It is Andy Murray’s first foray into mixed doubles at the grasscourt major, while Serena Williams, who owns 16 Grand Slam doubles trophies, captured the 1998 mixed title with Max Mirnyi.
Andy Murray left a string of broken hearts with his decision to hook up with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon and Victoria Azarenka had a stark message for anyone
Never before has there been so much buzz about a mixed doubles union – especially since the competition is usually all but ignored until the final weekend of a slam.
But with Williams and Murray holding 26 singles majors between them — including nine at Wimbledon — they are the duo every pair in the mixed doubles field wanted to avoid.
On Wednesday, Alex Guarachi and Andreas Mies were the unlucky
Asked what she thought of the Williams-Murray partnership, Azarenka said: “Good luck to everybody else. It’s going to be a tough, tough, tough one to beat.
“They both take it seriously. But I feel like it’s going to be just a pleasure for people to watch. It’s going to be historic. So I’ll be definitely watching.”
Millions more will tune in too but for some, it will be with a
Last week Erskine had posed with a tennis racket as she offered her services to her grandson by saying: “Right
With that dream dashed, Murray’s mother Judy provided an update on Twitter: “Dear Andy, Your gran is so disappointed. But she concedes that Serena may just have the edge on her. Love from Mum x.”
Azarenka had also thought she was in with a shout of partnering Murray since she had gone all the way to the final with his elder brother Jamie last year.”I was hoping with the success I had with Jamie last year I was going to be honoured to get asked, but whatever …,” she said with a smile.
Williams, 37, is bidding for an eighth singles title at the All England Club while the 32-year-old Murray is concentrating on doubles as he continues his comeback from hip surgery.
It is Murray’s first foray into mixed doubles at the
However, Williams has not played mixed doubles at a slam since partnering fellow American Bob Bryan at the 2012 French Open.
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