Saturday, January 7, 2012

Czech Republic wins Hopman Cup

The top-seeded Czech Republic won the 2012 Hopman Cup on Saturday by defeating 2nd-seeded France in the final. Petra Kvitova defeated Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-1, and Tomas Berdych prevailed 7-6, 6-4 over Richard Gasquet. This is the second time that the Czech Republic has won the Hopman Cup. In 1994, Jana Novotna and Petr Korda defeated Germany to win the title.

Kvitova, despite having some struggles with asthma, won all of her Hopman Cup matches, defeating defending champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the USA, Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, world number 1 Cartoline Wozniacki of Denmark, and Bartoli.


Anonymous said...

Kvitova rules. She won despite her illness. She reminds me of Sampras, who could turn it on when he had to. She has a better backhand than Pete. Pete had a better serve. The rest is even. She is one for the history books.

Diane said...

If she wins Sydney, she'll get the number 1 spot. Only a matter of time, anyway.

Nice way to start the season!