Frances Tiafoe recounts an amusing story about Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
Frances Tiafoe shared a hilarious story about one of his mixed doubles matches with Serena Williams. Tiafoe and Williams represented the United States in the 2019 Hopman Cup. Tiafoe and Williams played Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic in mixed doubles against Switzerland.
Federer was playing Williams when she made a remark that Tiafoe considered amusing at the moment. "I think she's incredibly humorous." On the court, you can see how strong and passionate she is. She's also quite amusing off the court.
Very informal. I recall playing Federer and Belinda in mixed in Perth "Tiafoe stated. Roger thrashed her twice. 'I don't know how this person can outplay me,' she added. 'Don't worry, we're not going to lose,' she added. Even if we lose, I have 23 [Grand Slams] and he has 20, so it's all OK (laughs).' Man, this is too much, I thought to myself. In general, this is the case.
It's just so amusing. That sentence has always stuck with me. It was rather amusing."
Federer and Bencic triumph over Tiafoe and Williams.
Federer and Bencic eventually overcame Tiafoe and Williams in two sets, 4-2 and 4-3. (3). Tiafoe and Williams lost 0-3 as a pair in the Hopman Cup this year.
Tiafoe and Williams only competed against each other once. Meanwhile, Williams concluded her career after losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open. Tiafoe has spoken at length about the influence Williams had on his tennis career.
"Serena means the world to me. She is a global figure, particularly in the black community. To be honest, I don't think I'd be doing what I'm doing without her "Tiafoe stated of Williams.