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PHOTOS: Hingis-Murray are Wimbledon mixed doubles champions!

July 17, 2017 09:30 IST

Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Switzerland’s Martina Hingis pose as they celebrate with their trophies after winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles final against Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Great Britain’s Heather Watson on Sunday

IMAGE: Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Switzerland’s Martina Hingis pose as they celebrate with their trophies after winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles final against Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Great Britain’s Heather Watson on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Martina Hingis marked the 20th anniversary of her sole Wimbledon singles crown by teaming up with Britain's Jamie Murray to win the mixed doubles title on Sunday.

After fellow Swiss Roger Federer had claimed a record eighth Wimbledon singles title, Hingis and Murray delighted the Centre Court crowd with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over reigning champions Heather Watson of Britain and Finland's Henri Kontinen.

Hingis has now won six major mixed doubles titles as well as 12 in women's doubles -- not to mention her five in singles.

Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Great Britain’s Heather Watson in action during their mixed doubles final against Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Switzerland’s Martina Hingis

IMAGE: Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Great Britain’s Heather Watson (foreground) in action during their mixed doubles final against Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Switzerland’s Martina Hingis. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Murray won the mixed title 10 years ago with Serbian player Jelena Jankovic.

He only paired up with Hingis on the eve of the tournament after she sent him a text inviting him to play with her.

"(Men's) doubles is obviously my biggest goal of the year," said former doubles number one Murray. "It's going to take something pretty special to kind of maybe, potentially take my eye off the ball with it.

"But it was a great opportunity. I mean, she's won everything, won so many mixed as well. I knew I could do well with her. For me, it was kind of an easy decision." 

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