Hingis & Murray sweep second straight mixed Slam at US Open

Hingis Chan capture US Open women's doubles crown

On a tense and memorable afternoon at Flushing Meadows, Murray and Hingis defeated New Zealand's Michael Venus and Chan Hao-Ching of Chinese Taipei 6-1 4-6 10-8 to add to the Wimbledon crown they won earlier this summer.

Murray and Hingis had already won Wimbledon in July while Saturday's triumph took their record as a team to a flawless 10-0.

She will be trying to win a 25th Grand Slam title here on Sunday in the women's doubles final alongside Taiwan's Yung-Jan Chan, against the Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova.

"It's been a lot of fun for me and a great opportunity for me to compete with Martina".

"It was an wonderful feeling to play here in the singles final", Hingis said of her 1997 Arthur Ashe Stadium finals debut.

"It's been a lot of fun for me", Murray said.


The victory in NY is the third mixed doubles title of Murray's career, having also triumphed with Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon in 2007. The crowd was really into it. Some insane rallies going on.

One very interested spectator back home was Murray's younger brother.

Murray and Hingis shared prize money of 150,000 U.S. dollars (approximately £110,000), a fraction of the 3.7million dollars awarded to each singles champion.

After the match, Murray reiterated his concerns about prize money for this format of the game.

Hingis, who reached No. 1 in the rankings and won five Grand Slam singles titles in the 1990s, initially quit tennis in 2002 because of foot and leg injuries, then rejoined the circuit full-time in 2006.

"People talk about wanting to have more players in tennis making more money, not just the very top guys. I think that that should be supported".

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