Hopman Cup: Roger Federer & Serena Williams win singles matches

Hopman Cup: Roger Federer & Serena Williams win singles matches

Serena Williams and Roger Federer went head-to-head on day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup on Tuesday afternoon (January 1) at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

"She's a great champion, you see how focused she is and I love that about her".

However, the 20-time grand slam champion had a sore head to show for it after a comical moment in the second set.

Federer won seven games in succession and eight of the last nine as Tiafoe dropped away.

Federer and Swiss teammate Belinda Bencic beat Williams and Frances Tiafoe.

Greece defeated the USA 2-1 in its second round-robin match at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Monday, as Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame the resistance of a Serena Williams-powered U.S. doubles team for the first Greek victory in the tournament.

Williams later weighed in on Federer's comments, asserting that he also has earned GOAT status. "It's exciting for both of us and I hope a lot of tennis fans tune in and watch it", Federer said on Sunday.

'It was great fun.

Federer and Serena then clicked a selfie on court as the 14,000 capacity crowd cheered on the legends on court.

"It was so fun".

"I was so excited, and literally it was the match of my career". Thanks for making this match possible.

Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams took on Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic at the Hopman Cup
Image Frances Tiafoe and Williams took on Federer and Belinda Bencic at the Hopman Cup

While she was preparing for her first match of the year yesterday, Williams' cute-as-a-button daughter Olympia had other ideas.

Earlier in the night, Williams raced out to a 3-0 lead in the opening set before losing six of the next seven games.

Federer and Williams' historic match saw the two play against each other for the first time.

Williams enjoyed a strong opening service game in the mixed doubles, with two of her serves proving too hard to handle for Federer.

"It was such a quick turnaround, I didn't have enough time to reload the cannon". "She's everything, she's wonderful. she's women's tennis", she said.

Paired with Belinda Bencic, Federer beat Williams and Frances Tiafoe 4-2 4-3 (5-3) to give Switzerland a 2-1 win over the United States in their round robin match.

Although Williams committed a host of errors during her singles match, she was happy to come away with the win.

"I don't know her that well".

From there Federer cruised to victory.

Norrie seemed momentarily inspired as he gained two break points before Federer once again recovered to close out the first set in 31 minutes.

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