US Open

Paes, Hingis win mixed title

2015-09-11 23:34
Martina Hingis (Getty Images)

New York - India's Leander Paes and Swiss Martina Hingis became the first team since 1969 to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the same season at the US Open on Friday.

The fourth seeds defeated American duo Sam Querrey and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 to add the New York crown to their wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

The only other team to win three majors in the same year were Marty Riessen and Margaret Court 46 years ago.

Paes, 42, has also passed his former doubles partner, Mahesh Bhupathi, as the most successful mixed doubles champion in the Open Era with nine Grand Slam titles.

It was his 17th title in total at the majors while Hingis, 34, now has 19 from five singles, 10 women's doubles and four mixed.

Hingis can win another this weekend as she will team up with India's Sania Mirza in the women's doubles final against Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova.

"I just love to play tennis and I am fortunate to have Leander as my partner," said Hingis.

Paes and Hingis have fine-tuned their teamwork by playing together for Washington in the World Team Tennis league.

"Martina is a legend on and off the court," said Paes, who first played in New York in 1991 when he won the boys title.

"She's my best friend. She's just fantastic."

Read more on:    us open  |  martina hingis  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.