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Murray and Hingis take doubles prize

Former world number one Martina Hingis lifted her sixth Wimbledon title after winning the mixed doubles with Jamie Murray.

The top seeds triumphed 6-4, 6-4 over defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen to add to Hingis’ haul at SW19.

The 36-year-old has now won one singles title and five doubles tournaments at Wimbledon and was delighted that Murray proved to be the victorious Brit, rather than fellow home favourite Watson.

"I'm really happy how we played and performed. One Briton was going to win a Wimbledon title this year and I was hoping it would be mine,” Hingis told the BBC.

Murray and Hingis secured a break in the seventh game of the match to take the first set. Lightning struck twice with the same outcome in the second set.

"This was pretty sweet and I have to give huge thanks to Martina – when she texted me it was an easy decision and it's great to have the trophy again,” said Murray, who won the title 10 years ago.

"A lot of guys in the locker room would be jumping at the chance to join Martina."

 


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