Roger Federer got the best of Serena Williams in a mixed doubles match Tuesday at the Hopman Cup in Australia, as the two tennis greats rang in the New Year with a historic showdown.
It was their first time facing off against each other in their careers.
Afterwards, the pair that has won 43 grand slam singles titles between each other took a selfie together.
Both Federer and Williams are considered by many pundits in the tennis world to be the greatest to ever play in the sport in their respective divisions.
Federer, representing Switzerland and playing alongside Belinda Benic, won the opening short set format 4-2 before claiming the second set decider 4-3 (3) to claim the title in the exhibition-spirited matchup. Williams was paired with Frances Tiafoe.
Early on, both Federer and Williams couldn’t return each other’s serves. Some light trash talking and joking was on display between the two competitors.
Federer had beaten the 20-year-old Tiafoe in the men’s singles to give Switzerland a…