Hingis pairs Murray for sixth mixed title

Heather Watson seeks to retain her mixed doubles title on Sunday

Heather Watson seeks to retain her mixed doubles title on Sunday

Former World No.1 Martina Hingis captured her 23rd Grand Slam title on Sunday, partnering Jamie Murray to dethrone defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontenin, 6-4, 6-4.

The victory gave the 36-year-old Hingis her sixth Wimbledon title - comprising one singles crown, three doubles and two mixed doubles. 'I don't take no for an answer. "He said he came in the middle of the first set".

"It's great that two Brits are in the final but it doesn't make a difference", Watson said.

Murray's win followed other British success at the championships: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid were victorious in the men's wheelchair doubles, while Jordanne Whiley, partnered by the Japanese Yui Kamiji, won the women's wheelchair doubles for the fourth successive time.

She said: "Jamie left me hanging overnight". "It's going to take something pretty special to kind of maybe, potentially take my eye off the ball with it".

Many fans on the Hill had also kept up to date with events at Silverstone, where Lewis Hamilton had earlier won the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time.

Martina Hingis hopes to repeat her Wimbledon mixed doubles success of 2015

Hingis told the BBC: "I'm really happy I contacted Jamie before Wimbledon started".

With some enterprising wag in the crowd not quite knowing who to support, so shouting out a 'Come On All of You, ' it was at times a bit of a Murrray masterclass, bringing up the first break before Hingis let the side down for Watson and Kontinen to break back straight away. I think the atmosphere's going to be great. "For me, it was kind of an easy decision".

The pairs exchanged breaks in the opening set before Murray and Hingis edged ahead.

But each was saved and when Watson flashed wide a smash, all that was left was for a booming Murray serve to finish the game off.

Murray and Hingis will be the favourites but Kontinen and Watson showed previous year how risky they are. Murray and Hingis have yet to discuss future plans but it seems likely they will defend their title next summer and they may even play together in the US Open later this summer. But I'd love to play with Henri again, and hopefully before next year. Hopefully we don't feel it again, ' she said. "Very pleased with how my singles have gone over this whole grass-court season".