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‘She was just laughing at my accent’: Kyrgios-Williams combination lights up Wimbledon

The courts of Wimbledon have seen many things over the years, but nothing quite like the mixed doubles combination of champion Venus Williams and enigmatic Aussie Nick Kyrgios.

There was laughing, cursing and court violations – and that was just from their own pairing – in a three-sets win over US duo Austin Krajicek and Sabrina Santamaria in the first round.

“We’re very different. I think she’s quite timid and very quiet. I’m a bit, you know, loud and talkative. At least we made it work,” Kyrgios said.

Hug it up: Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams.

Hug it up: Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams.Credit:Getty Images

Following the match, Kyrgios posted a photo of he and Williams walking on to the court with just one word attached to it: “iconic.”

And the Wimbledon crowd embraced them, clearly entertained by a strange and yet highly compatible doubles combination. At the end of the two-hour ordeal, Kyrgios and Williams received a standing ovation after the 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 result.

“It was just a lot of fun,” said Kyrgios, with a smile.

“She’s iconic to the sport and an absolute legend. She’ll go down as one of the greatest players ever to pick up a racquet when all’s said and done.

“I’m just glad that we got a win today — and she enjoyed herself too. She said she had so much fun.

“I think half the time she was just laughing at my accent.”

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