MARTINA HINGIS CLINCHES HER 25TH CAREER GRAND SLAM TITLE

Martina Hingis alongside Britain’s Jamie Murray has won five singles titles and seven mixed doubles crowns latest being won on Saturday on the New York hardcourts. Speaking to the press Hingis who partnered with Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan, said she was amazed as it came as a shock. This was her 25th career Grand Slam crown to win in the US Open.

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Hingis said

“Well, I think it sinks in maybe little later. Not right now.
But yeah, 25 sound pretty amazing. I’m definitely very proud. What I’ve done in my career earlier, I’m very proud of that. I was very young. It has been 20 years, been on and off.”

The Swiss star won her 13th Grand Slam women’s doubles title as she and Chan beat Czechs Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2.

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However Hingis rejected the idea of making a return to singles saying she depends heavily on partners.

Martina Hingis playing in the mixed doubles last week.

she said

“I’m doing just fine with the mixed and the doubles. I have a couple of great partners I can rely on.
You can see Latisha (Chan) was amazing what she was capable of doing, especially at the net. Usually I feel like I’m the good net player, but she showed that she’s got some skills, like a Ninja Warrior, chip chop, and that’s the work.”

Chan, 28, was excited at her first Slam crown after three prior Slam final doubles losses.
“It’s like a real dream come true, like living my dream.” Chan said.
“It’s very special for me. It was a great match. We start really strong and really aggressive and I think we got it pretty well.”

It was the third Slam doubles crown of the year for Hingis after Wimbledon and US Open mixed titles and came on the same Arthur Ashe Stadium court where she won her only US Open singles crown 20 years ago.

“It was an amazing feeling to play here in the singles final.
Coming back 20 years later, it has been a wonderful journey.” Hingis said.

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Hingis has also won six WTA doubles titles this season before Sunday’s Slam breakthrough.

“We played really well. I think we overcome really that hurdle,” she said.

Chan and Hinga shared a $675,000 top prize



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