Mark Conlon07 Jul 2019 AT 09:09 AM

Murray and Williams off to a flying start

There were also wins for Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal in Saturday's action at Wimbledon
Mark Conlon07 Jul 2019 AT 09:09 AM
Murray and Williams off to a flying start
© Andy Murray

Andy Murray and Serena Williams began their mixed doubles partnership with a comfortable victory at Wimbledon on Saturday.

The big-name duo beat Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi 6-4 6-1 in front of a packed crown on Centre Court.

It took just over an hour for Murray and Williams, who have both won the tournament individually, to take care of their opponents and, having been eliminated from the men’s doubles earlier in the day, Murray is now fully focused on going all the way.

"After losing earlier in the men's doubles, all the energy is the focused now on the mix," said Murray. "We played well, returned well and served well - it is a great start."

Williams added: "I think it worked out well, we had never played together, so it is always a learning curve. We wanted to start fast and we take it very seriously."

Elsewhere at Wimbledon yesterday, there were wins for both Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal in the men’s singles competition.

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