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Britain’s Andy Murray has confirmed he’ll play mixed doubles with Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
Murray, a two-time singles champion at SW19, will compete in both the males’s and mixed doubles decrease than a month after returning following hip surgical treatment.
American Williams, a 23-time Extensive Slam singles winner, had earlier told journalists: “Within the occasion you guys in actuality desire it… all correct, performed.”
The pair are expected to play their first match collectively on Thursday.
Murray, who won Queen’s with Feliciano Lopez, will accomplice Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the males’s doubles.
The Scot used to be modified into down by world quantity 1 Ashleigh Barty earlier than suggesting he would possibly maybe well maybe furthermore pair up with 37-yr-primitive Williams, who has won seven doubles titles at Wimbledon, collectively with the jumbled in 1998.
Murray stated: “Serena is clearly a shining player, has a tall doubles epic and is shining on grass obviously. She’s arguably the most efficient player ever.”
Laughing, he added: “So she’d be a stable accomplice.”
Correct earlier than the pairing used to be confirmed, Williams had remained coy about the prospect at a news convention following her first-spherical singles victory over Giulia Gatto-Monticone.
Journalist:“When discontinue you imagine it’s likely you’ll maybe maybe furthermore create that resolution? Next three hours? Within the morning?”
Williams:“Here is crazy. I maintain no longer know. I’m calm form of in the singles mode, looking to resolve that fragment out. We will stumble on. I could maybe well maybe furthermore utilize further fits, though, so… will doubtless be something.”
Journalist:“Can also you give us a tough proportion of how doubtless you imagine it’s a ways it’s likely you’ll maybe maybe play with Andy?”
Williams:“I maintain no longer know. Within the occasion you guys in actuality desire it, then maybe I will discontinue it.”
Journalist:“We discontinue in actuality desire it.”
Williams:“Yeah? All correct, performed, appropriate for you guys. Don’t put out of your mind.”
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