Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams dazzle in doubles show

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Venus Williams and Nick Kyrgios got their Wimbledon mixed doubles campaign underway with a win on Friday.

The American-Australian duo beat Austin Krajicek and Sabrina Santamaria 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Nick Kyrgios talked about his doubles partnership with Venus Williams in his post-match press conference:

“I want to experience playing with one of the Williams sisters in mixed doubles… That’s like a dream come true for me.”

“I just wanted to, not put on a good showing or anything, I really wanted to win,” Kyrgios said. “Like, I’ve never really wanted to win a mixed doubles or a doubles match that much before. I was really trying hard.”

After the match, Kyrgios posted a picture of the two walking onto court, tagging it with the single word: “Iconic”.


Up next, fourth seeds Nicole Melichar and Edouard Roger-Vasselin for the doubles pair.

Williams is out of the women’s singles, but Kyrgios will have to back up against Felix Auger-Aliassime on Saturday.


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