3 wins, 2 walkovers and the US open goes to Hingis and Paes

They had a relatively “easy” draw in that they had 2 walkovers in their 5 wins to the mixed doubles title.

Mixed doubles is the afterthought in any tennis tournament and sometimes just a consolation prize for losing out in the singles, but for Martina Hingis (35) and Leander Paes (42), the mixed doubles is “mainstream”. They have just won their 3rd grand slam title of the year with the US Open title following their wins at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon. For Paes it was his 9th mixed doubles grand slam title and the highest number for any man. Martina Navratilova has 10 md titles – and two of those were with Paes (Australian and Wimbledon in 2003). It was Paes’ 17th Grand Slam title overall and Hingis’ 19th.

The combination of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza which won Wimbledon, has also reached the finals of the ladies doubles at the US Open.

USOpenLeander Paes has now won more Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (9) than any other man in the Open era with his victory in Friday’s championship match. Teaming with Martina Hingis, the No. 4 seeds defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey, 6-4, 3-6, [10-7]. …….. The win gives Hingis her first title at the US Open since 1998 and her first mixed doubles title here. It also marks Paes’ second mixed doubles title at the US Open, having last won in 2008 with Cara Black, and the ninth mixed doubles title of his career.

The HinduThe fourth seeded India-Swiss pair, edged past unseeded Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 10-7 in a tricky final to win their third Major title together this season. ………. With this win, Paes and Hingis, who also won Australian Open and Wimbledon titles early this season, have become the first mixed doubles team since 1969 to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the same year. 

It was Paes’ 17th Grand Slam title overall and Hingis’ 19th.

 

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