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Venus Williams was "excited" to be unexpectedly included in Wimbledon's mixed doubles

(CNN)Venus Williams has no plans to play at Wimbledon this year, but the atmosphere around the Grand Slam on the grass court will play her. He said he had persuaded him. ..

This 42-year-old hasn't played in competition for almost a year, but has played in mixed doubles with three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray's brother Jamie Murray. I am.

Venus had previously stated she wouldn't participate this week, but she requested a wildcard entry just before with Murray and the pair was announced in a mixed doubles draw on Wednesday. ..

The popular pairing that cheered the crowd when defeating Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus 6-3 6-7 (7) 6-3 on Friday surprised even themselves. rice field.

"I didn't plan to play. I was excited to see the grass," Williams said.

"I attended the French Open. It's a great event, but my heart didn't beat as well. I couldn't play, but ... I have no plans. That's why I was just asking (Murray). "

Wimbledon's" Priority "

Williams was a Wimbledon women's singles in his career. He has won five titles and six doubles titles, but mixed doubles-she lost in the 2006 final.

Her partner Murray won five mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon in 2007 and 2017, including two.

The pair seems to have clicked On Friday, Murray dominated the serve and Venus was sharp on the net.

"This is one of the only things I couldn't win, so I usually give it a little more priority here," Williams added.

Like her sister and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, this could be one of the last times supporters could see Venus at Wimbledon. I have a feeling. 40-year-old Williams lost to France's Harmony Tan in the opening round on Tuesday.

But she doesn't expect to win every match, but she says she's happy to compete at the highest level again.

"It was definitely the last minute. Just inspired by Serena. As I said, it was great. I'm so happy to get so much help today. I did, "she said. The

pair will face British duo Alicia Barnett and Jonny O'Mara in the 16th round on Sunday.