Why Kontinen and Watson were one of my favourite stories of Wimbledon 2016

Tennis Talk

The second week of any Grand Slam is where the serious business starts. The first week is about those early nerves, exits and those surprises however one of the most enjoyable stories of this year’s championships at Wimbledon was the run in mixed doubles of Henri Kontinen and Britain’s Heather Watson who lifted the title on centre court at the weekend.

The singles didn’t really go to plan at all for Heather Watson however she decided to link up with Henri for the mixed doubles for their first ever tournament together and it couldn’t have gone better!

There was a bit of luck in the opening two rounds as they received walkovers due to their opponents withdrawing from the tournament but then managed to defeat the defending champions Martina Hingis and Leander Paes on route to the biggest title of their careers winning the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in their…

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