Andy Murray And Serena Williams Continues to Win Again in Wimbledon Mixed Doubles
Andy Murray and Serena Williams wowed Wimbledon again as their box office partnership continued with another straight-set win in the mixed doubles.
‘Murena’ – the nickname chosen by Williams – dominated French-American pair Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo as the deadly duo won 7-5 6-3.
Williams produced ruthless returning to win crucial break points in each set.
She is already through to the women’s semi-finals after winning a thrilling three-setter in the all-American showdown against Alison Riske earlier in the day and she came back peppering winners from all angles on the baseline to make serene progress alongside the Scot.
They now play top seeds Bruno Soares – the former men’s partner of Murray’s brother Jamie – and Nicole Melichar.
“We’re in the groove of things so it’s feeling good,” Williams said. “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.”
Murray had to fend off some break points in the opening game of the second set before Williams began to take centre stage, defying physics with some of the angles of her winners.