Kim Sears, the girlfriend of the now US Open champion Andy Murray, was finally able to celebrate in a Grand Slam final, at the fifth time of asking, after her boyfriends triumphed in a five-set thriller of Novak Djokovic.

Sears, an English graduate who lives with Murray in his £6m home, has followed him across the world since his early professional days in 2006 and was courtside on Monday night to see Murray win his first ever major title.

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Shock or awe? Kim Sears watches on as Murray fights for the US Open title against Djokovic

She, like the thousands in the stadium and the millions watching on television, went through a range of emotions as Murray won the first two sets of the more before conceding sets three and four.

Murray came through in the fifth, ending a 79-year drought as he became the first British man to win a major title since Fred Perry.

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Murray and Sears with the US Open trophy late on Monday night

Afterwards, Sears was able to celebrate with Murray and the trophy at Flushing Meadows, ending six years of hurt.

Since first appearing on the scene in 2006, long-suffering Kim has had to sit through a US Open loss to Roger Federer, two crushing Australian Open defeats to Djokovic and Federer and this year's Wimbledon epic against Federer before she could celebrate a Grand Slam victory with Murray.

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  • Andy Murray, right, kisses his girlfriend Kim Sears after beating Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in the final match at the SAP Open in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006. Eighteen year-old Murray won 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3).(AP Photo/ Tony Avelar)

  • Great Britain's Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears watches during his second round match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia 2006

  • Tennis - Wimbledon Championships 2006 - All England Club - Day Six

    Kim Sears the partner of Scotland's Andy Murray cheers on his victory against USA's Andy Roddick during the third round of The All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - Australian Open - Day Two - Melbourne

    Andy Murray's mother Judy (left) and his girlfriend Kim Sears applaud during Murray's first round win against Spain's Alberto Martin in the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Garden Party - London

    Kim Sears (right), girlfriend of Andy Murray arrives, with a friend Simone, at the Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Garden Party at Froebel House, Roehampton Lane, in south west London.

  • Tennis - Wimbledon Championships 2008 - Day Nine - The All England Club

    Andy Murray's Mother, Judy, and girlfriend Kim Sears (right) watch him in action against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the Wimbledon Championships 2008 at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships - Day Four - The Queen's Club

    Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray watches him in action during his 3rd round singles win against Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during day four of the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships - Day Four - The Queen's Club

    Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray watches him in action during his 3rd round singles win against Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during day four of the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships - Final - The Queen's Club

    Andy Murray's mother Judy (left) and girlfriend Kim Sears (right) celebrate after he won the AEGON Championship Final at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships - Final - The Queen's Club

    Andy Murray's mother Judy (left) and girlfriend Kim Sears (right) celebrate after he won the AEGON Championship Final at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Andrew Murray and girlfriend sighting - London

    Andrew Murray and his girlfriend Kim Sears seen in London.

  • Andrew Murray and girlfriend sighting - London

    Andrew Murray and his girlfriend Kim Sears seen in London.

  • Tennis - 2009 Wimbledon Championships - Day Four - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears arrives to watch Andy Murray on Centre Court during the 2009 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London.

  • Tennis - 2009 Wimbledon Championships - Day Six - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears watches his match against Serbia's Viktor Troicki during the 2009 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London.

  • Tennis - 2009 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eleven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Andy Murray, at the practice courts during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London.

  • Tennis - 2009 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eleven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears, Girlfriend of Andy Murray, at the practice courts during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London.

  • Tennis - 2009 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eleven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears arrives on Centre Court to watch Great Britain's Andy Murray in action against USA's Andy Roddick during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London.

  • Tennis - 2009 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eleven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears watches Andy Murray play Andy Roddick on Centre Court during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London.

  • Tennis - 2009 Wimbledon Championships - Day Four - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears arrives for Andy Murrays match on Centre Court during the 2009 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London.

  • Tennis - 2009 US Open - Day Two - Flushing Meadows

    Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears watches his match against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis during day two of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York.

  • Tennis - 2009 US Open - Day Two - Flushing Meadows

    Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears watches his match against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis during day two of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York.

  • Tennis - Davis Cup - Great Britain v Poland - Day One - Echo Arena

    Kim Sears girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray watches his Davis Cup match against Poland's Michal Przysiezny during the Davis Cup Euro/Africa Group I Relegation Tie at the Echo Arena, Liverpool.

