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Hingis and Murray win US Open mixed doubles title

September 10, 2017 00:51 IST

IMAGE: Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis celebrate after winning the US Open mixed doubles title. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Britain's Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus 6-1, 4-6 (10-8) to claim the US Open mixed doubles title on Saturday.

The top-seeded partnership, which won their first tournament together at Wimbledon in July, pushed their team record to an unblemished 10-0 with the win over the number three seed.

IMAGE: Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis in action. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Hingis, a former world number one singles player who won the US Open title 20 years ago, praised her partner, who is the brother of world number two Andy Murray.

"He's a great partner to have. His wingspan as you saw at the end," she said, referring to Murray's reaching overhead smash that ended the tight tie breaker to cap off the hour-long contest.

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