Tuesday , May 18 2021

After mixed pairs, Serena and Federer finish 3-0 in a single match

INDICATORS: Serena Williams d. Katie Boulter at Hopman Cup

In the ideal preparation for the first Grand Slam of the year, Serena Williams won Thursday's Katie Boulter to finish 3-0 in the individual Hopman Cup.

Williams, who has already been victorious over Greece's Sakari and Switzerland's Belindom Benčić in his first two matches at an individual show in Perth, came out vigorously against Boulter, staring in love in the second game of the match and finally escaping the 24-match set minute, 6-1.

The 23-year Grand Slam champion in the single race faced resistance. Boulter had fallen 2: 0 early in the second set, and after breaking the blow, he pushed the second tie in tiebreak. But Williams went through that tycoon to win the 54-minute second set and match, 6-1, 7-6 (2).

In an interview with William, a question was asked about the glittering midday sun with which the players had to fight.

"It was actually perfect, because it's just like in Melbourne," Serena said, looking forward to the Australian Open. "It was exactly the same sun, and that gives me so much trouble. The problem is that after serving you are blind to the next two balls. Just blow it blindly. But I think we both worked well.

However, Serena and her US counterpart, Frances Tiafoe, lost the match of mixed pairs against Boulter and Cameron Norrie, as well as due to the equalization. Americans can not qualify for the Hopman Cup final.

But the Serenina match in Perth is undoubtedly encouraging on the Australian Open next week. Even if he is most likely to remember for a single match.

"It was definitely good to play three matches here in a single, not to mention mixed," she added.

INDICATORS: Serena Williams d. Katie Boulter at Hopman Cup

The second star in the mixed doubles match, Roger Federer, also played at the Hopman Cup with a 3-0 single, and sent Switzerland to the final. Federer won in the final of a single round race against the growing Greek star of Stefanos Tsitsipas, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).

Tsitsapas had a chance in the first set, building a 4-1 lead in the Toggle, but Federer won six of the next seven points to take the lead of one set and eventually beat the clock in an hour and 33 minutes.

Greece had to beat Switzerland 3-0 and beat them in the final.

"It was always the goal, to come to the finals, and besides playing well," Federer said after the game. – This was an exciting match against Stefano today – I played against him the first time and I learned about his game. I was impressed with what I saw from Stefanos, so that was good. "

The Swiss are defending champions.

This week at the Tennis Channel Plus:

Hopman Cup (sub – sub 12.29 – 1.5)
• Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are the Hopman Cup title. Watch live broadcast on Tennis Channel Plus, starting from Saturday 12/29 at 21:00 ET.

ATP / WTA Brisbane (Sun – Sun 12.30 – 1.6)
• Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens open their season in 2019 in Brisbane. Live streaming with three terrains starts at Tennis Channel Plus on Sunday 12/30 at 20:00 ET.

WTA Auckland (Sun – Sun 12.30 – 1.6)
• Grab the action of ASB Classics, including Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. Live streaming starts at Tennis Plus Plus on Sunday 12/30 at 20:00 ET.

WTA Shenzhen (sub – sub 12.29 – 1.5)
• First, follow the last action of the Shenzhen Open's balloons with Maria Sharapo and Jelena Ostapenko, which starts on Saturday 12 and 29 at 23:00 ET.

ATP Pune (Mon – Sat 12.31 – 1.5)
• Watch Kevin Anderson, Marina Čilić and Hyeon Chung live from Puno starting Monday 12/31 at 6:30 PM ET.

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