Wimbledon 2016: Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen claim mixed doubles crown

Heather Watson teamed up with Henri Kontinen to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown and give her country its second title at the grand slam on Sunday.

Reuters July 11, 2016 14:21:49 IST
Wimbledon 2016: Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen claim mixed doubles crown

London: Britain's Heather Watson teamed up with Henri Kontinen of Finland to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown and give her country its second title at the grand slam on Sunday.

Wimbledon 2016 Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen claim mixed doubles crown

Heather Watson of Britain and playing partner Henri Kontinen of Finland kiss their trophies after winning Wimbledon mixed doubles crown. AP

The unseeded Watson and Kontinen, playing in their first event together, beat 15th seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Colombian Roberto Farah 7-6(5), 6-4 on Centre Court after Andy Murray had clinched his second men's singles crown.

"I guess this is the tournament that every player has in their mind, the prestige and everything... It's a special place to win," said Kontinen, whose previous best in mixed doubles was reaching the 2015 French Open semis with Zheng Jie of China.

"I'll remember this forever," added British number two Watson. "It's been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to be a grand slam champion. I would take anything, singles, doubles, mixed doubles... I've got one of those now."

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