By Glenys Furness
- Neal Skupski with Desirae Krawczyk won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon
- The Brit & American were the seventh seeds.
WIMBLEDON, LONDON, UK – Neal Skupski teamed up with Desirae Krawczyk for the event. The Brit/American paired up for the mixed doubles.
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Neal Skupski teamed up with Desirae Krawczyk to enter the mixed doubles at the All England Club. As seventh seeds they received a bye into the second round. Skupski & Krawczyk were up against Luke Bambridge and Asia Muhammad in the second round. The seeds were on top in the first set breaking to take the lead. In the second set Bambrige & Muhammad tried to fight back and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker the seeds edged through to book a spot into the next round 6-3, 7-6(7).
In the third round the Brit/American were against Arthur Fery & Tara Moore. The first set was very close, as the Brits forced the seeds to a tiebreak. Skupski & Krawczyk edged the breaker to take the lead. In the second set the Brit/American broke Fery & Moore to book a spot in the next round 7-6(5), 6-3.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/American against 14th seeds Jean-Julien Rojer & Andreja Klepac. The Dutch/Slovenia pair stayed toe to toe with Skupski & Krawczyk in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. The breaker saw the seventh seeds edge ahead to take the lead. In the second set the Brit/American dominated and booked a semi-final spot 7-6(6), 6-2.
In the semi-final the Brit/American were up against 17th seeds John Peers & Zhang Shuai. The Australian/Chinese pair broke Skupski & Krawczyk to take the first set. However, the seventh seeds re-grouped in the second set and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker the Brit/American toook the lead and didn’t look back. In the final set, Skupski & Krawczyk fought well and managed to break Peers & Shaui in the final set to move into the final 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5.
The final saw Skupski & Krawczyk against Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart. The first set was dominated by the seeds who broke to take the lead. The second set saw both pair hold serve and unable to break. In the ensuing tiebreak the seeds dominated and secured the title 6-2, 7-6(1).
Doubles Round Up
Liam Broady & Ryan Peniston were defeated by Neal Skupski & Ken Skupski in the first round in Wimbledon 7-5, 6-3.
Jay Clarke with Marius Copil were defeated by Marcus Daniell & Philipp Oswald in the first round in Wimbledon 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Luke Johnson & Anton Matusevich were defeated by Alex De Minaur & Matt Reid in the first round in Wimbledon 7-6(3), 6-2.
Jonny O’Mara with Hugo Nys were defeated by Ariel Behar & Gonzalo Escobar in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 7-6(3).
Stuart Parker & James Ward were defeated by Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot in the first round in Wimbledon 7-6(6), 6-4.
Tara Moore & Eden Silva were defeated by Laura Siegemund & Vera Zvonareva in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 6-3.
Naomi Broady & Jodie Burrage were defeated by Viktória Kužmová & Arantxa Rus in the first round in Wimbledon 6-2, 7-6(3).
Naiktha Bains & Samantha Murray Sharan were defeated by Varvara Gracheva & Oksana Kalashnikova in the first round in Wimbledon 6-3, 6-4.
Sarah Beth Grey & Emily Webley-Smith were defeated by Tereza Martincová & Markéta Vondroušová in the first round in Wimbledon 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
Heather Watson with Henri Kontinen were defeated by Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart in the first round in Wimbledon 6-1, 7-6(3).
Lloyd Glasspool & Jodie Burrage were defeated by Luke Bambridge & Asia Muhammad in the first round in Wimbledon 0-0 (RET).
Ryan Peniston & Eden Silva were defeated by Noami Broady & Jeremy Chardy in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 6-2.
Jonny O’Mara & Sarah Beth Grey were defeated by Nicholas Monroe & Renata Voráčová in the first round in Wimbledon 6-4, 6-3.
Ken Skupski with Jessica Pegula were defeated by Arthur Fery & Tara Moore in the first round in Wimbledon 6-1, 5-7, 7-5.
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Andrey Golubev & Robin Haase in the second round in Wimbledon 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2.
Alistair Gray & Aidan McHugh were defeated by Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliövaara in the second round in Wimbledon 4-6, 6-3, 8-6.
Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot were defeated by Max Purcell & Luke Saville in the second round in Wimbledon 6-2, 6-4.
Samantha Murray Sharan with Divij Sharan were defeated by Raven Klaasen & Darija Jurak in the second round in Wimbledon 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-3.
Aidan McHugh & Emily Webley-Smith were defeated by Rohan Bopanna & Sania Mirza in the second round in Wimbledon 6-3, 6-1.
Naomi Broady with Jeremy Chardy were defeated by Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart in the quarter-final at Wimbledon 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Toby Martin with Erik Crepaldi were defeated by Frederik Gelbrich & Hendrik Jebens in the quarter-final in Ajaccio 0-0 (RET).
David Quayle with Matthew Dellavedova were defeated by Pedro Araujo & Duarte Vale in the first round in Almada 6-0, 7-5.
Harry Wendelken with Simon Carr were defeated by Evan Hoyt & Thomas Fancutt in the quarter-final in Almada 0-0 (RET).
Evan Hoyt with Thomas Fancutt defeated by Fabio Coelho & Natan Rodrigues in the final in Almada 6-4, 6-2.
Felix Gill with Timo Legout were defeated by Hanwen Li & Marat Sharipov in the first round in Sofia 6-4, 6-2.
Alice Gillan with Arlinda Rushiti were defeated by Elizabeth Mandilk & Gianna Pielet in the first round in Monastir 6-3, 6-1.
Emilie Lindh with Valentina Ryser were defeated by Dalayna Hewitt & Alana Smith in the final in Monastir 6-4, 6-3.
Sashi Kempster with Carolina Azadinho were defeated by Lucia Cortez Llorca & Melanie Stokke in the first round in Lisbon 6-1, 6-1.
Next week Brits play in Aldershot, Nur-Sultan, Austria, Portugal, Boznia, Italy, Tunisia, Prague, France & Spain.
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