Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won 2016 French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title

Posted on:06 Jun 2016 17:43:30

Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won 2016 French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title
06 June 2016 Current Affairs GK: India’s ace tennis player Leander Paes and Martina Hingis of Switzerland on 3 June 2016 won the French Open Mixed Doubles title.

To win the title, the duo defeated the Indo-Croatian pair Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig 4-6 6-4 10-8.

With this win, Paes completed a Career Slam in mixed doubles with Martina Hingis. Earlier, he won Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open titles in 2015 with Hingis.

Overall, it was the 18th Grand Slam title for Paes and 10th in the mixed doubles category. So far, he won 8 Grand Slam titles in the doubles category that include Australian Open (2012), French Open (1999, 2001 and 2009), Wimbledon (1999) and the US Open (2006, 2009 and 2013).

For 35-year-old Hingis, it was the 22nd Grand Slam title and 5th trophy in the mixed doubles category. Earlier, pairing with Sania Mirza, Hingis won Australian Open (2016), Wimbledon (2015) and the US Open (2015) titles in the doubles category.

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