Knowles and Groenefeld took over Leander Paes Cara Black pair in the Wimbledon 2009 mixed doubles final.


Mark Knowles & Anna-Lena Groenefeld Win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Final
Last Updated: 2009-07-06T09:44:58+05:30
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Knowles & Groenefeld Win Wimbledon Mix Doubles
Knowles & Groenefeld
Knowles & Groenefeld
In the final match of mixed doubles in Wimbledon 2009, on Sunday,  India's Leander Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe were taken over by Mark Knowles of Bahamas and German Anna-Lena Groenefeld in a 5-7, 3-6 match. 

The world no. 1 pair of Paes and Black has been eyeing the second Grand Slam title together after winning the US Open last year. 

Knowles and Groenefeld took their chances to beat their higher ranked opponents in an hour and 28 minutes. 

Ninth-seeded Knowles and Groenefeld converted three break points, one more than Paes and Black, to take the first set in 49 minutes. The top seeds started well, breaking Knowles in the fifth game and Groenefeld two games later to lead 5-2. But after that Paes and Black lost the plot. Knowles and Groenefeld served tight in the second set, breaking their opponents once to raise a 3-0 lead before winning the set and the match.

This is the fourth major title and first Wimbeldon for Knowles and the first major trophy for Groenefeld.

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