Wimbledon 2018: Jamie Murray to partner Victoria Azarenka in mixed doubles
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|Venue: All England Club, Wimbledon Dates: 2-15 July|
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Jamie Murray has changed his mind about defending his Wimbledon mixed doubles title and will link up with former world number one Victoria Azarenka.
The 32-year-old Scot won at SW19 last year with the now retired multiple Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis.
They also won the US Open, Murray's third major mixed doubles title.
He had initially chosen to miss the mixed event to focus on the men's doubles with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares and protect his sore knees.
Azarenka, 28, is a two-time winner of the Australian Open but is now number 87 in the women's singles world rankings.
Murray and Soares are seeded fifth in the men's doubles. The pair are scheduled to start their campaign after 18:00 BST on Thursday against Italian Paolo Lorenzi and Spaniard Albert Ramos.
Murray is aiming for his third Grand Slam men's doubles title, after victories at the Australian and US Opens in 2016.
Cameron Norrie and fellow Briton Jay Clarke will resume their first-round match against Marcelo Arevalo and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo 3-2 up after it was affected by rain on Wednesday.