NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
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.