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Venus is to be paired with Kyrgios in the Wimbledon Mixed Double

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London, June 27 (IANS) American Venus Williams will partner with Australian Nick Kyrgios to play the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.

The 41-year-old Venus wins 13 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed, and wins five Wimbledon singles titles, with the last in 2008.

If the Venus-Kyrgios pair clicks on Wimbledon this year, it will be after a gap of 23 years that the American lifts the mixed double trophy after winning the last of her two Grand Slam titles at the event at the 1998 French Open.

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Venus’s previous best in mixed doubles at Wimbledon has been second in 2006.

The 26-year-old Kyrgios, on the other hand, has one of the biggest appearances on the ATP Tour, and the longest he has gone to Wimbledon secures a final eight berth in 2014.

Four years ago, when Venus was asked who her dream mixed double partner would be, he had said, “I do not know, I think it would be fun to play with Nick Kyrgios.”

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Kyrgios most recently competed in mixed doubles with American Amanda Anisimova at last year’s Australian Open and before that with Desirae Krawczyk (US) at Wimbledon in 2019.

–IANS

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