Germany to play Swiss in Hopman Cup final

Greek tennis stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari celebrate their victory over Switzerland in the doubles

Greek tennis stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari celebrate their victory over Switzerland in the doubles

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and ATP Finals victor Alexander Zverev took Germany into the Hopman Cup final with victory over hosts Australia.

World No.2 Kerber got the job done 6-4 6-4 to give Germany the point and leave Australia's fate in Matt Ebden's hands in the men's singles against Alexander Zverev.

"Swiss Maestro" Roger Federer is looking to become the most successful player in Hopman Cup history if he and Belinda Bencic can successfully defend their title against Germany on Saturday night.

Switzerland claimed their country's third Hopman Cup previous year, with Federer, who first won the title in 2001 with Martina Hingis, and Kerber winning their respective singles and the Swiss taking the deciding mixed doubles.

Zverev did not play at all badly and produced a number of sensational winners, but was simply unable to haul himself back into the contest.

"And that's why me and Angie decided after last year's final that we are definitely going to come back here to Perth".

Bianca Andreescu beats Venus Williams at ASB Classic
"It´s the biggest part I´ve learned in the last two or three years when I got up the rankings", Goerges said. After going up 5-0 in the third and final set, Andreescu let Williams back in the match.

"We've split our matches in the past, so there hasn't been much in any of our matches before".

"Hopefully I can give Roger a better match than past year". I played well and served good.

Earlier, Spanish star Garbine Muguruza collected her first singles win over the new season, but also picked up a thigh injury that forced her out of the mixed doubles as Spain beat France 2-1.

"It was a hard one", Barty said post-match. It's usually who can execute a little bit better on the day.

Barty had four chances to break back in the fourth game of the second set, but Kerber battled valiantly to hold serve. "Ash is always a tricky opponent", she said.

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