Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Tennis Center, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 11, 2016
Date Finished: August 14, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
For the mixed doubles only players who already played in the singles or doubles tournament were permitted to participate, and the tournament was contested by 16 pairs.
Defending champions [Vika Azarenka] and [Max Mirnyi] from Belarus did not participate due to Azarenkoâs pregnancy. The American pair [Bethanie Mattek-Sands] and [Jack Sock] won the gold medal, by beating their compatriots [Venus Williams] and [Rajeev Ram] 6â7, 6â1, 10â7 in the final. It was the first time that a tennis tournament was decided by a match tie-break, the format used for mixed doubles in RIo. There were no clear favourites for this event and the top three seeds all lost their first round matches.