Hingis and Murray take mixed doubles title

Evrard Martin
Juillet 17, 2017

The win gave Murray his second mixed doubles title at Wimbledon; he won with Jelena Jankovic in 2007, while the victory earned Hingis her 18th Grand Slam title in women's and mixed doubles to add to her five major singles titles.

Both are former champions at Wimbledon: Hingis won the singles in 1997, has three doubles titles (1996, 1998 and 2015) and took the mixed doubles two years ago with Leander Paes. For many top doubles players, it's nearly a bonus, a chance to win some extra cash and take away a major title. Whether it's the singles, doubles or mixed. When you come back here, it's just a special thing, a special occasion. "I was hoping for a 'yes, ' definitely". I was like, Oh, my God, did he read it (her text). But still the lefty, quite spinny, I found quite tough.

Jamie left me hanging overnight. This is the only tournament that still does it.

But when asked whether she and Kontinen will rekindle their partnership anywhere other than next year's Wimbledon, she was unsure.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge led a large royal contingent at Wimbledon yesterday on a momentous day for British sport - when tennis fans watched Jamie Murray beat Heather Watson in the mixed doubles final, dubbed the "Battle of the Brits".

The Finn and the Brit are defending champions after Watson secured her first ever Grand Slam title in any format in this very event past year.

The Scot admitted that, had it been anyone else asking, he probably would have said no.

"Now I look more at Djokovic, his game". But it's usually considered a bonus, something extra to play for if the bread and butter - the men's and women's doubles - does not go according to plan.

"It obviously took me a long time to get a second one", Murray said in his press conference following the match.

"But like I said, it was a great opportunity". I mean, she's won everything, won so many mixed as well.

A stinging Hingis return set up two break points, and she and Murray converted the second when Watson chipped a short ball into the net. Makes it easy for me.

And it proved to be a good one as a almost full Centre Court crowd gathered to see them edge out Kontinen and Watson, who tested them more than any other pair had done in the previous rounds.

However the fairy-tale run of British No. 2 Heather Watson along with current Doubles World No. 1 Henri Kontinen came to an end.

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