Tennis Legends Roger Federer, Serena Williams Square Off For First Time
By CBS News // January 1, 2019
Federer/Bencic defeat Williams/Tiafoe 4-2, 4-3 (3)
ABOVE VIDEO: Federer / Bencic vs Tiafoe / Williams – Full Match Highlights
(CBS NEWS) – Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.
“I was nervous returning. People talk about her serve so much and I see why it is such a wonderful serve because you just can’t read it,” Federer said.
Federer and playing partner Belinda Bencic overcame Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the Fast4 format in front of a 14,000 capacity crowd.
After the match, Federer tweeted a photo of himself with Williams: “Oh what a night.”
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ABOVE VIDEO: Serena Williams and Roger Federer on-court interview.
Oh what a night 🎾🔥 pic.twitter.com/Fj9arBT6Ni
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 1, 2019
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