- Williams and Federer set for first on-court tennis meeting
- Switzerland face USA in round-robin match in Perth
- Federer beats Tiafoe and Williams faces Bencic in singles
Serena keeps the volume high but this time she is triumphant as she sees out her service game to go 5-4 up. There were a couple of double faults thrown in, though. She can claim the second set with a break in the next.
A wail of agony from Serena as she misses a service return. Whatever happens now, she does not look in the best of nick; plenty to work on ahead of Melbourne it would seem. Another howl of indignation marks Bencic making it 4-4.
Written by Gregg Bakowski (earlier) and John Brewin (now)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2019/jan/01/serena-williams-faces-roger-federer-in-hopman-cup-live-tennis-usa-switzerland-tiafoe-bencic under the title “Serena Williams to face Roger Federer for first time – Hopman Cup live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.