Mixed success: New pair Hingis, Murray triumph
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.”