Not Maria Sharapova? Andy Murray wants Venus or Serena Williams for Wimbledon mixed doubles

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 0

Andy Murray had a pessimistic answer on offer after being asked by Maria Sharapova to play mixed doubles at the next week’s Wimbledon.

Murray, who made a successful comeback by winning the doubles title along with Feliciano Lopez at this week’s ATP event in Queen’s Club, has been on a look out for a WTA star ever since he returned following a hip surgery last week.

And even as Sharapova, a five-time Major winner in singles, expressed interest, Murray’s response wasn’t very positive.

“I mean, I haven’t given it lots of thought, really,” he was quoted as saying by Express.co.uk.

“She’s obviously done some – I think she maybe won mixed at US Open once? Did she? I don’t know. Did she not win it? No, she didn’t?

“I think we played once together in the IPTL before, and I don’t remember us playing particularly well together.”

Interestingly, Murray had criticized Sharapova after she was suspended for testing positive for a banned substance.

Could that play a role in his decision? “I mean, possibly,” he answered.

“But like I say, I haven’t given it a whole lot of thought. But at the time I said what I felt. I still feel the same way about those things, and that’s never going to change.”

Furthermore, Murray said he would like to pair up with Serena or Venus Williams, although he wasn’t sure if either would say yes.

“I’d be up for that. They are both brilliant players,” he told Amazon Prime.

“I don’t know whether they’d be up for playing, they are both very busy.

“They normally play doubles together and I also appreciate if you have aspirations to go very far in the singles it is difficult to commit to the whole event as well.”

Wimbledon is set to get under way on July 1.

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