To the delight of No. 1 Court ticket holders Friday, it was announced a mixed doubles match between Venus Williams-Jamie Murray and Alicja Rosolska-Michael Venus was coming.
… and saved all five break points they faced in clinching the opening set.
… but Rosolska-Venus denied a consolidation to immediately get back on serve.
… Williams and Murray hit the reset button to seal their debut, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3.
Revealed Williams in press, “I had no plan to play. I saw the grass and I got excited.” We are, too.