HOPMAN CUP

  • Serena Williams loses 2 of 4 singles matches at Hopman Cup January 11, 2015

    Perth: While her older sister Venus was winning the WTA event in Auckland, New Zealand, Serena Williams was losing two of four singles matches at the Hopman Cup - and then her cool in the final. Serena's week started with ordering a coffee court-side after being shut out 6-0 in her...
  • Radwanska downs Serena, powers Poland to Hopman Cup title January 10, 2015

    Agnieszka Radwanska showed why she should be considered among the favourites for the Australian Open later this month by beating world number one Serena Williams and helping Poland to its first Hopman Cup title in Perth on Saturday. World number five Radwanska claimed a 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1 win to put her...
  • Emotional Alize Cornet wins for Charlie Hebdo victims January 9, 2015

    An emotional Alize Cornet rallied to beat world number five Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 2-6 7-5 at the Hopman Cup on Friday, the Frenchwoman spurred by her determination to win for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. Wednesday's killing of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical...
  • Sluggish Serena downs Safarova in Hopman Cup thriller January 8, 2015

    The promised "two thousand times better" improvement did not materialise as a sluggish Serena Williams eked out a narrow 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (6) win over Lucie Safarova at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Thursday. Williams belted 41 winners, eight more than Safarova, but also committed 46 unforced errors in...
  • Radwanska, Murray continue winning run in Perth January 7, 2015

    Agnieszka Radwanska and Andy Murray picked up morale-boosting victories in the Hopman Cup on Wednesday to keep their Australian Open preparations on track. World number five Radwanska took just 65 minutes in scorching conditions in Perth to defeat Britain's Heather Watson 6-3 6-1 and continue her winning run in the mixed-team...
  • Hopman Cup: Murray sizzles in scorching Perth January 5, 2015

    Andy Murray continued his strong build-up in his quest for a maiden Australian Open title with a comfortable victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire in the Hopman Cup mixed-team event in Perth on Monday. Fresh from his first title of 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the Scot, representing Britain at the event alongside...
  • Czech Republic beat Canada in Hopman Cup opener January 5, 2015

    Lucie Safarova had two wins - one in the women's singles, another in the mixed doubles - to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 victory over Canada on the opening day of the Hopman Cup on Sunday. Safarova defeated Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard 6-0, 6-4 to give the Czechs an early...
  • Isner, Stephens give US win at Hopman Cup December 30, 2013

    Brisbane: Sloane Stephens and John Isner won their matches to give the United States a winning start at the Hopman Cup on Monday and virtually end Spain's chances in the international mixed team competition. Stephens, who beat Serena Williams en route to the 2013 Australian Open semifinals, won nine of the...
  • Tommy Robredo out of Hopman Cup with arm injury December 27, 2013

    Perth: Spain's Tommy Robredo has an arm injury and has withdrawn from the Hopman mixed teams tournament which begins Saturday. Tournament officials did not give any additional details Friday on the injury, saying No. 18 Robredo would be replaced by 194thranked Daniel MunozDe La Nava. Poland's Jerzy Janowicz withdrew with a foot...
  • Poland's Janowicz withdraws from Hopman Cup December 18, 2013

    Perth: Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz has pulled out of the Poland team for this month's Hopman Cup with a foot injury. Janowicz was to team with women's No.5 Agnieszka Radwanska at the annual international mixed team tournament in Perth, Australia, which serves as a warmup for January's Australian Open. He will...
  • Sloane Stephens to join John Isner on US Hopman Cup team October 8, 2013

    Perth: Sloane Stephens will join former champion John Isner on the US team for the 2014 Hopman Cup, the annual international mixed team tennis tournament. The 20yearold Stephens, who upset Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals to start 2013, has improved 26 places in the rankings to No. 12 this...
  • Stosur, Tomic to team at Hopman Cup August 20, 2013

    Perth: Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur will team with Bernard Tomic as hosts Australia attempt to break a 14year title drought at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament. Stosur will play the event for the first time since 2010, while Tomic returns after beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic...
  • Bartoli, Tsonga confirmed for Hopman Cup July 17, 2013

    Sydney: Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and world No. 8 JoWilfried Tsonga will represent France at the mixedteams Hopman Cup tennis event in January as part of the leadup to the Australian Open. The pair are the first team to be announced for the event at Perth Arena from December 28 to...
  • Djokovic gives Serbia Hopman lead with Verdasco win January 5, 2013

    Perth: Novak Djokovic recovered from a 30 deficit in the second set to complete a 63, 75 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday, giving Serbia a 10 lead over Spain in the Hopman Cup final at Perth Arena. Ana Ivanovic can clinch Serbia's first title in the 25year history of the...
  • Djokovic, Ivanovic win; Serbia in Hopman Cup final January 4, 2013

    Perth: Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic led Serbia into the Hopman Cup final, winning their singles matches on Friday over Germany. Djokovic beat Tommy Haas 62, 60, while Ivanovic lost only 15 points in defeating Tatjana Malek 60, 61. The Serbs will face Spain in Saturday's final. "It's been a great...
  • Tomic win helps Australia sink Italy at Hopman Cup January 3, 2013

