From text message to trophy: Jamie Murray, Martina Hingis on Wimbledon glory

Tag team Murray and Hingis celebrate their mixed doubles final victory yesterday

Tag team Murray and Hingis celebrate their mixed doubles final victory yesterday

Jamie Murray ensured there was one member of the family on the honours board at Wimbledon this year and was delighted he responded to a texted plea from Martina Hingis.

William Renshaw, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer hold records for men with the most singles wins, at seven each.

The Swiss, who came out of retirement in 2013 after a lengthy absence from the game prompted by testing positive for cocaine at the 2007 championships, now boasts six Wimbledon titles and 23 grand slam wins across singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles. I was young, first year playing on the tour.

'He said he came in the middle of the first set, ' Jamie said afterwards. Andy was at the All England Club, nervously pacing the locker room during the match. But it was a great opportunity.

Hingis was the runner-up to Kontinen and Watson a year ago alongside Leander Paes but when she dumped the Indian in favour of Murray, the Scot knew he had a great chance to add to his grand slam tally.

Content Watson enjoyed Wimbledon
Content Watson enjoyed Wimbledon

After what was perhaps a little anti-climactic final, the crowds were happy to see two Brits duelling it out (with their partners, of course) to win the final trophy of the day. He said he didn't watch it.

It was a rare occasion, as the last time two Britons played against each other in a Wimbledon final was in the women's singles in 1961, when Angela Mortimer defeated Christine Truman Janes. I don't take "no" as an answer pretty much.

Watson said: "It's been a great tournament all around". It was an easy decision'.

This final was certainly their biggest test. After trading early breaks, Watson was broken for the second time at 3-3 and they closed out the opening set. She's been an fantastic player all week.

Kontinen is a thrilling shotmaker, but his returns are the weakest part of his game.

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It was left to Murray the elder to do the business once more at the end of the set to break once more, before Murray served it out.

The 25-year-old Channel Islander reflected afterwards on her first ever loss with Kontinen.

"I really enjoyed the whole week".

"It was a unusual feeling today, we haven't felt it yet together". I thought I got better with Jamie's serve as the match went on.

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