Martina Hingis wants Jamie Murray to join forces again after mixed triumph

Heather Watson

GETTYHeather Watson paid her doubles partner Henri Kontinen a lot of respect

As a woman who had already won 17 Grand Slam doubles titles, not to mention singles crowns - the first of which came at Wimbledon 20 years ago - Hingis, 36, is a great catch for anyone who wants to win a major title. Andy was at the All England Club, nervously pacing the locker room during the match.

Jamie Murray ensured the family name will be on a Wimbledon trophy for the third time in five years as he and the former world No1 Martina Hingis beat the defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen of Finland 6-4, 6-4 to win the mixed doubles crown.

'He said he came in the middle of the first set, ' Jamie said afterwards. 'Probably, yeah, ' he replied.

"You talked about how one British player was going to win Wimbledon this year and I hoped it was going to be mine". I thought I got better with Jamie's serve as the match went on. I was like, Oh, my God, did he read it (her text).

It has proved to be a match made in heaven, with the 31-year-old Scot's exceptional net play complemented by Hingis' strong returns, soft hands and all-round class.

"I mean, the (men's) doubles for me is obviously my biggest goal of the year". "It's going to take something pretty special to potentially take my eye off the ball with it".

"I had a great week". 'But it was a great opportunity.

Many fans on the Hill had also kept up to date with events at Silverstone, where Lewis Hamilton had earlier won the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. It was an easy decision'.

Centre Court remained almost full after Roger Federer had won a record eighth singles title, and Henman Hill was in raucous good spirits as fans - some of whom had queued for up to two days to gain entry - supported either "Team Hev" or "Team Jamie", although one Centre Court wag couldn't decide who he would rather win, shouting "Come on, all of you" as the score stood at three all in the second set.

This final was certainly their biggest test. Too often on the Hingis serve he either shanked the return out or sent it within the vast reach of Murray at the net.

It was left to Murray the elder to do the business once more at the end of the set to break once more, before Murray served it out.

"The first time I won, it was the first time I ever played mixed doubles".

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