Hopman Cup

  • 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    Perth: Spain's Tommy Robredo has an arm injury and has withdrawn from the Hopman mixed teams tournament which begins Saturday.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 194th-ranked Daniel Munoz-De La Nava. Poland's Jerzy Janowicz withdrew with a foot...
  • Poland's Janowicz withdraws from Hopman Cup December 18, 2013

    Perth: Wimbledon semi-finalist 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 warm-up 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 20-year-old 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 14-year 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 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will represent France at the mixed-teams Hopman Cup tennis event in January as part of the lead-up 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 3-0 deficit in the second set to complete a 6-3, 7-5 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday, giving Serbia a 1-0 lead over Spain in the Hopman Cup final at Perth Arena. Ana Ivanovic can clinch Serbia's first title in the 25-year 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 6-2, 6-0, while Ivanovic lost only 15 points in defeating Tatjana Malek 6-0, 6-1. 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 6-3 7-5 at the Hopman Cup team event on Thursday. Tomic accounted for Seppi in 71 minutes before 16-year-old Ashleigh Barty toppled former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-0 6-3 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 eight-country 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 2-1 at the Hopman Cup on Wednesday. Francesca Schiavone staged a fightback to defeat Tatjana Malek 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and level the tie for Italy after Tommy Haas resisted a solid challenge and defeated Andreas Seppi 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7). Italy then...
  • US beat France 2-1 at Hopman Cup to stay unbeaten January 2, 2013

    Perth: The United States rallied past France 2-1 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 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overwhelmed Isner 6-3, 6-2. Williams then tied it after trailing by a set...
  • Tsonga gives France early lead at Hopman Cup January 1, 2013

    Perth: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has handed John Isner his second straight singles defeat at the Hopman Cup, beating the American 6-3, 6-2 to give France a 1-0 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 6-3 6-4 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 pre-match fatigue as he defeated Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to help Serbia beat Italy 2-1 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 2-1 at Hopman Cup December 30, 2012

    Perth: The United States claimed a 2-1 victory over South Africa at the Hopman Cup mixed team competition on Sunday. Venus Williams rallied to defeat Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, before Kevin Anderson levelled the tie for South Africa with a 7-6 (0), 7-6 (5) win over John Isner. The...
  • Australia, Spain open Hopman Cup with wins December 30, 2012

    Perth: Australia beat Germany 3-0 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 1-0 lead with by beating Tommy Haas 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-5, but Petkovic looked likely...
  • Djokovic, Venus Williams at Hopman Cup December 28, 2012

    Perth: Top-ranked men's player Novak Djokovic and seven-time 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 straight-set 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 7-5, 6-1 while Berdych was perfect in a...
  • Czechs beat Denmark to reach Hopman Cup final January 6, 2012

    Perth: Second-ranked Petra Kvitova beat No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 and Tomas Berdych defeated Frederik Nielsen 6-1, 6-3 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 6-2, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco on his fifth match point Thursday to secure a 2-0 victory over Spain. Marion Bartoli gave the French a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three 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 3-0 win over the United States at the Hopman Cup. Kvitova opened with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Berdych beat Mardy Fish 6-3,...
  • France beat Australia 3-0 at Hopman Cup January 3, 2012

    Perth: Marion Bartoli left her opponent in tears on Tuesday after a 6-0, 6-0 rout in the Hopman Cup put France on the way to victory over Australia. Bartoli needed only 50 minutes to beat Jarmila Gajdosova, finishing off the match with her 12th ace. "I'm sorry I beat her that...
  • US lose to Denmark at Hopman Cup, Czechs win January 3, 2012

    Perth: The United States lost to Denmark 2-1 at the Hopman Cup on Monday, with late-arriving Caroline Wozniacki and Frederik Nielsen beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Mardy Fish 7-5, 6-3 in the deciding mixed doubles match. Fish gave the US an opening victory in this Australian Open tune-up, defeating Nielsen 4-6, 7-6...
  • Spain beat Australia at Hopman Cup January 1, 2012

    Perth: Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina Garrigues beat Lleyton Hewitt and Jarmila Gajdosova in a mixed doubles third set tiebreaker to give Spain a 2-1 victory over Australia in their Hopman Cup encounter on Sunday at the Burswood Dome. According to Hopman Cup rules, the mixed doubles is decided by a...
  • France edge China in Hopman Cup opener December 31, 2011

    Perth: Marion Bartoli and Richard Gasquet beat Li Na and Wu Di 6-1, 6-1 in mixed doubles on Saturday to give France a 2-1 victory over China in the opening match at the eight-country Hopman Cup. French Open champion Li had beaten Bartoli 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the first singles match...
  • US to face Belgium in Hopman Cup final January 7, 2011

    Perth: Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Britain's Laura Robson 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to secure the win the United States needed to reach Saturday's Hopman Cup final. The US team of Mattek-Sands and John Isner will meet Belgium, which advanced after Serbia had to withdraw from the tournament because of an injury to...
  • Hewitt, Molik give Aus win in Hopman Cup January 6, 2011

    Perth: Lleyton Hewitt produced his best performance of the Hopman Cup on Thursday, beating Andrey Golubev 6-3, 6-3 to help Australia beat Kazakhstan in the mixed team competition. Hewitt won his first singles match of the team tournament against Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium but lost the second to Novak Djokovic. On...
  • Hopman Cup: Djokovic wins as Serbia beat Aus January 5, 2011

    Perth: Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic maintained the buoyant mood in Serbian tennis when they overpowered Australia 3-0 to move closer to a place in the final of the Hopman Cup mixed team event on Tuesday. Playing what he described as some of his best tennis "for a year and half"...