Will two Wimbledon singles champions make a champion workforce? That’s the query solely Andy Murray and Serena Williams will be capable of reply this week, after it was confirmed they are going to be companions within the combined doubles occasion.
After watching Williams tease reporters along with her enigmatic solutions over the previous three days, this American-Scottish mixture appears like a tennis romcom: Gregory’s Lady with rackets. As soon as they get on court docket, although, they’re certain to be seen as severe contenders.
Williams will not be the favorite to raise this yr’s Venus Rosewater Dish, due to the knee damage that has restricted her to simply 12 accomplished matches this season. However after 4 weeks of relaxation, remedy and rehab in Paris, she has arrived at Wimbledon feeling stronger bodily than she has all yr.
For Murray, who can be feeling his manner again from the insertion of a steel hip in January, this appears like a profitable courtship – and a exceptional coup to have enticed the best participant of all time to play at his aspect.
If Murriams – as the brand new mixture should absolutely be dubbed – can struggle via their first couple of rounds, they’re solely more likely to develop stronger with every successive outing. However, there may be a risk of them being caught chilly by a longtime pair of doubles specialists within the first spherical, earlier than they’ve settled down as a workforce. We won’t discover out the draw till Wednesday, after the entry listing has closed at 11am.