Serena Williams Hopman Cup confirmed- superstar to join Roger Federer for Perth summer tennis
Tennis superstars Senena Williams and Roger Federer are both appearing at the 2019 Hopman Cup, reports said.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer have committed to join in the Hopman Cup festival of tennis.
The mixed teams event at Perth Arena, known now as RAC Arena, will sure to be a blockbuster tournament.
The Hopman Cup event is rumoured to be in trouble, with rumours swirling this could be the last Hopman Cup.
Frances Tiafoe will be Serena Williams’ Hopman Cup partner for the US, while Belinda Bencic will again represent Switzerland with Federer to defend the title.
Williams and Federer are scheduled to play mixed doubles against each other, sure to be a fantastic spectacle that will likely sellout.
The eight-country tournament is scheduled from December 29 to January 5th.
From the Hopman Cup Perth team:
Twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion Williams will make her Australian tennis return for the first time since her famous Australian Open win in 2017, when eight-weeks pregnant with baby Olympia. Williams will represent the United States alongside dynamic rising star Frances Tiafoe.
Team USA face a New Year’s Day showdown against Team Switzerland, led by 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic in what promises to be one of the most exciting match ups of the new year.
Germany’s Angelique Kerber, the world No.3 and three-time Grand Slam champion, and world No.5 Alexander Zverev had a great time in Perth in 2018, and will return with hopes of improving on their finals finish this year.
World No.19 and the nation’s top ranked player Ashleigh Barty will team up with Perth’s own Matt Ebden to represent Australia.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza and former world No.3 David Ferrer will make their debut for Spain.
Greek rising stars and childhood friends, world No.15 Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari, will make the journey to Western Australia for the first time.
Perennial favourites France join the field with 2017 Davis Cup champion Lucas Pouille and Alize Cornet, who featured in the nation’s 2014 victory.
Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter round out the field for 2019.
Williams returns to Western Australia for the fifth time ahead of her 18th Australian Open campaign.
Full Hopman Cup Team
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