Paes, Hingis bag third Slam

NEW YORK • Martina Hingis and Leander Paes once again proved to be a potent partnership, capturing their third Grand Slam mixed doubles title of the year with victory at the US Open on Friday.

The Australian Open and Wimbledon champions came back from 1-4 down in the championship tie-break to storm to a 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 victory over Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey.

Hingis and Paes became the first duo to capture three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the same year since Margaret Court and Marty Riessen did so in 1969.

The triumph earned 42-year-old Paes a ninth mixed doubles trophy and 17th Grand Slam title.

The Indian also passed his former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi as the most successful mixed doubles champion in the Open era with nine Grand Slam titles.

Hingis took her overall Grand Slam tally to 19 (five singles, 10 women's doubles and four mixed).

The Swiss could add to her haul today. She teams up with another Indian, Sania Mirza, in the women's doubles final against Casey Dellacqua (Australia) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan).

REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 13, 2015, with the headline 'Paes, Hingis bag third Slam'. Print Edition | Subscribe