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Australian Open 2023: Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk beat Jamie Murray and Taylor Townsend

Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski

Krawczyk and Skupski are two-time Wimbledon champions
Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 16-29 January
Coverage: Commentary every day from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra ‘Tennis Breakfast’ live from Melbourne, with selected live text commentaries and match reports on the BBC Sport website & app

Neal Skupski came out on top in the mixed doubles battle of the Britons as he and American partner Desirae Krawczyk defeated Jamie Murray and Taylor Townsend to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

Skupski and Krawczyk came from a set down to beat Murray and Townsend – also American – 4-6 6-3 10-5 in Melbourne.

They will face Indian pair Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna in the last four.

Skupski and Krawczyk have won the past two Wimbledon mixed doubles titles.

Skupski, 33, plays in the men’s doubles quarter-finals on Wednesday.

He and Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof are the top seeds in the draw and take on Australian wildcards Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler.

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