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Double delight for Brits! Tennis fans celebrate British champion at Wimbledon

Double delight for Brits! Tennis fans celebrate British champion at Wimbledon

Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray rounded off the Wimbledon finals and the matches of the fortnight by beating defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen on Sunday on Centre Court.

Jamie Murray is glad he didn't.

With Murray and Watson on opposite sides of the net, it was a win-win situation for British fans on Centre Court, most of whom had stuck around after seeing Roger Federer clinch a record eighth singles title earlier in the day.

"And here he only paired up with Hingis on the eve of the tournament after she sent him a text inviting him to play with her. "(Men's) doubles is obviously my biggest goal of the year", said former doubles number one Murray. "It's going to take something pretty special to kind of maybe, potentially take my eye off the ball with it".

Hingis, who won five Grand Slam singles titles between 1997 and 1999, has won five major mixed doubles titles, four of them since the beginning of 2015.

This was a 23rd Grand Slam title for the Swiss, 21 years after she won her first here in the women's doubles at the age of 15. "Did he not?", Hingis said.

"I'm not used to "no.' I don't take 'no" as an answer. I'm just happy it was mine". It's great to be in a final and I'm really looking forward to it.

Murray was the star of the show and he earned the first break with a dart across the net, but a poor game from Hingis allowed Watson and Kontinen instantly to hit back. In the first set, as both men held easily, the key battles were fought on the Watson and Hingis serve.

"I knew we would have to play a good match if we wanted to have a chance to win and we were able to do that".

They had to work for the title - saving three break points as they looked to serve it out, before Murray finished it off on his serve. I knew I could do well with her. Just different. Like it's ten years later. Murray and Hingis have yet to discuss future plans but it seems likely they will defend their title next summer and they may even play together in the US Open later this summer.

"The first time I won, it was the first time I ever played mixed doubles".