Wimbledon 2022: 5-time singles champion Venus Williams to team up with 2-time mixed doubles winner Jamie Murray

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Venus Williams and Jamie Murray will face Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus in the first round of the mixed doubles at the Championships. The competition will begin on July 1.

The 5-time singles Wimbledon champion Venus Williams at the Championships. (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wimbledon mixed doubles will begin on July 1
  • Venus and Jamie will face Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus
  • Venus’s sister Serena crashed out in singles 1st round

The five-time Wimbledon singles champion Venus Williams will team up with the 2015 finalist Jamie Murray to play the mixed doubles at the Championships.

Williams and Murray received a wild card into the mixed-doubles draw. The competition will begin on July 1. The pair of Williams and Murray will face Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus in the first round.

Williams is also a two-time mixed doubles champion, winning her titles in 1998 at the Australian Open and French Open. She also won Olympic silver with Rajeev Ram in 2016.

On the other hand, Murray has captured two major doubles trophies and five mixed-doubles titles. He won two mixed-doubles titles at Wimbledon (2007 with Jelena Jankovic and 2017 with Martina Hingis).

Murray has also won three consecutive titles at the US Open between 2017-19, first with Hingis and the next two with Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Venus’s sister Serena crashed out of singles first-round match at Wimbledon after battling against France’s Harmony Tan for three hours and 10 minutes on Tuesday. Serena had returned to the Championships after her first-round exit in the 2021 edition.



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