Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis win Wimbledon mixed doubles crown

• Pair triumph in battle of the Brits against Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen
• Straight-sets victory gives Murray his fourth grand slam title and Hingis her 23rd

Jamie Murray ensured the family name will be on a Wimbledon trophy for the third time in five years as he and former world No1 Martina Hingis beat the defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen of Finland 6-4, 6-4 to win the mixed doubles title. After the painful end to Andy Murray’s title defence, it was left to Jamie to produce the goods and he and Hingis, the No1 seeds, duly clinched victory in 71 minutes.

With Murray and Watson on opposite sides of the net, it was a win-win situation for British fans on Centre Court, the vast majority of whom had stuck around after seeing Roger Federer clinch a record eighth singles title earlier in the day. And they were rewarded with a match full of power, angles, deft volleys and outstanding movement around the net, especially from Murray, whose net skills left the crowd gasping at times.

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