Wimbledon 2017: Jamie Murray & Martina Hingis triumph in final


Wimbledon 2017: Jamie Murray & Martina Hingis triumph in final

"I do think probably like a year ahead of time, you know, with my schedule, fitness schedule, tournaments I would like to play".

"She text him and it was an easy decision to play with her".

Centre Court remained almost full after Roger Federer had won a record eighth singles title, and Henman Hill was in raucous good spirits as fans - some of whom had queued for up to two days to gain entry - supported either "Team Hev" or "Team Jamie", although one Centre Court wag couldn't decide who he would rather win, shouting "Come on, all of you" as the score stood at three all in the second set.

Top seeded Hingis and Murray, the brother of men's World No 1 Andy, saw off Finland's Kontinen and Britain's Watson.

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.

"I'm really happy my ranking's started to go up again and after we play the final I'll get a bit of time off, because I've been playing every week. It's a great achievement", Murray said.

Murray, who won his first title at Wimbledon ten years ago, said: 'I forgot what it felt like the last time I won. "We have the next Grand Slam coming up [the US Open] and we'll have to talk about that". I think it's paid off but I'm a bit exhausted now. They earned five break points in the set but Watson couldn't capitalize, often being flummoxed by the Scot's swinging left-handed delivery.

Hingis's latest Wimbledon triumph came 20 years after her first, when she beat Jana Novotna at the age of 16 to become the youngest singles champion at the grand slam.

The second set was close until the seventh game when Watson's serve came under pressure. In the first set, as both men held easily, the key battles were fought on the Watson and Hingis serve. "I don't know if he snuck a few points in or not". 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.

Kontinen said he and Watson had not taken their chances but they hope to team up again next year.