Top seeds Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title by thrashing defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen 6-4 6-4 in the finals.
It was the fourth Grand Slam crown for Jamie and with that, he surpassed his younger brother Andy Murray. Also, the mixed doubles saw two British players in Jamie and Heather go head-to-head in a Wimbledon final for the first time since 1961. Also Check: Roger Federer Becomes First Man to Win Eight Wimbledon Titles, Beats Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in The Final
Murray-Hingis only decided to strike up a partnership in the days leading up to The Championships but breezed through the draw without dropping a single set. The pair hadn’t dropped a set all tournament and they ensured they would play the perfect tournament by winning in 1hr 11mins.
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Their victory was the perfect way for the pair to celebrate important landmarks in both of their respective careers, as yesterday marked 20 years since Hingis beat Jana Novotna in the women’s singles final, while a decade ago Murray was celebrating his first mixed doubles title, alongside Jelena Jankovic.
Murray said: “I forgot what it felt like [the win 10 years ago] so this was pretty sweet.
“I have to say a huge thanks to Martina for playing with me. I wasn’t going to play and I wouldn’t be standing here now if it wasn’t for her.
“She text him and it was an easy decision to play with her. She’s been an amazing player all week.
“A lot of guys in the locker room would be jumping at the chance [to partner Hingis].”
Asked if they’d be back to defend the title, Hingis said: “I hope so. We have the next Grand Slam coming up [the US Open] and we’ll have to talk about that.”