Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams and Andy Murray continue as doubles
Serena Williams and Andy Murray have started as Mixed Doubles with a win in the competition. At the center court of Wimbledon they won 6: 4, 6: 1 against Chilean Alexa Guarachi and the German double winner of the French Open Andreas Mies. The match was postponed on Friday due to nightfall and has now been rescheduled.
Williams and Murray started well, took Mies in the first game from his service play. It was the only break in the first set. However, the second set began with Mies getting a break. In a good mood, the superstars trumped in the episode, gave only one game and made perfect after 76 minutes to move into the second round.
Asked about the leader of the duo, Williams said that they are "a team". Murray said, "We're both younger siblings, so we're used to being ordered around, we take turns." The two professionals who have recently suffered injury have been positive about their health. Murray had even announced his retirement earlier this year, but revoked it before Wimbledon.
Happy ending after different successful days
The American and the Scot had experienced a differently successful day at Wimbledon before the match. While Williams drew with a 6: 3, 6: 4 victory over Julia Görges in the second round, Murray had suffered in the men's doubles a second-round defeat against Franko Skugor and Nikola Mektic from Croatia.
"All my energy is now spent on the Mixed," Murray said of his mixed results of the day. "I think it was a good start, we played good returns and showed a good service."
For the two, it continues in the second round against the US-French duo Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo. In the individual competition Williams meets in the round of the last sixteen on the Spaniard Carla Suárez Navarro. Murray did not compete in the individual competition.
While the defeats of Julia Görges and Jan-Lennard Struff eliminated all German participants from the individual competitions earlier in the day, the defeat of Andreas Mies does not mean that all German representatives are in mixed doubles. Laura Siegemund moved in on the side of Artem Sitak in the third round.