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Wimbledon: Andy Murray and Serena Williams make winning start in mixed doubles | Tennis News

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Andy Murray ends a 724-day absence from Centre Court docket as he and the 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams win on their debut outing

The dream staff of Andy Murray and Serena Williams made a profitable begin to their combined doubles marketing campaign at Wimbledon on Saturday night.

Murray, who is restricted to enjoying doubles as he returns from surgical procedure, misplaced within the males’s doubles alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert earlier on Saturday, whereas seven-time singles champion Williams warmed up for the match by reaching the fourth spherical in singles after beating Julia Goerges for the second yr in a row.

Murray and Williams, who get pleasure from a mixed 9 Wimbledon singles titles between them, mixed properly as they cruised previous sixth-seeded Andreas Mies of Germany and Alexa Guarachi of Chile 6-Four 6-1 on Centre Court docket.

“It worked out well. We’ve never played together so it’s always a learning curve,” Williams stated. “We take it very serious, so that’s why we’re in it.”

Williams overcame an inauspicious begin, the place she performed the primary two factors along with her accreditation lanyard nonetheless round her neck, to play her half in profitable the primary set.

Mies’ serve was damaged within the first recreation and there was no wanting again, as regardless of lacking 9 different break factors, Murray served it out to make it a promising begin to their partnership.

They continued to dominate proceedings and in addition to entertain the gang, whereas the extent of their tennis will certainly produce other pairings within the draw shuddering as they demolished Mies, French Open champion within the males’s doubles final month, and Guarachi within the second set.

They broke twice to guide 4-Zero and, after Williams saved three break factors, they noticed out the win in 76 minutes.

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