Hingis & Murray sweep second straight mixed Slam at US Open

Kristopher Nichols
September 10, 2017

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis continued their spectacular 2017 as they secured a dramatic victory in the US Open mixed doubles final.

Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) and her partner Michael Venus of New Zealand lost their mixed doubles title in the final at the U.S. Open on Saturday, succumbing to Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Britain's Jamie Murray 6-1 4-6 10-8.

It was a case of so close yet so far for Venus, 29, who won his first Grand Slam doubles title with Ryan Harrison at the French Open last June. "His wingspan as you saw at the end", she said, referring to Murray's reaching overhead smash that ended the tight super-tiebreaker to cap off the contest.

Tecau won the men's doubles title earlier in the day alongside his Dutch partner, Jean-Julien Rojer, beating the Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

Hingis, who will also compete in Sunday's women's doubles final alongside Chan Yung-jan, now has 24 Grand Slam titles across singles and doubles.

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After splitting just £100,000 with Hingis for their Wimbledon feats, Murray expressed dissatisfaction at the size of their reward.

Venus and Chan made a sluggish start, dropping serve early and never able to get a foothold in the opening set.

The Scot said: "This scoring format is a lot more random than at Wimbledon".

"It will be a tough match, but we know each other and we've played well in all the matches we've played against them", Hradecka said. "For us, it's like so much fun to go there and play and play in a huge stadium, a lot of people coming out to watch".

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