French Open 2016: Leander Paes-Martina Hingis win mixed-doubles title, complete career slam

Leander Paes-Martina Hingis complete career slam with win over Mirza-Dodig in mixed-doubles final.

By: AP | Paris | Updated: June 4, 2016 6:03 am
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Leander Paes and Martina Hingis each completed a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles by winning the French Open final against Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.

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It was the 10th mixed doubles title at a major for India’s Paes, the fifth for Switzerland’s Hingis.

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Paes also owns eight Grand Slam men’s doubles trophies, while Hingis has 12 in women’s doubles. Heading into Roland Garros, she had won three majors in a row with Mirza as her partner, but they lost in the third round in Paris.

It wasn’t an ideal start for Paes-Hingis as they lost the opening set 4-6 but the experienced pair fought back to force the game into the decider.

They were trailing in the Championship Tie-break too but recovered in time to seal it 10-8 and get their hands on the trophy missing from their cabinet.

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  1. S
    Shashi Ranjan
    Jun 4, 2016 at 11:28 am
    Leander is a great inspiration to the youngsters and I hope the Indian Sports Authority will take advantage of his experience to nurture new breeds of youngsters. Cheers...
    1. M
      Jun 4, 2016 at 1:53 am
      Ieander inspires all young esters in the world.This never aging hero has done it again and brought laurels to the country.Hearty congratulations.
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        Marlon shaw
        Jun 3, 2016 at 8:01 pm
        This only proves that nobody cares for mixed doubles and leader paes will continue to win till he is 60
        1. R
          Raj V
          Jun 4, 2016 at 12:54 am
          I salute Leander for proving his greatness since 1990. he himself is a lesson for our youngsters in hard work, confidence and success.
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