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Hingis and Murray win U.S. Open mixed doubles

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160   //    09 Sep 2017, 23:40 IST
Tennis - US Open - Mixed Doubles Final - New York, U.S. - September 9, 2017 - Champions Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Jamie Murray of England hold trophy after defeating Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan and Michael Venus of New Zealand. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Tennis - US Open - Mixed Doubles Final - New York, U.S. - September 9, 2017 - Champions Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Jamie Murray of England hold trophy after defeating Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan and Michael Venus of New Zealand. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

By Rory Carroll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Britain's Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus 6-1 4-6 (10-8) to claim the U.S. Open mixed doubles title on Saturday.

The top-seeded partnership, which won their first tournament together at Wimbledon in July, pushed their team record to an unblemished 10-0 with the win over the number three seed.

Hingis, a former world number one singles player who won the U.S. Open title 20 years ago, praised her partner, who is the brother of world number two Andy Murray.

"He's a great partner to have. His wingspan as you saw at the end," she said, referring to Murray's reaching overhead smash that ended the tight tie breaker to cap off the hour-long contest.

(Reporting by Rory Carroll, editing by Gene Cherry)

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