Hingis pairs Murray for sixth mixed title

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Andy Murray and Johanna Konta may have fell just short in the singles, but Jamie Murray ensured that there was at least one British victor at Wimbledon this fortnight, as he yesterday won the mixed doubles title alongside Martina Hingis.

Doubles star Jamie Murray stormed to victory on Centre Court with partner Martina Hingis in just one hour and 11 minutes.

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.

Murray and Bruno Soares had been disappointed to lose in the second round of the men's doubles in the first week, after winning titles at the Australian and US Opens previous year.

"It obviously took me a long time to get a second one", Murray said in his press conference following the match. "It's going to take something pretty special to potentially take my eye off the ball with it".

Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen were aiming to defend their Wimbledon title
GETTYHeather Watson and Henri Kontinen were aiming to defend their Wimbledon title

Hingis, who won five Grand Slam singles titles between 1997 and 1999, has won five major mixed doubles titles, four of them since the beginning of 2015. I'm not used to no! But it was a great opportunity. Both pairs were tied at 3-3 in each set when Murray and Hingis went on claim the decisive breaks.

Andy, 30, now boast two sets of SW19 silverware after Jamie won the mixed doubles trophy for the first time 10 years ago.

But each was saved and when Watson flashed wide a smash, all that was left was for a booming Murray serve to finish off.

"I mean, it is normally really fun to play in an atmosphere where the crowd's all for you".

They have yet to drop a set this year but will face their toughest test yet in the final in the form of Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson. I knew I could do well with her. I'm so happy to reach the final again with Henri in the mixed. Murray and Hingis have yet to discuss future plans but it seems likely they will defend their title next summer and they may even play together in the US Open later this summer.

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