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Murray, Hingis Win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles

Murray, Hingis Win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles

Having chose to end her partnership with Leander Paes, with whom she was beaten in the final at Wimbledon last year, Martina Hingis contacted Jamie Murray just before this year's mixed doubles event with a simple question.

Britain's Jamie Murray and Switzerland's Martina Hingis won the mixed doubles title. He said he didn't watch it.

"I haven't really played that much in the last couple of years but for me it was a great opportunity to play with Martina", Murray told reporters after their semifinal win.

"I find Henri so enjoyable to play with".

"I had a great week".

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis beat Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen to secure the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon.




It is also 20 years since Hingis edged past Jana Novotna to win her singles title on Centre Court, and the Swiss now has six major mixed doubles triumphs to add to her 12 in women's doubles and five in singles. Watson fell just short in her bid to become the first British woman to defend this title since Dorothy Round Little in 1935-36, but she and her Finnish partner have enjoyed another excellent tournament.

"(Men's) doubles is obviously my biggest goal of the year", said former doubles number one Murray. I knew I could do well with her. It's going to take something pretty special to kind of maybe potentially take my eye off the ball with it. 'But it was a great opportunity.

Murray responded: "I didn't get her message till I woke up in the morning". For me, it was kind of an easy decision [when she asked]'.

And Murray saved break back points in the final game on his serve before sealing the match after 71 minutes.

They had to work for the title - saving three break points as they looked to serve it out, before Murray finished it off on his serve. And they were rewarded with a match full of power, angles, deft volleys and outstanding movement around the net, especially from Murray, whose net skills left the crowd gasping at times. "It's just different", said the 31-year-old. 'A odd feeling today, we haven't felt it yet together.

Kontinen said he and Watson had not taken their chances but they hope to team up again next year.


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