Tag: Hopman Cup
Hopman Cup founder and former tennis great Paul McNamee says is a sad day, but left the door open for the tournament to possibly continue in a different location.
American superstar Serena says she was unaware of speculation on the Hopman's fate but she is upset by the prospect of it vanishing.
Federer is the first player to win three Hopman Cups.
Garbine Muguruza overcame a thigh injury to beat Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.
Federer's 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4) win in his men's singles match gave the Swiss a 1-0 lead in their Group B encounter.
Serena prevailed in straight sets to make it three victories from as many outings.
The German top 10 duo made it two wins from as many group outings, beating France 2-1.
Defending champions Switzerland sealed a 2-1 victory over six-times winners United States that left them bottom of Group B.
Williams dropped the first set but recovered to beat Federer's Swiss team-mate Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Federer beat Tiafoe, 6-4, 6-1, to put Switzerland 1-0 up in their group tie against the United States in the Hopman Cup.
Williams had her left ankle worked on at the end of the first set but it didn't stop her dominating the second.
The original "Battle of the Sexes" saw Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in an exhibition singles match in 1973.
Federer says he has been in good touch in practice and is pleased to see that form carry through to his first official outing of the new season.
The Germans have made a clean sweep with a straight sets win.
Federer has won the last two Australian Open titles - the first Grand Slam of the year - after taking part in the mixed-doubles tournament, which starts in the Australian city of Perth on Dec 29.
Daria Gavrilova soundly defeated Eugenie Bouchard, while Thanasi Kokkinakis had to be taken to a deciding set before beating Vasek Pospisil.