Wimbledon: Venus and Jamie kick off mixed doubles partnership with win

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Venus Williams and her partner Jamie Murray started their mixed doubles campaign at Wimbledon 2022 with a stunning win over Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus on Friday.

Williams had a triumphant return to competition, teaming with Murray to defeat Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3 in the first round of mixed doubles.

Williams and Murray will face British wildcards Alicia Barnett and Jonny O’Mara in the second round.

Wimbledon is Williams’ first tournament of the 2022 season. The seven-time major champion had not competed in any discipline since playing singles at the Chicago Open last August.

Two-time mixed doubles champion Murray and six-time women’s doubles winner Williams put on a powerful show against Rosolska and Venus.

“I think we did a really good job. It was fun. For me, that was what I wanted to get out of it. It was a great experience to play with Venus Williams. When will I get the chance to do that ?” Murray said during their joint press conference.

“I was really busy when I wasn’t on tour. I think it’s easier to be on tour than off tour. I think I should just come back so I can get some more sleep. I have a lot off-tour work,” Williams said.

“I’m a professional athlete, so that’s who I am. But I’ll be fine without it. I’ll be fine if I’m here, I’ll be fine if I’m not. But I’m a professional athlete,” a she added.

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