London: Andy Murray and Serena Williams will form a mixed doubles dream team at Wimbledon, his management announced Wednesday, as he gradually returns to tennis following career-saving surgery.
Murray, who is easing his way back into the sport following a radical hip resurfacing, will join forces with Williams in an all-star partnership when the draw is announced on Thursday.
The Scot is already entered into the men’s doubles at Wimbledon where he is playing alongside France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The two-time Wimbledon champion’s partnership with seven-time winner Williams will make them instant favourites for the title.
“We’re a lot alike on the court. I’ve always liked that about him,” Williams said of her fellow former world number one.
“His work ethic is just honestly off the charts. That’s something I’ve always respected about him. His fitness, everything,” she added.
Murray had been searching for a mixed doubles partner but had complained that he had been turned down by a number of players. “I do want to play,” the 32-year-old said on Saturday, at the media day....