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The unique mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth has been axed after 31 years and replaced by the ATP World Team Cup.
Roger Federer has become the most successful player in Hopman Cup history after leading Switzerland to victory over Germany in Perth.
David Ferrer has led Spain to a consolation victory over France in the Hopman Cup in what was 36-year-old's last pro tennis event in Australia
Roger Federer ensured Switzerland would have the chance to defend their Hopman Cup title with victory over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at the tournament in Perth.
Germany and Australia will face off for a place in what is expected to be the last Hopman Cup final after they both remained unbeaten in the mixed teams tournament in Perth.
Roger Federer took the honours in the much-anticipated mixed doubles clash with Serena Williams in what the latter described as the "match of her career" at the Hopman Cup.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams will face off across the net for the first time when United States go up against defending champions Switzerland.
Star duo Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev helped Germany cruise to a 3-0 win over Spain at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth.
Serena Williams is set to face Roger Federer in her first event of the 2019 season when the USA play Switzerland in the mixed doubles at the Hopman Cup.
Roger Federer will kick off his 2019 season at the Hopman Cup in Perth, a tournament he won last year before clinching his 20th Grand Slam at the Australian Open.
The likely demise of the Hopman Cup after three decades has been greeted with sadness by players at this year's edition.
Germany's Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev have earned the chance to avenge their defeat in last year's Hopman Cup final against Switzerland.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza collected her first singles win of the new season, but also picked up an injury concern at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth.
Serena Williams stepped up her Australian Open preparations with a straight-sets victory over Britain's Katie Boulter to complete an unbeaten Hopman Cup campaign.
Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber have steered Germany closer to a second successive Hopman Cup final.
Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to win her opening match of the new season in Perth, two weeks out from 2019's first Grand Slam.
Roger Federer started preparation for his Australian Open title defence in style with a victory over Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup.
A shock singles win for the unheralded Cameron Norrie over Stefanos Tsitsipas inspired Britain to victory in the opening tie of the mixed teams Hopman Cup.
Two-time grand slam champion Garbine Muguruza will team with veteran David Ferrer in a strong Spanish pairing at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament.
Roger Federer has paid tribute to the influence of countrywoman and former Hopman Cup team-mate Martina Hingis.
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