The unseeded American team of Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott won the 2009 U.S. Open mixed doubles championship today. To get the trophy, Gullickson (who was a last-minute substitute for Abigail Spears) and Parrott took out almost all the big names in mixed doubles. In fact, they defeated an entire gallery of doubles and mixed doubles champions:
Number 6 seeds Nadia Petrova & Max Mirnyi
Sania Mirza & Daniel Nestor
Number 3 seeds Lisa Raymond & Marcin Matkowski
Number 1 seeds Liezel Huber & Mahesh Bhupati
Number 2 seeds Cara Black & Leander Paes
Gullickson and Parrott defeated Black and Paes 6-2, 6-4.