Murray and Williams progress at Wimbledon

By for on
Andy Murray and Serena Williams reached the third round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles with a 7-5 6-3 victory over 14th seeds Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo.

The first set remained on serve until 6-5, when Williams ratcheted up the pressure. Martin - serving to stay in the set - fired down a stinging 138mph bullet, which Williams dismissed with an audacious cross court forehand return winner to bring up a set point. This went begging when Murray missed a makeable forehand, but his partner again crushed a cross court winner before converting to seal the set.

The British-American pairing broke again at the start of the second set and this was enough to take the win, with Murray hammering an ace out wide to win the match.

They will meet top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar in the quarter finals.

After the match Williams said "We're in the groove of things so it's feeling good. I'm having a blast, it has been really fun and it's a great atmosphere playing out there with Andy."

Murray added: "She returned brilliantly especially at the end of the first set, and the start of the second, hitting clean winners and making my job easy, but then I was missing mine on break points.

"We both played well and if she keeps returning like that we'll have a good chance.

"All matches are great for me, doubles especially, for the reactions and reflexes which has helped me and once I've finished here, hopefully on Sunday, I will get back and start practising some more singles."
Thanks for the report Phil.
July 10, 2019, 11:41 am
By Aileen

Thanks Phil and I read your report .. Smile
July 11, 2019, 05:57 am
By moonglow

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