The Serena Williams-Andy Murray mixed-doubles partnership at Wimbledon is a fit made in tennis heaven.
Williams is the most a success player inside the open generation of expert tennis, with 23 grand slams in singles, and Murray is Britain’s most successful player inside the same period, with 3.
Oh, and Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles with massive sister Venus. Tuesday’s assertion ended a week of speculation as to whom Murray could line up along at Wimbledon or whether he could play mixed doubles at all. Williams hinted over the weekend that she could recollect featuring within the combined doubles and suggested that something changed into brewing after her 6-2 7-5 singles win Tuesday inside the first spherical against Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone. Williams and Murray have constantly had a healthful recognize for one another, not most effective because of Grand Slam victories.
Murray has been vocal in his quest for equality and went in opposition to the norm in guys’ tennis by means of hiring a girl to educate, Amelie Mauresmo, in 2014.
His mom, Judy, has been huge have an impact on in his existence, and after maintaining his Olympic name in Rio in 2016, he corrected a reporter who stated he had just come to be the first participant to win two gold medals in tennis.