Honorary damehood for Serena if we lift doubles trophy, says Sir Andy Murray

Serena Williams should "absolutely" get an honorary damehood if she brings home Wimbledon doubles glory, Sir Andy Murray says.

Riding high on their second-round victory against Raquel Atawo from the US and France's Fabrice Martin, Sir Andy said Ms Williams had been making him laugh on the court.

There's been some debate over whether their team name should be "SerAndy" or "MuRena", with Ms Williams favouring the latter.

"I think Serena is the boss so whatever she says goes", Sir Andy said.

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Andy Murray and Serena Williams reacts during their match against Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray after winning their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray celebrate winning their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray celebrate winning their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray celebrate winning their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams take against Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo in the mixed doubles on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Kym Murray reacts during the mixed doubles match between Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Fabrice Martin, Raquel Atawo on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams during her mixed doubles match with Andy Murray on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams during the mixed doubles with Andy Murray match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Andy Murray during his mixed doubles match with Serena Williams on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray walk during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray walk during their mixed doubles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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When asked if he thought Ms Williams should be given an honorary damehood if they end up lifting the doubles trophy, he replied: "Absolutely."

The pair defeated their opponents in straight sets – cheered on by Sir Andy's wife Kim, who sported a polka dot empire-line top with skinny jeans.

Also in the crowd were Judy Murray and Ms Williams' husband, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.

Ms Williams and Sir Andy are keeping the dream alive for British fans after Johanna Konta's defeat by Czech player Barbora Strycova on Tuesday.

Twenty-three time grand slam winner Ms Williams will face Ms Strycova on Thursday in the semi-finals.

On Wednesday Novak Djokovic will be first on centre court against Belgian David Goffin, followed by Roger Federer's clash with Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Court One will kick off with Argentina's Guido Pella against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, followed by Sam Querrey vs Rafael Nadal.

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