US Open 2017: Martin Hingis and Jamie Murray win mixed doubles title for second Grand Slam together

Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus 6-1, 4-6 (10-8) to claim the US Open mixed doubles title on Saturday.

Reuters September 10, 2017 05:34:12 IST
US Open 2017: Martin Hingis and Jamie Murray win mixed doubles title for second Grand Slam together

New York: Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Britain’s Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus 6-1, 4-6 (10-8) to claim the US Open mixed doubles title on Saturday.

The top-seeded partnership, which won their first tournament together at Wimbledon in July, pushed their team record to an unblemished 10-0 with the win over the number three seed.

US Open 2017 Martin Hingis and Jamie Murray win mixed doubles title for second Grand Slam together

Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray hold up the championship trophy after winning the mixed doubles final. AP

Hingis, a former world number one singles player who won the US Open title 20 years ago, praised her partner, who is the brother of world number two Andy Murray.

“He’s a great partner to have. His wingspan as you saw at the end,” she said, referring to Murray’s reaching overhead smash that ended the tight super-tiebreaker to cap off the contest.

Murray said his younger brother, who withdrew from the tournament with a hip injury, congratulated him after the match.

“He texted me and said well done,” he told reporters.

It is Hingis’ second US Open mixed doubles crown in three years and seventh mixed title overall.

Murray also won a mixed title at Wimbledon in 2007.

The tournament was the first for the partnership of Chan and Venus, who needed three sets to win all six of their matches leading up to the final.

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