“I love you like crazy, Martina,” said Leander Paes after he and Martina Hingis won the French Open mixed doubles final in a competitive 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 match. (That makes it 10 mixed doubles majors for Paes, so he knows who to love.) Sania Mirza doubtlessly loves Hingis just as much, but she didn’t have the right moment to say so. Not only was Mirza on the losing end, with Ivan Dodig, of the mixed finals, her other finals didn’t work out either.
Mirza and Hingis have dominated women’s doubles of late. They were en route in Paris to holding all four grand slam doubles titles at once, but lost the final to the Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2. The ultimately out-of reach accomplishment had been dubbed the “Santina slam” — a mash up of their names and the “Serena slam“, which saw Serena Williams hold all four slam trophies at once, though not in the same calendar year. Still a fine tourney for Hingis, two finals and a win at Roland Garros for the 35-year-old Swiss Miss.