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Second Murray Wimbledon heartbreak

Published 11/07/2015

Jamie Murray is competing in the men's doubles final
Jamie Murray is competing in the men's doubles final

The Murrays were left heartbroken yet again on Wimbledon's Centre Court as older brother Jamie lost in the men's doubles final.

Jamie and Australian partner John Peers were beaten 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 by fourth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer, from the Netherlands, and Horia Tecau, from Romania.

It comes after a different Roger - all-time SW19 great Roger Federer - knocked Andy out of the men's singles semi-final yesterday.

Jamie said: "I didn't know he (Andy) was coming until I heard him shouting, he was shouting all the time - encouragement.

"It was nice to see him out there supporting."

British number one Andy watched the doubles final on Centre Court with his wife, Kim Sears.

He had suggested he might not attend the match after his crushing defeat by Federer because he gets "extremely nervous".

Pictures of the star grimacing during Jamie's matched showed that he had not been joking.

The Scottish players' mother, Judy, posted a picture on Twitter of Jamie and Peers picking up their runners' up trophies in the Royal Box with the caption "Almost".

Meanwhile, Serena Williams wrote yet another amazing chapter in her glittering career by claiming the Wimbledon women's singles title for a sixth time.

The American completed a Grand Slam of major trophies for the second time and, at 33, becomes the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the open era.

It took her one hour and 23 minutes to grind down new girl on the block Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, 6-4, 6-4.

She now has odds of 5/4 to go on to complete the calendar year Grand Slam at the US Open in August.

Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Downton Abbey stars Dame Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery were among the guests in the Royal Box on Centre Court.

Former women's champions Martina Navratilova, Virginia Wade, Ann Jones, Maria Bueno, Marion Bartoli and Jana Novotna were also guests.

Afterwards Williams said: "I can't believe I'm standing here with another Serena Slam, it's really cool."

The champion told cheering spectators: "You guys helped me get through it, I heard all you guys, all the 'I love yous'. I love you more.

"Thank you so much, it's been such a great crowd and a pleasure and an honour to give so many years in this unbelievable stadium."

Williams earned a cool £1.88 million for winning Wimbledon, while Muguruza picked up up £940,000 as the beaten finalist.

In comparison, Jamie Murray and Peers earned £170,000 as runners-up in the men's doubles.

Williams was in playful mood after her victory, bouncing up and down on court before balancing the champion's plate on her head.

She also had words of encouragement for 21-year-old Muguruza, who cried as she received a standing ovation from the Centre Court crowd.

She told the 6ft starlet: "Congratulations, don't be sad, you'll be holding this trophy very, very soon, believe me."

Muguruza banned her parents from travelling over from Spain for the match because she did not want to change her routine.

She was the first woman to represent Spain in a final at the All England Club since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1996.

Following her defeat, she said: "I don't have words to say how I feel. I am very proud and happy to be here to play in front of you, amazing crowd, you support me a lot. I can feel it so much."

Tomorrow reigning champion Novak Djokovic will try to prevent Federer from claiming a record eighth win at the All England Club.

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