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Jamie Murray seeks new partner

Murray and Jankovic lit up Wimbledon's mixed doubles
Murray and Jankovic lit up Wimbledon's mixed doubles

Jamie Murray and Jelena Jankovic will not be able to defend the mixed doubles title they won at Wimbledon last year.

Jankovic has been struggling with an arm injury that she sustained at the French Open and the Serb has decided to play in the Wimbledon singles only.

Murray said: "I'll still play. I just need to find another partner, which hopefully won't be a problem.

"It could be Liezl Huber, the South African, who I've been playing with in the last few Grand Slams."

Jamie Murray became the first Briton in 20 years to win a Wimbledon senior title when he and Jankovic defeated Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Australia's Alicia Molik 6-4 3-6 6-1 in last year's mixed doubles final.

"Jelena injured her arm in Paris and she has pulled out of both her warm-up events in Birmingham and Eastbourne," said Murray.

"She's just going to be playing Wimbledon. She's just going to concentrate on singles, which is fair enough."

At the Artois Championships at Queen's, Murray and men's doubles partner Max Mirnyi beat Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione to set up a quarter-final tie with the South African pairing Jeff Coetzee and Wesley Moodie.

Murray, who will also partner Mirnyi at Wimbledon, said: "The first match on the grass is always difficult - the movement and returning and all that stuff.

"We played three tie-break sets, it was a tight match, so it was good to get through and get more opportunities to play on grass in the lead-up to Wimbledon.

"We'll try to win a few more matches before Wimbledon comes round and we'll give it our best shot to try to go all the way.

"Everyone wants to win at Wimbledon when they play and I'm no different.

"We know if we play well we can win matches and beat the best teams in the world, so we'll see what happens."


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