“I was at the French Open, it’s a beautiful event, but my heart didn’t beat the same way. Not that I could play but … I had no plans. That’s why I was asking (Murray) last minute.”
In her career, Williams has won the Wimbledon women’s singles title five times and the doubles title six times but she’s never managed to succeed in the mixed doubles — she lost in the final in 2006.
Her partner, Murray, has won five mixed doubles titles including two at Wimbledon in 2007 e 2017.
The pair seemed to click on Friday, with Murray dominating with his serve and Venus sharp at the net.
“It’s one of the only ones I haven’t won, so I usually put a little more priority here,” Williams added.
Just like her sister, 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams, there is a sense that this could be one of the last times supporters will be able to watch Venus at Wimbledon. The 40-year-old Williams lost in her opening round match on Tuesday to France’s Harmony Tan.
But while she is not expecting to win every match, she says she’s just happy competing at the highest level again.
“It was definitely super last minute. Just inspired by Serena. Come ho detto, it was amazing. I just was so happy to have so much help today,” lei disse.
The pair will now face British duo Alicia Barnett and Jonny O’Mara in the round of 16 di domenica.