Roger Federer beats Serena Williams in Hopman Cup exhibition match

Roger Federer and Serena Williams, two of the greatest tennis players of all time, found the perfect way to welcome in the new year. They both did something they’d never done before: play each other.

Williams and Federer, both 37, faced off in a mixed-doubles exhibition match at the Hopman Cup on Tuesday. Federer and his partner Belinda Bencic came out on top, beating Williams and Frances Tiafoe 4-2 4-3 (5-3).

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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Serena Williams of the United states during their mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, 1, Jan. 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
Serena Williams of the US (L) hits a return against Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) during their mixed doubles match on day four of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 1, 2019. (Photo by Greg Wood / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) smile at eachother after taking a selfie following their mixed doubles match on day four of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 1, 2019. (Photo by Greg Wood / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) walk off the court together following their mixed doubles match on day four of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 1, 2019. (Photo by TONY ASHBY / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read TONY ASHBY/AFP/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot to Serena Williams of the United States in the mixed doubles match during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 01, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrate winning the mixed doubles match against Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe of the United States during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 01, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Los suizos Roger Federer y Belinda Bencic, abajo, enfrentan a los estadounidenses Frances Tiafoe y Serena Williams en la Copa Hopman en Perth, Australia, el martes 1 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Trevor Collens)
Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, facing, wait at the net after winning their mixed doubles match against Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams of the United States at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
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It was an exhibition match and while the two didn’t take it lightly, it’s clear they had a ton of fun while representing their countries. When it was over, the Williams and Federer stood at the end of the net and took an adorable selfie together.

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