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Hingis wins Wimbledon mixed doubles for 2 titles in 2 days

2 for 2: Martina Hingis follows up Wimbledon women's doubles title with victory in mixed

Hingis wins Wimbledon mixed doubles for 2 titles in 2 days

LONDON (AP) -- Martina Hingis keeps adding to her collection of Wimbledon trophies.

The 34-year-old Swiss paired with Leander Paes of India on Sunday to win the mixed doubles title, beating Alexander Peya and Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1 under the roof on Centre Court.

The win, which took just 40 minutes, gave Hingis her 11th Grand Slam doubles title.

It was the second in two day days for Hingis, who combined with Sania Mirza to win the women's doubles on Saturday, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Hingis became the first player to win both the women's and mixed doubles titles at the All England Club since Cara Black in 2004.

These are the first titles at Wimbledon for Hingis since she won the women's doubles in 1998. She also won the singles championship in 1997 and the women's doubles in 1996.

Hingis, who reached No. 1 in the rankings and won five Grand Slam singles titles in the 1990s, initially quit tennis in 2002 because of foot and leg injuries, then rejoined the circuit full-time in 2006. She announced her retirement again in 2007, when she was given a two-year suspension for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. At the time, she denied taking the drug but did not appeal the ruling.

Hingis and Paes also won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open this year.

Bhupathi now has 16 Grand Slam doubles titles, eight of them in mixed.

In 2003, Bhupathi won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Martina Navratilova -- the player after whom Hingis is named.

Updated : 2021-09-22 23:11 GMT+08:00