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US Open victory a relief for the family, says Leander Paes' father


US Open victory a relief for the family, says Leander Paes' father

Kolkata/Mumbai, Sep 13 (ANI): Vece Paes, the ecstatic father of Tennis player Leander Peas said on Saturday that the US Open win, bagged by Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hinges, has come as a relief to the family in Kolkata city of West Bengal. Hingis and Paes once again proved to be a potent partnership as the Swiss-Indo duo captured their third mixed doubles title of the year with victory at the US Open on Friday.

The Australian Open and Wimbledon champions came back from 4-1 down in the championship tiebreak to storm to victory with a 6-4 3-6 10-7 win over Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey. Hingis and Paes became the first duo to capture three major mixed titles in the same year since Margaret Court and Marty Riessen achieved the feat in 1969.

The triumph earned 42-year-old Paes a ninth mixed doubles trophy and 17th grand slam title. Hingis, the 1997 Wimbledon singles champion, claimed her third mixed title and her overall grand slam doubles tally now stands at 13

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