India seems to be having a gala time at Wimbledon as seventh seeds Leander Paes and Martina Hingis crushed fifth seeds A. Peya and T. Babos 6-1, 6-1 to win mixed doubles Wimbledon title on Sunday, July 12.
Twenty four hours after partnering another Indian, Sania Mirza, to the women’s doubles crown, the 34-year-old combined with Paes to scoop their second mixed title of the year after also triumphing at the Australian Open. At 42, this is Paes 16th Grand Slam. It was Paes’ eighth mixed doubles title and second with Hingis.
“I think last night and today was just amazing, the emotions,” Hingis said.
Hingis, the 1997 Wimbledon singles champion, claimed her third mixed title and her overall grand slam doubles tally now stands at 13.
Paes now has eight mixed doubles titles to go with eight men’s doubles trophies he has won at the majors.
“Coming out and playing like that on one of the most prestigious courts that we’ve grown up with and winning a title like that, again for the second time in a grand slam without losing a set, that is really special,” the Indian said.
India has had three major wins in the last two days. Sania Mirza won the women’s doubles and Sumit Nagal won the junior boys doubles trophy.