Wimbledon 2017 | Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis win mixed doubles title

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Wimbledon 2017 | Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis win mixed doubles title

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SportsCafe Desk

07/17/2017

Top seeds Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis defeated defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen 6-4 6-4 to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles title yesterday. Sunday's win took Hingis’ overall Grand Slam tally to 23 and five of her six mixed wins have come since the beginning of 2015.

The British-Swiss pairing started the game on a good note and broke the British-Finn pairing of Watson and Kontinen in the seventh game of the match en route to taking the first set. They repeated the same feat in the seventh game of the second set to lead 4-3 before holding the serve in the 10th game to secure the title.

The victory also meant Hingis, who only decided to partner the Scot just prior to this tournament, won her sixth Wimbledon title - comprising one singles crown, three doubles and two mixed doubles. For Murray, it was the second Wimbledon mixed doubles title – he won the mixed doubles with Jelena Jankovic 10 years ago - and his fourth Slam win overall. 

Expressing her happiness after winning the title, Hingis said, "I'm really happy how we played and performed. One Briton was going to win a Wimbledon title this year and I was hoping it would be mine,” reported BBC Sport.

On being asked whether they would both return next year as a partnership, the Swiss added, "We have the next Grand Slam coming up and we have to talk about that."

During the game, Murray was also cheered by his brother and World No.1 men's singles player Andy Murray.

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