Modern-day ‘Battle of the Sexes’: Federer vs Serena Williams
Most likely essentially the most anticipated match involving a person and lady because the Battle of the Sexes within the 1970s. The 37-year-olds have gained 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, arguably the 2 biggest gamers in historical past will play one another for the primary time on Tuesday to attract worldwide curiosity, and the gamers themselves are equally excited.
Switzerland will tackle the US within the Hopman Cup combined doubles the place Roger Federer and Serena Williams will face off for the primary time.
“It is extremely thrilling for each of us and I hope loads of tennis followers tune in and watch it,” stated Federer after opening his Hopman Cup marketing campaign with a simple singles win on Sunday. Federer crushed world No.91 Cameron Norrie 6-1 6-1 in 57 minutes.
The 37-year outdated will face off towards rising star Frances Tiafoe towards the US, earlier than enjoying Williams within the combined doubles. In the meantime, Williams will tackle Belinda Bencic.
Talking about Williams, the 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer stated;
“I love every thing she’s achieved on and off the court docket, we’re each fierce opponents and we all the time wish to win.”
“It’s going to be one time, most likely by no means once more. She is without doubt one of the largest champions in our sport ever, women and men mixed, so it’s nice to be enjoying towards her.”
Regardless of their lengthy concurrent careers and having attended a number of Wimbledon champion dinners collectively, Federer stated they barely know one another.
Williams stated it was “like a dream come true”. She added: “I’ve been wanting ahead to it. That is so cool.”