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SportHonorary damehood for Serena if we lift doubles trophy, says Sir Andy Murray

11:40  10 july  2019
11:40  10 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Murray rethinks Wimbledon mixed doubles

Murray rethinks Wimbledon mixed doubles Andy Murray admits he is having “second thoughts” about competing in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon this year.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams speak with members of the press after their Wimbledon second-round victory vs. Raquel Atawo and Fabrice Martin in the mixed

Andy Murray and Serena Williams got their eagerly awaited mixed- doubles pairing off to a flying start, beating Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi 6-4, 6-1.

Honorary damehood for Serena if we lift doubles trophy, says Sir Andy Murray © Victoria Jones Serena Williams and Andy Murray (Victoria Jones/PA)

Serena Williams should “absolutely” get an honorary damehood if she brings home Wimbledon doubles glory, Sir Andy Murray says.

Riding high on their second-round victory against Raquel Atawo from the US and France’s Fabrice Martin, Sir Andy said Ms Williams had been making him laugh on the court.

There’s been some debate over whether their team name should be “SerAndy” or “MuRena”, with Ms Williams favouring the latter.

“I think Serena is the boss so whatever she says goes”, Sir Andy said.

When asked if he thought Ms Williams should be given an honorary damehood if they end up lifting the doubles trophy, he replied: “Absolutely.”

The pair defeated their opponents in straight sets – cheered on by Sir Andy’s wife Kim, who sported a polka dot empire-line top with skinny jeans.

Honorary damehood for Serena if we lift doubles trophy, says Sir Andy Murray © Reuters REUTERS/Toby Melville

Also in the crowd were Judy Murray and Ms Williams’ husband, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.

Ms Williams and Sir Andy are keeping the dream alive for British fans after Johanna Konta’s defeat by Czech player Barbora Strycova on Tuesday.

Twenty-three time grand slam winner Ms Williams will face Ms Strycova on Thursday in the semi-finals.

On Wednesday Novak Djokovic will be first on centre court against Belgian David Goffin, followed by Roger Federer’s clash with Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

Honorary damehood for Serena if we lift doubles trophy, says Sir Andy Murray © Getty (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Court One will kick off with Argentina’s Guido Pella against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, followed by Sam Querrey vs Rafael Nadal.

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Andy Murray and Serena Williams OUT of Wimbledon after three-set defeat by Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams OUT of Wimbledon after three-set defeat by Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar on Court Two. There were some spectacular exchanges and stunning winners from both former world number ones, who dropped the first set but hauled themselves level to the delight of a capacity crowd. But Brazilian-American duo Soares and Melichar ultimately had too much for 'Murena' and ran out 6-3 4-6 6-2 winners. Seriously, how? ????The MurRena journey was fun while it lasted, but they left us something special to remember them by…#Wimbledon | @andy_murray | @serenawilliams pic.twitter.

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