Serena Williams spotted using plastic racket cover at Wimbledon

Carrie Guzman
July 14, 2019

The Serena Williams-Andy Murray mixed-doubles partnership at Wimbledon is a match made in tennis heaven.

As Murray said when asked earlier in the week about men's doubles, there are no guaranteed ways of transferring the class of singles into the discipline, because it has rules, strategies and tactics of its own, a mystery to many, an exotic item in the Wimbledon flower box. "I think it will be really exciting to watch him play with Serena".

Guarachi is a doubles specialist who has spent much of her career on the second-tier ITF tour, but Mies was a French Open champion last month with compatriot Kevin Krawietz.

"It [would] be a positive thing for tennis, if more guys were playing doubles", he said.

Williams feels she has plenty in common with Murray.

Hitting 26 winners and 23 unforced errors, Williams was able to dictate the pace and control the scoreboard despite two breaks she suffered, delivering for on the other hand to seal the deal in straight sets. On Wednesday, the first round of men's doubles will begin.

Her story, said Williams, is a "great tale" of the value of persistence. Above all, he really stands out, he really speaks up about women's issues no matter what.

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"It looks like a really strong partnership", she said.

Williams hinted over the weekend that she would consider featuring in the mixed doubles and suggested that something was brewing after her 6-2 7-5 singles win Tuesday in the first round against Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone. This was definitely the first time I ever cried after winning a match.

Meanwhile a third wrote: "I really really hope this happens".

Oh, and Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles with massive sister Venus.

Jamie Murray teams up with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in another potent British-American combination, one that delivered grand slam success when they won the US Open together last September.

Next up for the former world number one will be a second-round clash against Kaja Juvan, a highly-rated 18-year-old prospect from Slovenia who showed off her potential with a 6-4 2-6 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova.

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