Wimbledon: Mixed fortunes for Brits in doubles
Last Updated: 30/06/13 12:52am
Dominic Inglot and Johanna Konta celebrate a point during their marathon mixed doubles encounter on Saturday
There were mixed fortunes for the British players in the doubles events on the first Saturday of Wimbledon, where Dominic Inglot and Johanna Konta won a marathon encounter on Court No 12.
The pair won 4-6 6-3 19-17 against Nicolas Almagro and Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, with the final set lasting one hour and 49 minutes, and the sole break of serve coming in the 35th game.
Inglot, a 27-year-old Londoner, had earlier also won a men's doubles match as he teamed-up with Treat Huey of the Philippines to beat Andre Begemann and Martin Emmerich.
Huey and Inglot now face the all-conquering American Bryan brothers in the third round.
But there was no doubles joy for Briton Laura Robson who was partnering American veteran Lisa Raymond in the ladies event.
The pair were beaten 6-4 6-4 by the No 7 seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke.
Elsewhere, there was success for last year's men's doubles champion Jonny Marray.
First, the Sheffield man and compatriot Colin Fleming beat Frantisek Cermak and Michal Mertinak in straight sets.
The No 9 seeds won 6-3 6-4 7-6 (9-7), with Marray returning to play in the mixed doubles with Heather Watson and which produced a 6-3 7-5 success over Robin Haase and Alicja Rosolska.
But a bad day for Andy Murray's brother Jamie who together with Australian partner John Peers were knocked out in the first round of the men's doubles.
Murray and Peers were beaten by the experienced duo James Blake and Jurgen Melzer who won in five tough sets 3-6 6-3 6-4 3-6 14-12.
Murray and Peers staved off two match points in the 20th game of the decider but could not save another six games later.