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Andy Murray says he would fancy a match against 16-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams.
After being challenged by a fan on Twitter to take on Williams, Murray said in his column for BBC Sport that such a matchup could create interest among tennis fans.
Murray, who is bidding to become the first British player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, said ''I've never hit with her but she's obviously an incredible player and I think people would be interested to see the men play against the women to see how the styles match up.''
There have been several high profile matches between stars from the men and women's game. The most famous was held in 1973, with Billie Jean King humbling Bobby Riggs in straight sets.
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