Hingis and Murray win US Open mixed doubles title

Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Yung Jan Chan of Taiwan hold the championship trophy

Britain's Jamie Murray and Switzerland's Martina Hingis made the US Open final with a straight-set win.

"For us, it's like so much fun to go there and play and play in a huge stadium, a lot of people coming out to watch".

The Wimbledon champions defeated Coco Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau 6-4 7-6 (10/8) and will face Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus in the final on Saturday.

Tecau had won the men's doubles' title alongside Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer earlier in the day with victory over Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez. "There's nothing nicer than actually fighting to be in the final, so I'm pretty happy we managed to get through".

Murray agreed, saying that "we played a great tiebreak".

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Swiss Hingis and Britain's Murray said they fully meant to play the Australian Open together next year.

In doing so, the third seeds forced a championship tiebreak with Venus serving to Hingis, 36, a victor of 43 titles and a former world No 1.

"With the super-tiebreakers, we know how to play them", said Hingis, who was celebrating the 20th anniversary of her singles win in NY as a 16-year-old.

The Scot was asked about the secret of their success. Here we've fought really hard.

And the 36-year-old hailed her partnership with 31-year-old Murray, believing their experience at the top level and ability to hold their nerve at vital moments is the reason behind their success. "We saved some set points otherwise we were going to be in tie-break again". The Swiss and her Taiwanese partner, Yung-Jan Chan, beat Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng 6-4, 6-4.

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