Mixed suc­cess: New pair Hingis, Mur­ray tri­umph

Toronto Star - - SPORTS -

LON­DON— It’s not a good idea to turn down Martina Hingis. Jamie Mur­ray is glad he didn’t.

Hingis and Mur­ray won the Wimbledon mixed dou­bles ti­tle on Sun­day, beat­ing Henri Kon­ti­nen and Heather Wat­son 6-4, 6-4.

Mur­ray hadn’t played mixed dou­bles since the 2016 French Open, but got an of­fer from Hingis be­fore Wimbledon.

“I mean, the (men’s) dou­bles for me is ob­vi­ously my big­gest goal of the year,” Mur­ray said. “It’s go­ing to take some­thing pretty spe­cial to kind of maybe po­ten­tially take my eye off the ball with it.”

Hingis, who has won five Grand Slam sin­gles ti­tles, 11 women’s dou­bles and six mixed, added, “I don’t take ‘no’ as an an­swer pretty much.”

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