Andy Murray pairs with Serena Williams for Wimbledon mixed doubles

Last Updated: Jul 03 2019 12:36
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TENNIS- Briton former world one Andy Murray has teamed up with American star Serena Williams to play mixed doubles at the Wimbledon.

The Scot is already playing alongside France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert in men’s doubles.

About teaming up with Murray, Williams said, “We’re a lot alike on the court. I’ve always liked that about him. His work ethic is just honestly off the charts. That’s something I’ve always respected about him. His fitness, everything.”

Praising Murray for speaking on women’s issues, Serena added, “Above all, he really stands out, he really speaks up about women’s issues no matter what. You can tell he has a really strong woman in his life. I think above all that is just fantastic.”

Murray had earlier complained that he was ready to make a comeback in Wimbledon but had been turned down by many players for a possible partnership.

The mixed doubles draw will be announced on Wednesday.