Sports | Venus Williams’ Mixed Doubles bid at Wimbledon in 2022 was inspired by Serena

Sports | Venus Williams’ Mixed Doubles bid at Wimbledon in 2022 was inspired by Serena

Venus Williams staged a comeback of her own at Wimbledon on Friday, spurred on by her sister’s triumph.

Williams and partner Jamie Murray triumphed in a mixed doubles match, her first victory in a tennis match in more than ten months. Williams is a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion.

On No. 1 Court, they prevailed against Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in the opening round of play.

“It was quite last-minute (to enter). Williams, 42, claimed that Serena was her sole source of inspiration.

It was undoubtedly quite last-minute when I entered. merely motivated by Serena,” said the 42-year-old Williams. In her first match in a year, Serena Williams fell to Harmony Tan on Tuesday night on Centre Court. Said

Jamie Murray, who also has a well-known tennis brother, claimed that a member of Venus’ team texted him to request a match.

At their joint press conference, Murray commented, “I believe you played terrifically.” She hasn’t played for a while, like. The first game, was on a large court, with lots of spectators. It’s not simple. The opportunity to play with Venus Williams was fantastic. When will I have the opportunity to accomplish that?

Venus declared that she had “no game plan. I became excited when I spotted the grass. You have no idea what you’re going to receive because I haven’t played in a year.

Serena Williams and Andy Murray, the new pair’s siblings, played mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2019 and advanced to the third round.

Williams won five of her major singles championships at Wimbledon. Additionally, she and her sister Serena have won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles together, including six at the All England Club. She also holds two significant mixed doubles championships.

Jamie Murray has won two doubles titles and five mixed doubles titles in Grand Slam competitions.

When asked about her future after the match, Venus mirrored her sister’s remarks.

She remarked, “You never know where I’ll appear.”

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