Leander Paes, Martina Hingis Win US Open Mixed Doubles Title of 2015

Leander Paes, Martina Hingis Win US Open Mixed Doubles Title of 2015

On Friday, Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis became the first team since 1969 to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the same season at the US Open.

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.

Leander Paes, Martina Hingis Win US Open Mixed Doubles Title of 2015

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.

 

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