Colin Fleming backs Jamie Murray call for greater prize money in doubles

Martina Hingis and Yung Jan Chan celebrate winning the women's double
Martina Hingis and Yung Jan Chan celebrate winning the women's double
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11 September, 2017

They had to save a match point in their second-round win over Kveta Peschke and Marcelo Demoliner and were also taken to a deciding tie-break in the quarter-finals.

A bid for a second slice of grand slam history has fallen short for New Zealand doubles specialist Michael Venus.

"He texted me and said well done", he told reporters.

It is clearly a partnership that works but Hingis was non-committal on court as to whether they would play together in Australia and bid for a third straight title.

Murray, the older brother of two-time Wimbledon champion Andy, won his third Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

"It was an incredible feeling to play here in the singles final", Hingis said of her 1997 Arthur Ashe Stadium finals debut.

36-year-old Hingis overall tally of Grand Slam titles to 25 with the victory
36-year-old Hingis overall tally of Grand Slam titles to 25 with the victory

The Kiwi will now turn his attention to his doubles bid to qualify for the year end ATP World Tour Finals in London over the next few weeks. The member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame has won five in singles, 12 in doubles, and seven in mixed doubles. Both Murray and Hingis would like to see more opportunities to play.

"It's been a lot of fun for me", Murray said. "Sometimes I just wanted to focus on that".

The name of Murray was engraved on another US Open trophy as Jamie, alongside Martina Hingis, won the mixed doubles title in a fast and furious final that required precision, power and a steady nerve.

Hingis had the chance to add her 25th major title yesterday when she was due to partner Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan in the women's doubles final, where they were due to take on Czech duo Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova.

Cori "CoCo" Gauff will try to become the youngest U.S. Open girls' champion on Sunday when she faces fellow American Amanda Anisimova.

Keys is 22; Stephens is 24.

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