Pavic and Siegemund win mixed doubles title

Mate Pavic and Laura Siegemund beat US's Rajeev Ram and Coco Vandeweghe 6-4 6-4 to win the US Open mixed doubles title.

Mate Pavic, of Croatia, left, and Laura Siegemund, of Germany, hold the mixed doubles championship trophy.   -  AP

Croatia's Mate Pavic and Germany's Laura Siegemund claimed the first silverware of the US Open on Friday, landing the mixed doubles title with a 6-4 6-4 upset win over the seventh-seeded US pair -- Rajeev Ram and Coco Vandeweghe.

It was the first Grand Slam title for the unseeded Pavic and Siegemund.

Siegemund, seeded 26th in the women's singles at the U.S. Open, lost to Venus Williams in the third round.

The US Open also marked the first time that Vandeweghe and Ram, who won a silver medal with Venus Williams at the Rio Olympics, had teamed up.

Vandeweghe lost in the final of this year's Australian Open mixed doubles with Horia Tecau.