Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hopman Cup begins in a week

Hopman Cup play begins on Sunday, January 4, and--barring the (always possible) withdrawal of more players--here's what the teams will look like:

Group A

Canada--Eugenie Bouchard/Vasek Pospisil
Czech Republic--Lucie Safarova/Adam Pavlasek
Italy--Flavia Pennetta/Fabio Fognini
USA--Serena Williams/John Isner

Group B

Australia--Casey Dellacqua/Nick Kyrgios
France--Alize Cornet/Benoit Paire
Great Britain--Heather Watson/Andy Murray
Poland--Agnieszka Radwanska/Jerzy Janowicz

Pavlasek is the replacement for Radek Stepanek (yes, one is tempted to say something, but I'm refraining), Isner is the replacement for Jack Sock, and Paire is the replacement for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The French team of Cornet and Tsonga won last year's Hopman Cup.

The event will be played in the Perth Arena, on an indoor Plexicushion court. Action will begin with competition between Canada and the Czech Republic.

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