Hopman Cup: Roger Federer & Serena Williams win singles matches

Roger Federer plays a return during his match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup in Perth

Roger Federer plays a return during his match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup in Perth

However in the doubles match the Greek team of Tsitsipas and Sakkari emerged victorious 2-1 (4-1 1-4 4-2) over Williams and Tiafoe to win the tie by the same score.

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Serena Williams and Roger Federer have been on the global tennis circuit for decades - both are 37 years old - and they have won 43 Grand Slam titles between them.

Williams was gushing in her praise, saying: "This guy is great".

Serena Williams and Roger Federer spent New Year's Eve on the red carpet!

Ahead of that tie, Federer said: "The problem is it's the first of January". "It was nerve-wracking, too".

"It's great to be back out in match day, and it's great to be back out here", Williams said.

" I just had so much fun out there". I was just warming up. It was super cool ...

'Great champion, you can see how determined and focused she is - I love that about her'.

"He has a killer serve. I watched him all the time and I never knew how incredible it was".

Serena welcomed her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jnr with now-husband Alexis Ohanian in September 2017, having gone onto marry the Reddit co-founder two months later.

Serena: 'I can't read yours either!

The two tennis icons played together for the first time and took a selfie to mark the historic moment. In a candid interview for WSJ.

However, despite the disappointing defeat which leaves the United States unable to reach the final of an event it has won six times, Serena clearly relished testing herself against Federer.

"[Her career has] been fascinating to watch", he told the publication.

"I don't know her that well. She is one of the biggest champions in our sport ever, men and women combined, so it is great to be playing against her", Federer added. He's the greatest of all time. Maybe there's a group, a best of five - and if you're in that group, you should be pleased and happy.

"I really can not imagine how".

Williams noted that she has been training with the specific idea that she would be facing Federer. "I wanted to take pictures and bring my baby out", she said.

Switzerland will defend its unbeaten record against Greece in its final round robin match Wednesday with the USA taking on Britain.

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