Wimbledon 2019: Jamie Murray & Bethanie Mattek-Sands progress after Murray & Neal Skupski exit in men's doubles
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Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the second round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles, just hours after Britain's Murray and Neal Skupski were knocked out of the men's event.
US Open champions Murray and Mattek-Sands beat Britons Joe Salisbury and Katy Dunne 7-5 7-6 (10-8).
But Murray and Skupski were earlier beaten 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-1 6-4 by Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek.
The match had started on Thursday but bad light delayed the finish to Friday.
Murray and Skupski, seeded 10th, led 2-1 on sets when Thursday's play ended, but eventually lost in three hours 17 minutes.
Jamie split from his partner of three and a half years, Bruno Soares, after the French Open to pair up with Skupski.
Murray said: "It's obviously disappointing but it's not like I lose faith in the partnership because we lost one match. I'm excited about the partnership going forward. I think he's got a lot of potential."
The result ended British hopes of Murray brothers Jamie and Andy meeting in the third round.
Andy Murray, who progressed alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Thursday, was set to return in the mixed doubles later on Friday with Serena Williams but the match was postponed.