Paes, Hingis win third mixed major with U.S. Open triumph

Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:15pm EDT
 
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martina Hingis and Leander Paes once again proved to be a potent partnership as the Swiss-Indo duo captured their third mixed doubles title of the year with victory at the U.S. Open on Friday.

The Australian Open and Wimbledon champions came back from 4-1 down in the championship tiebreak to storm to victory with a 6-4 3-6 10-7 win over Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey.

Hingis and Paes became the first duo to capture three major mixed titles in the same year since Margaret Court and Marty Riessen achieved the feat in 1969.

The triumph earned Paes a ninth mixed doubles trophy and 17th grand slam title while Hingis took her overall grand slam tally to 18.

Hingis could add to her haul on Saturday when she teams up with another Indian, Sania Mirza, in the women's doubles final.

(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar; Editing by Frank Pingue)

 
Martina Hingis of Switzerland plays with mixed doubles partner Leander Paes of India during their finals match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey of the U.S. at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 
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