The former Tennis world number one Serena Williams has been at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, a successful Comeback, although the American Team lost their opening match. In the case of the 1:2 defeat against Greece, the record Grand Slam winner, won her first Match since the US Open in late August against Maria Sakkari 7:6 (7:3), 6:2.
your Partner, the world ranking of 39. Frances Tiafoe lost to the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 3:6, 7:6 (6:3), 3:6. The ultimate Mixed lost, the 37-year-old Williams and her 17-years-younger Partner Tiafoe then 4:1, 1:4, 2:4. For Williams it was the first appearance Down Under since her Australian Open win at the beginning of 2017. At the time she was eight weeks pregnant with her in September 2017 born daughter Alexis Olympia.
the next opponents of the Americans in the unofficial Mixed world Cup in Australia defending champion Switzerland on Tuesday. The Team from Tennis Star Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic was started with a 3:0 victory against great Britain.
In a duel between America and Switzerland, both perhaps the best tennis professionals in the history, in the Mixed Double two players with a total of 43 Grand Slam titles at the same time on the Court (Williams 23, Federer 20). “This is very exciting for both of us. I admire everything what Serena did on and off the Court,” said Federer in Perth: “it is one of the greatest Champions our Sport has seen ever – women and men combined. It is great to play against you.“
The German Duo Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber had brought in the other group also made a clear victory against Spain. The next German opponent is on Wednesday France.