Federer Defeats Williams In Hopman Cup


Roger Federer defeated Serena Williams in their epic mixed doubles match of the Hopman Cup in the Australian city of Perth on Tuesday.

It was the first time that Federer and Williams, described as the two greatest players of their generation, played against each other on the court in an official game.

Federer, a 20 Grand Slam title winner and his teammate. Belinda Bencic, won the match in straight sets 4-2, 4-3 against Williams and teammate, Francis Tiafoe, to give Switerzland victory over the United States.

The victory handed Switerzland the edge in the match after both Federer and William both won their singles matches.

Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, described the game, watched by a capacity crowd of 14,064, as “the match of her career”, stating that she was elated to play against Federer.

She said: “I was so excited and literally it was the match of my career.

“Playing someone so great and that you admire so much in a match that actually means something.

“It is really great and special to go against the greatest of all time.”

Despite clutching her right shoulder during the match, Williams allayed fears, saying it is not much of a concern.

Federer said he was thrilled to play against one of the few players with more Grand Slam titles.

“I really enjoyed playing against Serena, what an honour and pleasure.

“I was nervous returning because people talk about her serve so much.

“It was great fun, she is a great champion, you see how focussed and determined she is and I love that about her,” he said.

The pair then posed together for a selfie after the match.


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