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Martina Hingis, Jamie Murray add US Open to Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray, top seeds, defeated Michael Venus and Chan Hao-Ching in the mixed doubles US Open final

tennis Updated: Sep 10, 2017 07:57 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, New York
Jamie Murray,Martina Hingis,US Open
Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis after winning the US Open mixed doubles title.(AFP)

Top seeds Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis won their second successive Grand Slam mixed doubles title on Saturday with a 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 victory over Michael Venus and Chan Hao-Ching in the US Open final.

Murray and Hingis had already won Wimbledon in July while Saturday’s triumph took their record as a team to a perfect 10-0.

“With the super-tiebreakers, we know how to play them,” said Hingis, who was celebrating the 20th anniversary of her singles win in New York as a 16-year-old.

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“We had a great first set, second, we let go a little bit, but in the super-tiebreaker, I know we can still lift it up and play great tennis.”

Hingis won the US Open mixed title with India’s Leander Paes in 2015 while Murray was a mixed champion with Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon 10 years ago.

Swiss Hingis and Britain’s Murray said they fully intended to play the Australian Open together next year.

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“It’s a great opportunity for me to compete with Martina. She’s such a great player, a huge champion of the game,” he said.

“Every time we are on court, we get a lot of people coming out to watch us, a lot of people supporting us. It makes it fun to play.”

Hingis can win a second title on Sunday when she teams with Chan Yung-Jan in the women’s doubles final against Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova.

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 07:57 IST

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