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July 08, 2019

Wimbledon 2019: Serena, Murray Put on Brilliant Show in First Mixed Doubles Win

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Serena Williams and Andy Murray started this year's Wimbledon with a win after defeating Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi in hopes of reaching the championship for the Mixed-Double title.

Britain's pride, Andy Murray, and American legend Serena Williams easily won their match against unseeded opponents Andrea Mies and Alexa Guarachi on 6-4 6-1 sets. 

Dynamic Duo

Two of the top tennis players in the world will now face 14th seeds Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo in the second round, and people are excited to see what this dynamic duo has in store for their fans. 

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Previously, Murray lost alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the men's doubles. However, a couple of hours later, the three-time Grand Slam singles champion and 23-time major winner Williams devoured their opponents in a match that ended in one hour and 16 minutes. 

Motivated Champions

According to Murray, he was very motivated to win his game with Serena, especially after coming from a loss. 

"After losing earlier in the men's doubles, all the energy is the focused now on the mix. We played well, returned well and served well - it is a great start."

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Serena added that while they never played together in the past, they worked well together and took the game very seriously. 

"I think it worked out well, We had never played together, so it is always a learning curve. We wanted to start fast and we take it very seriously."

Tennis Royalty

Two days prior to their match, Serena Williams made a statement during her test match against Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone by reminding everyone that she is Tennis royalty. 

She took on the match in a white ribbed tennis dress that had the swoosh, Nike's iconic logo, covered in Swarovski crystals. 

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The custom piece symbolized her return as one of the tennis greats and is a collaboration between Nike and Virgil Abloh, two brands that Serena has been patronizing for years. They decided to call the mash-up "Broosh," something that mixed both brooch and swoosh. 

A Hungry Comeback

The custom piece was bedazzled with 34 Swarovski crystals, representing Serena's age when she won the London Slam back in 2016, her last major win in the past couple of years. 

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Now, it seems she is making a statement day after day, proving that she is indeed back, and people can expect more wins from her following her mixed-double win with Andy Murray. 

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