Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Murray and Hingis seal memorable US Open mixed doubles triumph

Murray and Hingis seal memorable US Open mixed doubles triumph

New Zealand's Michael Venus was only one point away from a second Grand Slam doubles title.

The 29-year-old Aucklander came close at the US Open today, posting a three-set score against a tennis legend in Martina Hingis and a more than capable doubles player in Jamie Murray.

Jamie Murray and Martin Hingis won their second consecutive mixed doubles title on Saturday in NY, defeating Michael Venus and Chan Hao-Ching, 6-1, 4-6, 10-8.

At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Chan for the first time reached the finals of the mixed doubles competition with Max Mirnyi to reach her first ever Grand Slam final.

Murray is only the third British man to win the mixed doubles in NY and the first since 1968.

Andy Murray, who missed the US Open through injury, was watching from home as his brother and female tennis icon Hingis won their second straight mixed doubles title.

More news: Here's why Kelly Clarkson joined 'The Voice' - and not 'American Idol'
More news: Lil Wayne home from the hospital following seizures
More news: Albanese jokes de Blasio cheats like his Red Sox

Murray and Hingis romped through the draw at Wimbledon but things were tougher here.

"She's an unbelievable player, she's had such a great career", he said.

Hingis is seeking to win her 24th Grand Slam title across singles and doubles while Murray is bidding for a fifth major doubles crown.

They could not have made a better start in the final, breaking the Venus serve twice in a first set that lasted just 22 minutes.

Murray said his younger brother, who withdrew from the tournament with a hip injury, congratulated him after the match. "For us, it's like so much fun to go there and play and play in a huge stadium, a lot of people coming out to watch".

"Hopefully we play more but we'll see".

Like this: