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Paes-Navratilova win Wimbledon mixed doubles

July 07, 2003 00:13 IST

India's Leander Paes helped the legendary Martina Navratilova to a record-equalling title at Wimbledon when the duo won the mixed doubles crown on Sunday with a straight sets victory.

The fifth seeded Paes and Navratilova won 6-3, 6-3 against Andy Ram of Israel and Anastassia Rodionova of Russia in the final which gave Navratilova her 20th title at Wimbledon, the same as Billie Jean King.

The 46-year-old Navratilova now has nine singles, seven women's doubles and four mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon while Jean King had won six singles, 10 doubles and four mixed doubles.

Paes and Navratilova earned early breaks in both the sets against their unseeded opponents and cruised home in 61 minutes.

The pair had earlier this year also won the mixed doubles crown at the Australian Open.

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Sub: paes and narvatilova

Its a great feeling to see a 46years old partnering with a young indian managed to win the title (that seems to be the toughest ...

Posted by badal naik

Sub: kudos to the pair

hats off to martina & paes for bringing of a victory at the wimbeldon. its is really amazing that even at 45 martina can be ...

Posted by nikhila

Sub: kudos leander and navratilova

congratulations!!!! Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova have done themselves and their respective countries and fans all over the world proud.they played some excellent tenis throughout ...

Posted by rishabh bhojania

Sub: Indians all the way

Hey this is really great, many Indians right up there in the semis ,qf's and finally in the finals. This shows that Indians are equally ...

Posted by Coppermine

Sub: Make Way for the Indians

Indian Juggernut is on Roll....make way for the Indian. Its a matter of great pride that Indians are slowly but steadily bringing laurals to country. ...

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