  • Tennis - Davis Cup - Great Britain v Poland - Day One - Echo Arena

    Kim Sears girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray watches his Davis Cup match against Poland's Michal Przysiezny during the Davis Cup Euro/Africa Group I Relegation Tie at the Echo Arena, Liverpool.

  • Tennis - 2010 Wimbledon Championships - Day Four - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears arrives on Centre Court to watch Great Britain's Andy Murray during Day Four of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2010 Wimbledon Championships - Day Two - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Judy Murray and Kim Sears (right) watch Great Britain's Andy Murray on Court 1 during Day Two of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2010 Wimbledon Championships - Day Four - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Judy Murray (left) and Kim Sears on Day Four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club attends the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on Day 4 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.

  • Tennis - 2010 Wimbledon Championships - Day Nine - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears arrives on Centre court to watch her boyfriend, Andy Murray during Day Nine of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2010 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eleven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears arrives on Centre Court to watch Great Britain's Andy Murray during Day Eleven of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2010 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eleven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears, Judy Murray (bottom right) and David Beckham watch Great Britain's Andy Murray on Centre Court during Day Eleven of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - US Open 2010 - Day Three - Flushing Meadows

    Kim Sears (right) and Judy Murray during day three of the US Open, at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA.

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2011 - Day Three - The Queen's Club

    Kim Sears (left), girlfriend of Andy Murray looks on from the stands

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2011 - Day Six - The Queen's Club

    Kim Sears watches Great Britain's Andy Murray play USA's Andy Roddick in his semi final match during day Six of the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - 2011 Wimbledon Championships - Day One - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray, takes her seat on Centre court to watch his match during the 2011 Wimbledon Championships at the all England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2011 Wimbledon Championships - Day Five - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray arrives on Centre Court during day five at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2011 - Day Eight - The Queen's Club

    Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Andy Murray during the final of the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club, London.

  • Tennis - 2011 US Open - Day Three - Flushing Meadows

    Andy Murray's girlfriend, Kim Sears, watches Murray play against India's Somdev Devvarman during day three of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA.

  • Tennis - 2011 US Open - Day Three - Flushing Meadows

    Andy Murray's girlfriend, Kim Sears, arrives to watch Murray play India's Somdev Devvarman during day three of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA.

  • Tennis - 2011 US Open - Day Twelve - Flushing Meadows

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Andy Murray, watches him in action wearing reflective sunglasses at the US Open 2011

  • Tennis - 2012 Australian Open - Day Ten - Melbourne Park

    Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears is all smiles during the match during day ten of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Tennis - 2012 Australian Open - Day Ten - Melbourne Park

    Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears in the crowd

  • Tennis - AEGON Championships 2012 - Day Three - The Queen's Club

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray watches during his match against France's Nicolas Mahut on day three of the AEGON Tennis Championships 2012 at The Queen's Club, London

  • Tennis - 2012 Wimbledon Championships - Day Two - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray, watches him on Centre Court during day two of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2012 Wimbledon Championships - Day Four - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Great Britain's Andy Murray, watches him on Centre Court on day four of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2012 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eight - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears watches Great Britain's Andy Murray on Court 1 during day eight of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2012 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eight - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears watches Great Britain's Andy Murray on Court 1

  • Tennis - 2012 Wimbledon Championships - Day Eleven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Kim Sears arrives to watch Great Britain's Andy Murray on Centre Court during day eleven of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • Tennis - 2012 Wimbledon Championships - Day Thirteen - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

    Great Britain's Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears wipes her eyes after the Men's Singles Final to Switzerland's Roger Federer during day thirteen of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 9

    Great Britain's Andy Murrayhugs his girlfriend Kim Sears after winning the Final of the Men's Singles match at the Olympic Tennis Venue, Wimbledon.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 9

    Great Britain's Andy Murray with his girlfriend Kim Sears (centre) after winning the Final of the Men's Singles match at the Olympic Tennis Venue, Wimbledon.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 4

    Great Britain's Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears (centre) reacts during his Second Round of the Men's Singles at the Olympic Tennis Venue, Wimbledon.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 9

    Great Britain's Andy Murray girlfriend Kim Sears watches Andy beating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the final at Wimbledon, London.