The British number one could face the 5-time Wimbledon champion, set up by a twitter jibe
Andy Murray has recently said he would be happy to play Serena Williams in a exhibition match, as reported by the BBC.
It is suggested the two play the match in Las Vegas, and both seem keen on the idea.
“He wants to play me? That would be fun,” said Williams in a press conference after easily winning her second round match.
“I doubt I’d win a point, but that would be fun”, replied Williams when a reporter asked her if she thought she had any chance.
“He’s probably one of the top three people I definitely don’t want to play. But, yeah, maybe we can have a little bit of a showdown.”
Murray also seems keen, describing Williams as an “incredible” player.
It all started when Murray was tweeted at by a fan. The tweet said the Scotsman wouldn’t be able to beat the 5-time woman’s Wimbledon champion, and a match should be held to prove it. The 2012 US Open winner took the attempted insult well, replying “I’d be up for it, why not?”
If the match were to go ahead, it would be the two gold medalists from the Olympics facing each other.
The idea seems popular with everyone. When asked even Novak Djokovic said it would be “a lot of fun to watch”.