Wimbledon 2023: 11 Brits set to compete in blockbuster mixed doubles draw
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This year’s mixed doubles draw at Wimbledon has thrown up a host of exciting pairings and match-ups, with 11 Brits set to contest the title.
Starting off with the big news that two-time defending champions Neal Skupski and American Desirae Krawczyk will reunite as they go in pursuit of their hat-trick at SW19.
The second seeds defeated Australian duo Matt Ebden and Sam Stosur in July last year to extend their unbeaten record at Wimbledon to 10 matches and lift their second trophy together. They will begin their campaign this year against Joran Vliegen and Yifan Xu.
Mixed doubles first round draws
Neal Skuspki (GBR) & Desirae Krawczyk (USA) vs Joran Vliegen (BEL) & Yifan Xu (CHN)
Joe Salisbury (GBR) & Heather Watson (GBR) vs Nathaniel Lammons (USA) & Giuliana Olmos (MEX)
Jamie Murray (GBR) & Taylor Townsend (USA) vs Jan Zielinski (POL) & Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA)
Alex de Minaur (AUS) & Katie Boulter (GBR) vs John Peers (AUS) & Storm Hunter (AUS)
Two former British finalists will join forces for the first time this year as 2016 champion Heather Watson partners up with 2021 runner-up Joe Salisbury. The Brits will face a tough challenge in round one against Nathaniel Lammons and Giuliana Olmos.
Elsewhere, British singles No.1 Katie Boulter will play alongside Australian boyfriend Alex de Minaur for the first time in their careers. The Boulter, De Minaur combination will play John Peers and Storm Hunter, before a potential match up with Skupski and Krawczyk.
Another former champion returning in the mixed doubles draw is Jamie Murray, who will compete with American Taylor Townsend. Murray and Townsend have played together at two Grand Slams this season, with their best performance coming at the Australian Open, where they made the quarter-finals
The British, American team will play Poland’s Jan Zielinski and USA’s Nicole Melichar-Martinez in round one.
There will be three other all-British teams in this years mixed doubles draws, including men’s doubles world No.8 Lloyd Glasspool with Jodie Burrage, Julian Cash and Alicia Barnett, and finally Jonny O’Mara partnering Olivia Nicholls.
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