London - Superstar
duo Andy Murray and Serena Williams breezed into the second round of
the mixed doubles at Wimbledon on Saturday, beating Germany's Andreas
Mies and Chile's Alexa Guarachi 6-4, 6-1.
Murray and Williams - both former world number ones and singles
champions at Wimbledon - had little trouble in dispensing with their
"Obviously I had lost in the doubles earlier (with Pierre-Hugues
Herbert) so all my energy is focussed on the mixed but it was a good
start," said Murray.
Murray said physically he felt fine after two matches in one day, save for a stiff back.
The hip he had 'life-changing surgery' on earlier this year had not given him any trouble.
"I feel good and am happy to be alive in this," said Serena.
There was an element of farce when they let slip a set point in the
opener as Williams ended up tumbling over and landing unceremoniously on
her backside at the net.
However, they closed out the set and took control of the next by breaking their opponents immediately.
Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon singles champion, said there was no boss in the team.
"I said to Serena before the match we are the younger siblings so we
are used to being bossed by our older brother and sister," chipped in
two-time Wimbledon winner Murray.
While mixed doubles is foreign territory largely for Murray, Williams
is the youngest ever female winner, partnering Max Mirnyi to victory in
1998 aged just 16 at Wimbledon.