    Perth: Australia's Bernard Tomic backed up his victory over world No.1 Novak Djokovic by dismantling Italian journeyman Andreas Seppi 63 75 at the Hopman Cup team event on Thursday. Tomic accounted for Seppi in 71 minutes before 16yearold Ashleigh Barty toppled former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 60 63 to...
  • John Isner leaves Hopman Cup with knee injury January 3, 2013

    John Isner withdrew from the Hopman Cup on Thursday with a right knee injury, ending the American team's chances of reaching the final of the eightcountry tournament and handing a championship berth to Spain. Isner, who still hopes to compete at the Australian Open beginning Jan. 14, played with strapping on...
  • Djokovic suffers shock loss to Tomic January 2, 2013

    Perth: World No.1 Novak Djokovic suffered a shock loss to Australian Bernard Tomic at the Hopman Cup team event on Wednesday, two weeks before the defence of his Australian Open title. Two days after Djokovic sustained a minor injury when a crowd barricade fell into his shin while he was signing...
  • Italy fight back to beat Germany in Hopman Cup January 2, 2013

    Perth: Italy came from behind to beat Germany 21 at the Hopman Cup on Wednesday. Francesca Schiavone staged a fightback to defeat Tatjana Malek 36, 63, 63 and level the tie for Italy after Tommy Haas resisted a solid challenge and defeated Andreas Seppi 76 (3), 76 (7). Italy then...
  • US beat France 21 at Hopman Cup to stay unbeaten January 2, 2013

    Perth: The United States rallied past France 21 Tuesday, with John Isner and Venus Williams capturing the decisive mixed doubles to win a second straight series at the Hopman Cup. France won the opening singles when JoWilfried Tsonga overwhelmed Isner 63, 62. Williams then tied it after trailing by a set...
  • Tsonga gives France early lead at Hopman Cup January 1, 2013

    Perth: JoWilfried Tsonga has handed John Isner his second straight singles defeat at the Hopman Cup, beating the American 63, 62 to give France a 10 lead in the only tie between teams Tuesday. Later Tuesday on hard court at the Perth Arena, Venus Williams faces Mathilde Johansson in an attempt...
  • Novak Djokovic in injury scare at Hopman Cup December 31, 2012

    Perth: Novak Djokovic suffered an injury scare at the Hopman Cup on Monday when the world No.1 hurt his leg as fans pushed towards him while he signed autographs. Djokovic had wrapped up a 63 64 victory over Italian Andreas Seppi when the incident happened. The Serb left his racquets and...
  • Djokovic, Ivanovic help Serbia top Italy at Hopman December 31, 2012

    Perth: Novak Djokovic shook off prematch fatigue as he defeated Andreas Seppi 63, 64 on Monday to help Serbia beat Italy 21 at the Hopman Cup on Monday, with the only scare coming after the match as he signed autographs courtside. Djokovic arrived in Perth less than 24 hours before...
  • US beat South Africa 21 at Hopman Cup December 30, 2012

    Perth: The United States claimed a 21 victory over South Africa at the Hopman Cup mixed team competition on Sunday. Venus Williams rallied to defeat Chanelle Scheepers 46, 62, 63, before Kevin Anderson levelled the tie for South Africa with a 76 (0), 76 (5) win over John Isner. The...
  • Australia, Spain open Hopman Cup with wins December 30, 2012

    Perth: Australia beat Germany 30 in the Hopman Cup mixed team competition on Saturday after Andrea Petkovic had to retire from her singles match with a right knee injury. Bernard Tomic had given Australia a 10 lead with by beating Tommy Haas 76 (6), 36, 75, but Petkovic looked likely...
  • Djokovic, Venus Williams at Hopman Cup December 28, 2012

    Perth: Topranked men's player Novak Djokovic and seventime Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will represent their countries at the Hopman Cup team tennis tournament, although they won't play each other unless Serbia and the United States advance to the final. Playing for the first time on blue hard courts at...
  • Czech Republic clinch Hopman Cup January 7, 2012

    Perth: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Tomas Berdych had straightset singles victories over France on Saturday to give the Czech Republic its second Hopman Cup title. Kvitova won the last three games of the first set and went on to beat Marion Bartoli 75, 61 while Berdych was perfect in a...
  • Czechs beat Denmark to reach Hopman Cup final January 6, 2012

    Perth: Secondranked Petra Kvitova beat No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 76 (4), 36, 64 and Tomas Berdych defeated Frederik Nielsen 61, 63 Friday as the Czech Republic advanced to face France in the Hopman Cup final. The Wimbledon champion held off Wozniacki before Berdych breezed past Nielsen to clinch the top spot...
  • France advance to Hopman Cup final January 5, 2012

    Perth: France qualified for the Hopman Cup final when Richard Gasquet finished off a 62, 64 win over Fernando Verdasco on his fifth match point Thursday to secure a 20 victory over Spain. Marion Bartoli gave the French a 10 lead in the bestofthree match when she beat Anabel Medina Garrigues...
  • Czech Republic beat US at Hopman Cup January 4, 2012

    Perth: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and teammate Tomas Berdych won their singles matches in straight sets on Wednesday to lead the Czech Republic to a 30 win over the United States at the Hopman Cup. Kvitova opened with a 62, 61 victory over Bethanie MattekSands and Berdych beat Mardy Fish 63,...