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Andy Murray congratulates brother Jamie on US Open win

11 September 2017, 12:10 | Ken Black

Tennis: Michael Venus loses US Open Mixed Doubles final

Michael Venus beaten by Martina Hingis' team in US Open mixed doubles final

In the 21 years since scooping her first major title in the 1996 Wimbledon doubles, Hingis has won five Grand Slam singles titles, seven in mixed doubles and now 13 in doubles.

Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) and her partner Michael Venus of New Zealand lost their mixed doubles title in the final at the U.S. Open on Saturday, succumbing to Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Britain's Jamie Murray 6-1 4-6 10-8.

After sailing through the first set, Murray and his Swiss partner suffered a setback in the second as their thirdseed opponents rallied.

There are no ranking points up for grabs in mixed doubles but the pair will share $US70,000 ($NZ96,500) prizemoney between them.

But despite their incredible record, Murray refused to confirm whether they would continue as a duo in the future.

In the junior boys' doubles, Taiwan's Hsu claimed his third Grand Slam title of the year after victories at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon.

"It's a great opportunity for me to compete with Martina. For us, it's like so much fun to go there and play and play in a huge stadium, a lot of people coming out to watch". After Wimbledon, he pointed out that the pay cheque had remained stuck at £50,000 each since he first won there with Jelena Jankovic in 2007.

And the 36-year-old hailed her partnership with 31-year-old Murray, believing their experience at the top level and ability to hold their nerve at vital moments is the reason behind their success. "If I play, then definitely we will", Hingis said. "I think throughout this tournament sometimes, you know, it happens that you are down match point and you end up winning".

Twenty years after winning the US Open singles title, Hingis earned her 24th Grand Slam title, including a fifth at Flushing Meadows.



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