Olympics Rio 2016: Konta and Murray to compete in mixed doubles

Konta and Murray to compete in Rio mixed doubles

09/08/2016 at 15:44Updated 10/08/2016 at 08:16

GB's Johanna Konta and Jamie Murray will have another shot at Olympic glory after entering into the mixed doubles competition, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Konta is also through to the quarterfinals in the women's single event, after beating world no.10 Svetlana Kuznetsova in a three hour thriller on Tuesday.

Konta and Murray will face the United States' Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Andy Murray will not compete with Heather Watson unless there are withdrawals of other teams from the event; they are currently second alternates.

Elsewhere, Rafa Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were confirmed as Spain's entry into the event, as were Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram for the United States, and Caroline Garcia will partner Nicolas Mahut for France.

The full 16-pair draw is:

[1] Caroline Garcia/Nicholas Mahut FRA v Teliana Pereira/Marcelo Melo BRA
Roberta Vinci/Fabio Fognini ITA v [2] Kristina Mladenovic/Pierre-Hugues Herbert FRA
[3] Garbine Muguruza/Rafael Nadal ESP v Lucie Hradecka/Radek Stepanek CZE
Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Jack Sock USA v Johanna Konta/Jamie Murray GBR
Monica Niculescu/Florin Mergea ROU v Carla Suarez Navarro/David Ferrer ESP
Samantha Stosur/John Peers AUS v Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna IND
Kiki Bertens/Jean-Julien Rojer NED v Venus Williams/Rajeev Ram USA
Agnieszka Radwanska/Lukasz Kubot POL v Irina-Camelia Begu/Horia Tecau ROU