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Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis win mixed doubles crown

Murray and Hingis win mixed doubles crown

16/07/2017 at 18:03Updated 16/07/2017 at 20:50

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis secured the Wimbledon mixed doubles title with a 6-4 6-4 victory over defending champions Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson, bringing the curtain down at SW19 for 2017.

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The match pitted two stars of British tennis in Murray and Watson against each other, with the former coming out on top alongside serial Grand Slam champion Hingis.

Murray also won the title with Jelena Jankovic in 2007, while Hingis – singles champion in 1997 at Wimbledon aged 16 – took her mixed doubles tally in Slams to six.

He only paired up with Hingis on the eve of the tournament after she sent him a text inviting him to play with her.

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"(Men's) doubles is obviously my biggest goal of the year," said former doubles number one Murray. "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. 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."

With additional reporting from Reuters