Wimbledon 2019: Keep the lady happy, mom Judy tells Murray

Andy Murray and Serena Williams

Andy Murray and Serena Williams

Speculation has bubbled about a Murray/Williams dream team for the Wimbledon mixed doubles since 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Williams hinted at the weekend about her availability.

Two-time men's singles champion Murray and Williams, a 14-time victor in singles and doubles, face Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi in the first round.

Murray had already been turned down by several players for the mixed doubles, including world number one Ash Barty, before linking up with Williams. "In those situations I always wanted Jamie to win because he was the older one, like it was the natural order of things, and he is easier to handle".

"If you guys really want it, then maybe I'll do it", the 37-year-old said in response.

They'll face former French Open doubles champion Andreas Mies and partner Alexa Guarachi in the opening round.

The knee injury that has plagued her, and contributed to a third-round exit at Roland Garros, did not rear its head, giving Williams hope that her form would shortly return too.

"I think right now I have to have every match count, like 10 matches, because I haven't had a ton of matches this year", Williams told reporters.

The Scot underwent a hip resurfacing operation after the Australian Open in an effort to extend his career - initially, he planned on retiring at Wimbledon - and duly returned in doubles at Queens in London last month.

'I would put Serena in to serve first, for sure.

She ended up winning in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, to advance out of the tournament's first round and will play Thursday in the second round, as she looks to win her eighth Wimbledon title - which would also be her first Grand Slam victory since giving birth in September 2017. He really speaks up about women's issues no matter what. I don't know if she really thought so, but she was so nice. There are even a couple of mixed doubles titles on her resume, with Max Mirnyi at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, all the way back in 1998.

As a serial victor of grand slams, Davis Cups and Olympic gold medals, Andy Murray has done nearly everything there is to do in the sport of tennis.