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    Roger Federer commits to play in Hopman Cup team event

    Oct 3, 2018
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    PERTH, Australia — Serena Williams and Roger Federer have committed to play the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in late December while former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev will represent Germany.

    Frances Tiafoe will be Williams' partner for the United States, while Belinda Bencic will again represent Switzerland with Federer to defend the title they won in January over Kerber and Zverev in the final.

    Williams and Federer are scheduled to play mixed doubles against each other when the U.S. meets Switzerland on Jan. 1.

    The eight-country tournament is scheduled from Dec. 29 to Jan. 5 on indoor hard courts at Perth Arena. It used by the players as a tune-up event for the Australian Open which begins Jan. 14 in Melbourne.

    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

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    Spain: David Ferrer and Garbine Muguruza

    Switzerland: Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic

    United States: Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams

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