Britain’s Neal Skupski and his American partner Desirae Krawczyk reached the Mixed Doubles final at Wimbledon on Saturday after rallying to beat Australia’s John Peers & Zhang Shuai of China, 3-6 7-6(4) 7-5 on No 1 Court.
They will play Joe Salisbury & Harriet Dart on Sunday after the all-British pair advanced on Friday by beating Czech veteran Kveta Peschke & Kevin Krawietz of Germany in three sets.
It means Sunday’s showpiece, which follows the Men’s Final on Centre Court will be a very British affair and guarantees a British champion.
Salisbury has won 2 doubles events at Grand Slams – the men’s doubles at the 2020 Australian Open with Rajeev Ram, before teaming up with Krawczyk to lift the French Open mixed doubles title earlier this year.
This time Krawczyk is partnering Skupski, in what is his first Grand Slam final.
Dart, who lost a Wimbledon mixed doubles semi-final with Jay Clarke in 2018, will also be playing in her first slam final.
Having dropped the first set to Peers & Zhang, Skupski & Krawczyk squandered a host of break points in the second, before taking the tiebreak 7-4 to level the match and keep their hopes alive.
The crucial break finally came in the 12th game of the decider as Skupski & Krawczyk ran out the semi-final winners.
The mixed doubles could clash with England’s Euro 2020 final with Italy at Wembley as it is played on Centre Court after the men’s final, which sees five-time Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic taking on Italian Matteo Berrettini.
The winners will receive £100,000 in prize money, with the runners-up claiming £50,000.
Jamie Murray was the last Briton to win the mixed doubles title in 2017, with his Swiss partner Martina Hingis, a year after Heather Watson hoisted the trophy with Finland’s Henri Kontinen, which made her the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Jo Durie in 1991.