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Leander Paes celebrates his 16th major tournament win alongside Martina Hingis.

Paes And Hingis Flawless in Final

Indian vet and Swiss legend claim mixed doubles title

Leander Paes claimed his fourth Wimbledon mixed doubles title with a 6-1, 6-1 win alongside partner Martina Hingis over Alexander Peya and Timea Babos on Sunday.

The Indian-Swiss combination did not make a single unforced error in the 40-minute match. It was a satisfying conclusion to the fortnight for Paes, who was eliminated in the third round of the Gentlemen’s Doubles draw alongside Daniel Nestor, by Peya and Bruno Soares.

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Paes and Hingis’ experience shone through early. The seventh seeds only needed 19 minutes to claim the first set, blanketing the net and breaking the fifth-seeded Peya and Babos once apiece. The pair kept charging in the second set, winning 27 points to their opponents’ nine. In that set, they only dropped one point on serve while winning 65 per cent of return points.

The 42-year-old Paes has now won 16 Grand Slam titles, with eight in men's doubles and eight in mixed. He teamed up with Hingis earlier this year to clinch the Australian Open title.

"It's hard to really say which [Grand Slam title] is the best one out of all of them," said Paes. "But coming out and playing like that on one of the most prestigious courts that we've grown up with and winning a title like that is really special."

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