mixed doubles at Grand Slam tournaments.