Roger Federer beats Serena Williams in historic Hopman Cup mixed doubles clash

In a first ever meeting between the two phenomenal stars on court, Roger Federer defeated Serena Williams in a historic mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Tuesday.

Federer and Belinda Bencic continued their brilliant partnership, beating the USA pair of Serena and Frances Tiafoe 4-2, 4-3 in the Fast4 format in their Group B encounter.

The result meant Switzerland beat the USA 2-1 overall, with Federer claiming a routine 6-4, 6-1 win over Tiafoe, and Williams shaking off an opening set loss to beat Bencic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in their singles contests.

Speaking after the match, Federer had nothing but praise.

“I really enjoyed playing against Tiafoe and Serena, what an honour, what a pleasure – thank you Serena, and thanks to the crowd for making it a great atmosphere,” the great Swiss said.

Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams of the USA with Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images

“It was a great experience. I’m kind of sad it’s over, I was just warming up,” Williams said. “It was so fun and as I said before, it’s something that after we grew up together, after all these years we’ve actually never done this.

“It’s super cool that we get to do this at such a pinnacle point in both our careers and for me it was super cool. I wanted to take pictures and wanted to bring my baby out – I was super excited.”

The Hopman Cup comprises two singles and a mixed doubles match between nations in a round-robin format with two groups of four. The winners of each group will contest Saturday’s final.

Switzerland the defending champions, lead Group B at the tournament, followed by Greece and Great Britain, and then the USA.

Group A is led by Germany, ahead of Australia, France and Spain.

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Adejoh Isaiah

Adejoh Isaiah is a geologist, who's deeply intrigued in sports journalism, with the game of tennis being a major interest. He has a lifelong dream of achieving Grand Slam glory and lives in hope of Jose Mourinho winning the Champions League again. In his free time, he loves to rove.

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