Martina Hingis is loving playing with Indians. After winning the women's doubles title with Sania Mirza on Saturday, Hingis added the Wimbledon 2015 mixed doubles title to her kitty as well, partnering the peerless Leander Paes.
In what was an outrageously one-sided final, Paes and Hingis completely overwhelmed the Austrian-Hungarian pairing of Alexander Peya and Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1 in 40 minutes to lift the mixed doubles title at Centre Court, an hour or so after Novak Djokovic had got the better of Roger Federer in the men's singles final.
With the roof covered and the crowd still digesting that wonderful display from Djokovic, Hingis and Paes gave them a lot more tennis to drool over, playing a flawless match to leave their opponents absolutely and utterly clueless.
It was so utterly dominating, as Paes and Hingis just kept winning point after point, game after game, be that on their serve or otherwise, with such consummate ease, that you started to feel sorry for Peya and Babos after a while.
The rueful smiles from Peya and Babos after the loss said it all – they knew they had just faced one of the best mixed doubles performances in recent years, and two players who played like they were from a different planet.
While the women's singles final on Saturday was a battle of attrition, this was a Sunday evening stroll at SW19 for Hingis and her volley-machine of a partner Paes.
Every time the ball crept over the net from Babos or Peya there was Paes to cut it off immediately with a volley, and if it came back again, a putaway would soon follow.
The Indian legend continues to bely his 42 years with displays such as this, completely controlling the mixed doubles final from start to finish.
Hingis was not too bad either. The one thing the Swiss miss would have wanted was a quick match after the long one yesterday, and with Paes by her side, she got that and more. Hingis was also at her best, serving well and hitting those volleys when required to completely knock the stuffing out of Babos and Peya.
This win is Hingis' second Wimbledon title in as many days after a long 17-year wait, while Paes has now won four mixed doubles titles at this most famous of Grand Slams, with four different partners, having previously won it with Martina Navratilova, Lisa Raymond and Cara Black, all of whom were in attendance watching this master class from the Indian and his wonderfully-gifted partner.