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Serena Williams and Roger Federer to Face Off for First Time Ever

Dec 31, 2018 - The New York Times

PERTH, Australia — Serena Williams and Roger Federer have athletic lives of almost parallel excellence, which will finally intersect on a tennis court Tuesday.

The 37-year-olds are the only people to have won 20 or more Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era besides Steffi Graf, who has won 22. Williams’ 23 and Federer’s 20 are the most of Grand Slam singles titles of any woman and man, respectively, in the Open Era. They have won Grand Slam titles on the same court on the same we...