By Amy Hunt published
Separately, Serena Williams and Andy Murray are two of the best tennis players the world has ever seen.
So fans of the sport were likely left thrilled last night when Andy confirmed that he and and Serena would be teaming up to play mixed doubles together at Wimbledon!
The pair had previously hinted that they may join forces for the mixed doubles event at the historic annual tennis event, but confirmed the news ahead of their first match together on Thursday.
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Andy has said of his new partner, "Serena is obviously a brilliant player, has a great doubles record and is brilliant on grass obviously. She's arguably the best player ever." Laughing, he then said, "So she'd be a solid partner." We reckon so Andy!
Serena will also be competing in the singles at Wimbledon, so it'll be a busy few weeks for the champion.
Wimbledon will be Andy Murray's second major tournament since he had surgery on his hip back in January, to help fix an injury that felt him limping and in pain whenever he was on the court.
But he'll be in good hands with Serena, who is a two-time mixed doubles champion.
And of course, both Andy and Serena are Wimbledon champions, with Serena winning her first Grand Slam at the competition back in 2002, and Andy winning for the first time in 2013.
For the men's doubles, Andy will partner with French player Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Wimbledon officially kicked off yesterday, with the Duchess of Cambridge attending in her capacity as royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. Catherine also stole a moment to talk to Andy Murray during the day.
Some royal fans have also commented that the new Murray/Williams partnership may mean that there's an even bigger chance of seeing Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine attend Wimbledon together as they did last year. Meghan is close friends with Serena - so will she take a break in her maternity leave to go and support her? Only time will tell..
Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist, currently working as Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on other women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com.
She is obsessive about everything homes and interiors—whether she's sniffing out the very best deal on a KitchenAid stand mixer or keeping up the latest Dyson release. And when she isn't editing or writing articles on interior trends or the latest home gadgets, she's passionate about books—you'll usually find her with her nose in a gripping thriller at the end of the working day.
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