It was a star-studded Super Saturday at Wimbledon with sporting greats aplenty in the Royal Box – but nothing was ever going to outshine the dream team of Andy Murray and Serena Williams.
With two-time singles champion Murray opting to play doubles this year whispers had circulated for weeks on a possible link up with megastar Williams and now we know, it’s a winning combination.
The world had to wait another day with Murray and Williams’ opener postponed but finally it came, last on Centre Court as Sir Mo Farah, Sir Chris Hoy and 15,000 others tried to contain their excitement.
What they witnessed was pure box office entertainment as two great champions laughed, smiled and displayed their long-held class in a 6-4 6-1 win over Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi.
“It was fun towards the end of the match,” Murray said. “When you’re in control on the scoreboard it’s easier to relax and enjoy it, whereas the first set, we were obviously taking it seriously to win.