Roger Federer beat Serena Williams in the meeting of the all-time tennis greats as Switzerland defeated the USA in the mixed doubles to win their tie at the Hopman Cup in Australia.
Federer and Williams, who boast an incredible 43 Grand Slam titles and over $200 million in career prize money between them, were meeting for the first and potentially last ever time on court.
It was men’s star Federer who claimed bragging rights as he and Swiss partner Belinda Bencic overcame US duo Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the mixed doubles to hand Switzerland a 2-1 win in the tie at the eight-nation Hopman Cup in Perth.
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In the end the Swiss pair eased to victory in the shortened ‘fast’ format for the doubles, taking the first set 4-2 and the second set 4-3 on a tie-break.
Still a pretty cool event to watch.
Anytime you can see two GOATS on the court at the same time, you know you’re witnessing something special.