Tennis: Murray, Hingis add US Open to Wimbledon title

Hingis and Murray hold the US Open doubles trophy.
Hingis and Murray hold the US Open doubles trophy.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - 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 (Sept 9).

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.

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.