Roger Federer and Serena Williams, arguably two of tennis’ biggest names are set to play each other for the first time in their careers.
They will play a mixed doubles match in the Hopman Cup competition in Perth today. Federer and Williams have won a combined total of 43 Grands Slam titles.
On the match-up, Federer said: “It is very exciting for both of us and I hope a lot of tennis fans tune in and watch it. I admire everything she’s done on and off the court, we are both fierce competitors and we always want to win.”
Williams said it was “a dream come true” and added: “I have been looking forward to it. This is so cool.
The match has been labelled by many as one of the most exciting and anticipated matches involving a male and female player since Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the sexes” in 1973.