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Hopman Cup: Williams to take on Federer in mixed doubles

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 October 2018, 10:57 IST

American tennis star Serena Williams is all set to lock horns with Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the mixed doubles event of the upcoming Hopman Cup beginning December 29.

While Williams will represent the USA team with rising star Frances Tiafoe, Federer will lead the Switzerland squad alongside world number forty-one Belinda Bencic.

Reflecting on the tournament, the 23-time Grand Slam champion said that she has always enjoyed playing in Australia as the audience here is warm and supportive.

She further praised her mixed doubles partner Tiafoe, saying that he has got a bright future.

"I always enjoy playing in Western Australia in front of the crowd at Perth Arena. The Aussie fans are so warm and supportive and the Hopman Cup always gives me a great start to the season, especially ahead of the Australian Open," HopmanCup.com quoted Williams, as saying.

"I haven't played with Frances in mixed doubles before, but have watched him from afar this year. He has a very bright future and I'm looking forward to being on-court with him, it will be a lot of fun," she added.

USA and Switzerland mixed doubles team event is slated to be held on January 1, 2019.


First published: 4 October 2018, 10:57 IST