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New York: After winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, Leander Paes and Martina Hingis have now won the US Open mixed-doubles title as well.

Leander Paes and Martina Hingis. Photo Credit: www.rediff.com
Leander Paes and Martina Hingis. Photo Credit: www.rediff.com

They bagged the title by scoring 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 against Americans Sam Querrey and Bethanie Mattek-Sands on Friday. Paes and Hingis have become the first team since 1969 to have won three mixed doubles title in a single year.

Paes won his ninth Grand Slam title in the mixed doubles category. He has also won eight men’s doubles championship. Hingis has now won a total of 19 Grand Slam titles.

(With inputs from Times of India)

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Sania-Martina magic in WTA Finals

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Singapore: Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis struck gold one more time this year by clinching the women’s doubles title in the WTA Finals on Sunday.

The top seeds beat Spanish eighth seeds Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-3 in an hour and seven minutes on the hard courts of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The WTA Finals is an annual event played by the top-8 players/pairs of the year who are divided into two round robin groups — red and white. The top two of each group progress to the semi-finals and the winners to the finals.

The championship is generally considered the fifth most prestigious event on the women’s tour after the four Grand Slam tournaments. It also has the largest prize money and ranking points after the Grand Slams.

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Leander might retire after Rio Olympics, says father

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New Delhi:Leander Paes, one of the greatest tennis players India has produced, might retire after the 2016 Rio Olympics if he does not perform well.

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Leander’s father Vece Paes said that the tennis star is quite focussed on qualifying and playing the Olympics next year and his future will depend on his performance at the mega sporting event.

“If he does well at the Olympics then there would be reason for him to play longer. If he does not do too well at the Olympics, then the chances are that he would probably retire,” the elder Paes told in an interview.

“But that is his choice! We have not really discussed it. He is working on his game this year and then we go to next year and then we will see what happens.”

Vece, who was a hockey player and was also part of the bronze medal winning Indian team at the 1972 Munich Olympics, said that his son wants to play in both men’s and mixed doubles in the Brazilian metropolis in 2016.

“He hopes to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics with Rohan Bopanna in men’s doubles and with Sania Mirza in mixed doubles. That’s the plan so far,” said Vece.

If Leander plays in Rio de Janeiro, it would be his seventh Olympics since playing for the first time at the 1992 Barcelona Games. The 42-ye