Andy Murray left a string of broken hearts with his decision to hook up with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon and Victoria Azarenka had a stark message for anyone harbouring hopes of breaking up tennis’ power-couple – “good luck!”

Never before has there been so much buzz about a mixed doubles union – especially since the competition is usually all but ignored until the final weekend of a slam.

But with Williams and Murray holding 26 singles majors between them — including nine at Wimbledon — they are the duo every pair in the mixed doubles field wanted to avoid.

On Wednesday, Alex Guarachi and Andreas Mies were the unlucky ones who drew the short straw for the first round match. Undoubtedly, the Chilean-German duo will have never encountered anything like the attention the clash will receive with the match expected to be played later this week on Centre Court or Court One

 

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