PERTH, Australia (AP) 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 Switzerlands 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.
I was nervous returning (Williams serve). People talk about her serve so much and I see why it is such a wonderful serve because you just cant read it, Federer said. It was great fun. You see how determined and focused she is, and I love that about her.
Federer and playing partner Belinda Bencic overcame Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the Fast4 format as Switzerland beat the U.S. 2-1 in front of a 14,000 capacity crowd.
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