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Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Stephens beats Keys for US Open women's title

Stephens beats Keys for US Open women's title

Martina Hingis (L) of Switzerland talks to Jamie Murray of Great Britain during the mixed doubles final match against Hao-Ching Chan of Chinese Taipei and Michael Venus of New Zealand at the 2017 US Open in NY, the United States, Sept. 9, 2017.

Twenty years after winning the US Open singles title, Hingis earned her 24th Grand Slam title, including a fifth at Flushing Meadows.

Commonwealth Games champion Colin Fleming has joined Jamie Murray in calling for an increase in prize money for doubles. "She's such a great player, you know, a huge champion of the game".

It was tight all the way in the first to 10 points with Murray and Hingis prevailing to add the US Open title to the Wimbledon title they won in July.

Hingis, who reached No. 1 in the rankings and won five Grand Slam singles titles in the 1990s, initially quit tennis in 2002 because of foot and leg injuries, then rejoined the circuit full-time in 2006.

Murray and Hingis romped through the draw at Wimbledon but things were tougher here.

Says Keys: "She can buy me drinks, all of the drinks". "So that's not an issue this time, I believe", she said. Asked during her press conference about her emotions, Keys joked that "I think drinks will help me through this tough time". It's been a lot of fun.

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.

Hingis and Chan, formed this year after Chan parted ways with her longtime partner and sister Chan Hao-Ching, have dominated the circuit since forming and the second-seeded pairing did not drop a set in their six victories.

Both are playing the best tennis of their careers after having surgery.

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