Friday, 21 July, 2017

Wimbledon 2017: Martina Hingis-Jamie Murray win mixed doubles title

Heather Watson GETTYHeather Watson paid her doubles partner Henri Kontinen a lot of respect
Sammy Stanley | 17 July, 2017, 15:34

Murray wasn't planning to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon this year, but Martina is a hard woman to say no to. The Finn, who was runner-up in the juniors in 2008, had to give up singles because of knee trouble but the confidence of winning the mixed last summer was the catalyst for his ascent to the world No. 1 ranking in doubles. I was hoping for a yes.

Murray, though, did not see the text until the following morning.

'It was a great opportunity for me to have a great shot to win, ' said Murray. I was like, "Oh, my God, did he read it?" She's also the oldest person to win the tournament in 2003, at 46. But still the lefty, quite spinny, I found quite tough. 'But I'd love to play with Henri again'. 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 Swiss, who came out of retirement in 2013 after a lengthy absence from the game prompted by testing positive for cocaine at the 2007 championships, now boasts six Wimbledon titles and 23 grand slam wins across singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Hingis's latest Wimbledon triumph came 20 years after her first, when she beat Jana Novotna at the age of 16 to become the youngest singles champion at the grand slam.

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

"Now I look more at Djokovic, his game".

He and Hingis were the number one seeds and victory was consolation for Murray after he and partner Bruno Soares went out in the second round of the men's doubles. "It's going to take something pretty special to potentially take my eye off the ball with it". But it was a great opportunity to play with Martina. I mean, she's won everything, won so many mixed as well. I knew I could do well with her. "For me, it was kind of an easy decision".

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.

Murray and Hingis beat defending champions Watson and Kontinen 6-4 6-4 as Murray sealed his second grand slam title in mixed, 10 years after winning his first here with Jelena Jankovic.

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