Wimbledon 2017: Martina Hingis-Jamie Murray win mixed doubles title
Jul 17 2017
Brit supporters waved Union Jacks as the 31-year-old romped to his second Wimbledon mixed doubles victory, with Prince William and Princess Kate, both 35, cheering on both Brit players from the Royal Box.
Martina Hingis clinched her 23th Grand Slam title as the Swiss star and Scottish partner Jamie Murray beat Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4 in the Wimbledon mixed doubles final on Sunday.
The doubles experts had been solid the whole way through the tournament but the defending champions had battles in their last two rounds to get to this point.
"Over the last few weeks, in this grass-court season in general, my singles career has started to take off again and I've won a lot of matches".
After what was perhaps a little anti-climactic final, the crowds were happy to see two Brits duelling it out (with their partners, of course) to win the final trophy of the day.
Murray and Hingis saved three break points in the 10th game of the second before converting their first match point. He left me hanging overnight. 'I'm not used to people saying "no",' she said. I thought Martina served particularly well today.
Murray and Hingis then held serve in the 10th game to secure the title. Just got to keep it simple.
"I approached Jamie because he is a very nice guy and everybody knew I had been..." 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.
"I knew we would have to play a good match if we wanted to have a chance to win and we were able to do that".
"(Men's) doubles is obviously my biggest goal of the year", said former doubles number one Murray. I think he just waited in the lockers. "It's going to take something pretty special to potentially take my eye off the ball with it". I had a great week, we played a lot of incredible tennis, especially in the final.
Many fans on the Hill had also kept up to date with events at Silverstone, where Lewis Hamilton had earlier won the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. Makes it easy for me.