Serena Williams and Andy Murray have been knocked out from the Mixed doubles Round of 16 by doubles specialists Bruno Fraga Soares and partner Nicole Melichar.

Serena Williams and Andy Murray have been knocked out from the Mixed doubles Round of 16 by doubles specialists Bruno Fraga Soares and partner Nicole Melichar.

Soares-Melichar took the first set 6-3, while ‘Murena’ team took the second set 6-4. But Soares and Nicole in the decisive third set ran to a 4-0 lead, before ‘Murena’ clawed back to exit at 6-2.

The loss ended the entertaining, crowd pulling partnership of Murray and Serena, both former world number one.

Brazilian Soares is 37 years old. He is primarily a doubles specialist and once reached World No. 2 ranking in October 2016.

Melichar is a 25 year-old Czech-American who is also has made more successes on the doubles circuit, winning 4 WTA titles and won Wimbledon mixed doubles in 2018. She also reached the quarter-final of US Open in 2018 and semi-final of both the Australian and French Open this year.

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