Li Na has defeated Marion Bartoli 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the first rubber of the Hopman Cup. Bartoli and partner Richard Gasquet easily won the doubles rubber against China, however. Gasquet also won his singles match, putting France 2-1 against China.
Australia will play Spain in session 2. The women's singles rubber will feature Jarmila Gajdosova and Anabel Medina Garrigues.
France is seeded 2nd and Spain is seeded 3rd.