JAMIE MURRAY and Martina Hingis were last night reviewing their mixed doubles partnership at Wimbledon’s champions dinner as they consider chasing more grand- slam success.
They only teamed up at the end of last month when 36-year-old Hingis texted Murray to ask if he would play with her in the competition.
They were a big hit and beat another fledgling partnership in Britain’s Heather Watson and Finland’s Henri Kontinen 6-4, 6-4 in a quick-fire Centre Court final.
‘The men’s doubles for me is obviously my biggest goal of the year,’ said Murray.
‘It’s going to take something pretty special to potentially take my eye off the ball with it. But it was a great opportunity to play with Martina. I mean, she’s won everything, won so many mixed as well. I knew I could do well with her. For me, it was kind of an easy decision [when she asked].’
On whether they would team up again, Hingis said: ‘Now we know what’s coming up. We haven’t really talked about it yet. We’ll have plenty of time to do that tonight for the next tournaments coming up.’
Five-time singles grand-slam winner Hingis was expecting Murray, who has three doubles grand slams to his name, to agree to join forces. ‘I’m not used to people saying “no”,’ she said.
Watson was happy with her tournament after also making the third round of the women’s singles before losing to Victoria Azarenka.
She said: ‘I’m so happy to reach the final with Henri and I’m very pleased with how my singles have gone over this grass-court season.’