Victory for Serena Williams, but United States fall to Greece in Hopman Cup

Hopman Cup 2019-19 Serena Williams Claims Lone US Win Against Greece

Roger Federer plays an outstanding match against Cameron Norrie in the Hopman Cup opener.

The 37-year-old Swiss is warming up for the Australian Open, which he has won for the last two years.

"I was making a lot of errors and I'm like "it's okay, it's your first match, it'll get better", she said.

The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion broke immediately in the second set and looked sharp as he cruised to an easy first-up victory in the tournament as Switzerland went on to beat Britain 3-0.

"It is going to be one time, probably never again".

"This time it's against Serena, who is one of the biggest champions ever in our sport - men and women combined".

Roger Federer and Serena Williams will face each other in mixed doubles.

The match has been compared to the 1973 exhibition match known as Battle of the Sexes, where Billie Jean King roundly beat Bobby Riggs. "I just kept trying to think that".

Federer and Bencic will next take on Williams and Frances Tiafoe to kick-start the New Year with arguably the most anticipated match in the tournament's three-decade history.

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And the 37-year-old is looking forward to the mixed doubles clash with the U.S., where he will face off against 23-time grand slam victor Serena Williams.

The two may both be tennis superstars, but Federer admitted he barely knows Williams.

Williams' US Open outburst came in reaction to the penalty handed by Ramos, who gave her a code violation for receiving coaching.

Federer's response? "It's the age of social media", he said, laughing at the prospect of Williams' plan.

Tennis's king and queen.

Roger Federer made an nearly flawless start to his Australian Open preparation with a superb straight-sets win over Cameron Norrie as defending champions Switzerland beat Britain in the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Sunday (Dec 30).

He outplayed Cameron Norrie 6-1, 6-1, while his playing partner and fellow Swiss Belinda Bencic beat Katie Boulter 6-2, 7-6 (7/0).

Switzerland will play the United States on the New Year's Day, when Federer will play against Serene Williams in the mixed doubles.

Federer will head into the clash in form after a masterclass 57-minute thrashing of Norrie. "I love being back home. playing in Australia". "It was all there".

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