Thursday, January 5, 2012

France advances to Hopman Cup final

The team of Marion Bartoli and Richard Gasquet, representing France, has advanced to the final of the 2012 Hopman Cup competition. In play against Spain, Bartoli defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues in straight sets, and Gasquet defeated Fernando Verdasco with the same 6-2, 6-4 scoreline. That was enough to take France into its second Hopman Cup final.

The Australian team beat China 2-1; China's only win in this session was Li Na's victory over Jarmila Gajdosova.

If the top-seeded Czech Republic defeats Denmark in the next session, then the Czechs will go straight to the final. But if Denmark wins, then both Denmark and Bulgaria will also be contenders to face France in the final. Bulgaria will play the USA in th next session.

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