Two of tennis’ most popular players are going to join forces once again at Wimbledon mixed doubles. Venus Williams to play in Wimbledon mixed doubles together with Jamie Murray is the recent update. It is happening now after the pair had a late wildcard entry accepted by the All England Club.
Venus Williams to Play Together with Jamie Murray against Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus in the first round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles
The 42-year-old American, Venus Ebony Starr Williams is a former world number one in both singles and doubles. She is a five-time singles champion at the All England Club.
She is a winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open. Venus Williams has also won the doubles with her sister Serena. She the title six times to go alongside the five singles titles she has at SW19.
The 36-year-old, British professional tennis player from Scotland, Jamie Robert Murray also took part in doubles at Wimbledon with Serena Williams. He is a Davis Cup winner, a seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion, and a former doubles world number one.
Murray owns three mixed doubles titles at the US Open to his name. Whereas Venus Williams has blessed with success in the field at the Australian Open and French Open in 1998, playing with Justin Gimelstob.
Murray achieved the title of mixed doubles for the two times at Wimbledon – along with Jelena Jankovic in 2007 and Martina Hingis in 2017 – while Williams made it to the final in 2006 alongside Bob Bryan.
Andy Murray partnered with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2019, when the pair proudly made the game to attain the third round. Now, it is the spell of their siblings, who will play against New Zealand’s Michael Venus and Poland’s Alicja Rosolska in the first round.
Posting on social media about Wimbledon last month, she said: “No I’m not playing but I’ll be watching, I’ll be watching Serena.” New Zealand’s Michael Venus and Poland’s Rosolska are yet to score a Grand Slam mixed doubles title. But the former player overcame the 2017 French Open men’s doubles with American Ryan Harrison 2017.
Venus Williams and Wimbledon
Williams has not played on a tour since a first-round defeat at the Chicago Open in August 2021. She said that she had been struggling with a tenacious leg injury. There also have been speculations she could be relieving herself back into tennis before the US Open, which may start at the end of August. There have also been speculations she could be relieving herself back into tennis before the US Open, which may start at the end of August.
The 42-year-old Venus Williams was seen at Wimbledon last week. Her sister Serena reported that she would make a surprise entry into the October 2020 draw. Serena, who played alongside Andy Murray in the mixed doubles in 2019, was knocked out in her first-round match by Harmony Tan.
The Scot will also pair up with Bruno Soares in the men’s doubles after they earned a third Grand Slam victory together, and a first at Wimbledon. Kyle Edmund will also make his much-anticipated return from injury on an occasion, as he played alongside Olivia Nicholls. He was cast away after a knee injury in October 2020 but appears to be nearing full fitness at last. Now, the British duo will play against the American pair Coco Gauff and Jack Sock in their opener.
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