Serena Williams and Andy Murray’s run in the Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament has come to an end following two impressive victories that excited the crowds.
Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar, the top-seeded pair, defeated the team of Williams and Murray during the 3rd round on Wednesday in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
“We had so much fun,” Williams said, according to ESPNW’s D’Arcy Maine.
“We aren’t ready for it to be over. But we both are obviously focused on our health, both of us actually, taking it literally one day at a time, seeing what happens from there.
“We did have a good tournament. I think overall we played really well for our first time playing together.”
Williams plays in the semifinals of the singles draw on Thursday.
“I guess it was more a confirmation of something that you would have expected from someone that’s won as much as she’s done,” Murray said. “It was just the fact that she was so into it, so competitive, which is cool. I like that. Some people might just see it as being maybe mixed doubles. We’re playing it to have fun and get matches.
“But a genuine kind of desire and will to win, which I would have expected that to have been the case, but I didn’t know that about her. Never spent any time on the court with her. That was the thing that was nice whilst we were on the court. She was really into wanting to win and pumped. I like that.”