Tennis Perth Roger Federer cruises to win at Hopman Cup

Hopman Cup 2019-19 Serena Williams Claims Lone US Win Against Greece

Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures to the spectators before hitting signed tennis balls into the stands during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on December 30, 2018 in Perth, Australia.

Williams, meanwhile has already said she's hell-bent on getting a selfie with Federer to share to her 10.3 million Instagram fans.

Federer faced three break points in his first service game, but was near flawless from that point on as he wrapped up the contest in 57 minutes at RAC Arena on Sunday night.

The tennis superstars will play each other for the first time when Switzerland take on the USA in the Hopman Cup mixed doubles on Tuesday.

"This was a great start but obviously a long way to go here and in Melbourne [for the Australian Open]", Federer said.

Federer and Bencic will next take on Williams and Frances Tiafoe to kick-start the New Year with arguably the most anticipated match in the tournament's three-decade history.

The United States will battle Switzerland in a showpiece fixture on Tuesday, which pits Williams against fellow tennis legend Roger Federer in the mixed doubles. The 37-year-olds have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them.

"I don't know her that well".

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A shock singles win for the unheralded Cameron Norrie over star Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas inspired Britain to victory in the opening tie of the mixed-team Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday (Dec 29).

Desperate to match Margaret's grand slam record of 24 singles crowns, Williams is on a mission - as evidenced by occasional bursts of emotion against world No 41 Sakkari.

"It's very exciting for both of us", Federer told the Australian Associated Press.

"I had to fight even harder, one of us had to fight a bit more".

"This time it's against Serena, who is one of the biggest champions ever in our sport - men and women combined".

Ashleigh Barty gave Australia a 1-0 lead against France with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Alize Cornet before Matt Ebden clinched it for the home side with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Lucas Pouille.

Tsitsipas repelled them all with winners and the match was in his hands after a great backhand cross court victor at 5-3 that pushed Greece in front before the women's singles match.

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