Wimbledon 2017: Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis hit it off quickly to win mixed doubles

 
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Day Eleven: The Championships - Wimbledon 2017
Murray and Hingis only teamed up on the eve of the tournament (Source: Getty)

Britain’s Jamie Murray has toasted a second Wimbledon title 10 years after his first following his success alongside Martina Hingis in the mixed doubles.

Murray and Hingis, the top seeds, beat defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen 6-4, 6-4 in the final.

The pair only teamed up two weeks ago after former world No1 Hingis invited Murray, who won the same title with Jelena Jankovic in 2007, by text message on the eve of the tournament.

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“I forgot what it felt like the last time I won,” said the Scot.

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

Hingis’s latest Wimbledon triumph came 20 years after her first, when she beat Jana Novotna at the age of 16 to become the youngest singles champion at the grand slam.

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.

“I’m really happy how we played and performed,” said Hingis. “One Briton was going to win a Wimbledon title this year and I was hoping it would be mine.”

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