Tennis Today: Roger Federer to face Serena Williams in doubles match

Michael Graham

In Tennis Today, a star-studded Hopman Cup line-up has been announced.

What’s on the site
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What’s in the news

The Hopman Cup isn’t quite up there with the Laver Cup and Olympics for doubles super-teams, but it’s always a fun event that seems to attract some very good names.

The 2018 edition, which takes place at the end of December, looks to have delivered again.

Roger Federer will team up with Belinda Bencic for Switzerland, while Serena Williams partners Frances Tiafoe for the USA.

Germany have got themselves something of a dream-team too, with Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber joining forces.

The full line-up is:

Australia: Matt Ebden and Ashleigh Barty

France: Lucas Pouille and Alize Cornet

Germany: Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber

Britain: Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter

Greece: Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari

Spain: David Ferrer and Garbine Muguruza

Switzerland: Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic

United States: Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams

What’s on social media
Naomi Osaka posted a picture of herself taking a picture of herself.


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Quarters 👍

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China are very excited to see Roger Federer arrive.

Petra Kvitova did a little boasting…


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🙏💪👋❤️ @wtafinalssg

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And a VERY trusting Kyle Edmund held up a sign that could, let’s be honest, say anything.


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Not bad for my first attempt ✒️ #ChinaOpen

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ATP China Open

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