2011 Hopman Cup

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Hopman Cup XXIII
Champions  United States[1]
Dates 1 January 2011[2] – 8 January 2011[2]
Location Perth, Western Australia
Australia
Surface Hard indoor
John Isner was part of the winning USA team along with Bethanie Mattek-Sands

The Hopman Cup XXIII (also known as the Hyundai Hopman Cup for sponsorship reasons)[2][3] corresponds to the 23rd edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on 1 January 2011 at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia.[4] The tournament was contested on hard courts.[4]

The tournament was attended by over seventy eight thousand people over the course of the week. This is the biggest attendance at the Hopman Cup where the tournament was held over eleven sessions. Up until the eighteenth edition there was a play-off giving twelve sessions of play.[5]

Eight teams competed for the title, with two round robin groups of four, from which the top team of each group progressed to the final. Spain were the 2010 champions[6] but were not invited to defend their title. In the final the United States of America team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and John Isner defeated Belgium's Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans 2–1. This was the USA's sixth Hopman Cup title.[1]

Tournament[edit]

The 2011 Hyundai Hopman Cup is an invitational tennis tournament and is also known as the Official Mixed Teams Championships of the ITF. The 2011 cup has prize money of A$1 million and follows the traditional round robin format, the leading teams after three round robin matches will qualify for the final. All matches are the best of three sets with the exception of the doubles where a match tie break, first to ten points, will be played if the match is tied at one set all. All ties will be played in this format; women's singles, men's singles and finally mixed doubles. In the event of a tie in the final group standings the following will be used to separate the nations;

  • The highest total of matches won
  • Best percentage of sets won and lost
  • Head to Head performances
  • Toss of a coin[7]

Seeds[edit]

The seeds for the 2011 Hopman Cup were decided by tournament director Paul McNamee, Rob Casey and Geoff Masters.[7]

United States were originally seeded second. But when Serena Williams was replaced with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the USA were demoted and not seeded with Italy now the number 4 seeds as Belgium and Great Britain move up a seed.[9]

Group A[edit]

Teams and Players[edit]

Group A was headed by the number one seeds Serbia. Serbia was reperesented by Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic. Djokovic is currently ranked by the Association of Tennis Professionals at number 3, and is the 2008 Australian Open champion. Djokovic comes into the tournament fresh from reaching his third grand slam final at the US Open and winning the Davis Cup as well as reaching a career high of world number two in 2010. Ivanovic is the 2008 French Open champion and former world number one as ranked by the Women's Tennis Association and 2008 Australian Open finalist. Ivanovic had a mixed 2010, she teamed up and then split with Heinz Günthardt before winning her first title in two years at Linz before picking up the Tournament of Champions in Bali she is currently the world number seventeen. The pair have played together in the Hopman Cup before in 2006, where they missed out on the final by losing two more sets when compared to America's record.

Standings[edit]

Djokovic won all three of his singles rubbers to help Serbia finish top of Group A.
Pos. Country W L Matches Sets
1  Serbia 2 1 7–2 15–6
2  Belgium 2 1 6–3 13–8
3  Australia 2 1 5–4 10–9
4  Kazakhstan 0 3 0–9 2–17

[10][11]

Australia vs. Belgium[edit]


Australia
2
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
1 January 2011
hard (indoors)[14]

Belgium
1
1 2 3
1 Australia
Belgium
Alicia Molik
Justine Henin
4
6
4
6
   [15]
2 Australia
Belgium
Lleyton Hewitt
Ruben Bemelmans
6
4
6
3
   [15]
3 Australia
Belgium
Alicia Molik / Lleyton Hewitt
Justine Henin / Ruben Bemelmans
1
6
6
3
[10]
[8]
 [15]

Serbia vs. Kazakhstan[edit]


Serbia
3
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
2 January 2011
hard (indoors)[16]

Kazakhstan
0
1 2 3
1 Serbia
Kazakhstan
Ana Ivanovic
Yaroslava Shvedova
78
66
6
1
   [17]
2 Serbia
Kazakhstan
Novak Djokovic
Andrey Golubev
4
6
6
3
6
1
 [17]
3 Serbia
Kazakhstan
Ana Ivanovic / Novak Djokovic
Yaroslava Shvedova / Andrey Golubev
77
62
6
4
   [17]

Belgium vs. Kazakhstan[edit]


Belgium
3
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
4 January 2011
hard (indoors)[18]

Kazakhstan
0
1 2 3
1 Belgium
Kazakhstan
Justine Henin
Sesil Karatantcheva
6
4
6
3
   [19]
2 Belgium
Kazakhstan
Ruben Bemelmans
Andrey Golubev
6
4
6
4
   [19]
3 Belgium
Kazakhstan
Justine Henin / Ruben Bemelmans
Sesil Karatantcheva / Andrey Golubev
4
6
6
2
[10]
[8]
 [19]

Serbia vs. Australia[edit]


Serbia
3
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
4 January 2011
hard (indoors)[20]

Australia
0
1 2 3
1 Serbia
Australia
Ana Ivanovic
Alicia Molik
6
4
6
0
   [21]
2 Serbia
Australia
Novak Djokovic
Lleyton Hewitt
6
2
6
4
   [21]
3 Serbia
Australia
Ana Ivanovic / Novak Djokovic
Alicia Molik / Lleyton Hewitt
65
77
7
5
[10]
[6]
 [21]

Australia vs. Kazakhstan[edit]


Australia
3
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
6 January 2011
hard (indoors)

Kazakhstan
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
Kazakhstan
Lleyton Hewitt
Andrey Golubev
6
3
6
3
   [22]
2 Australia
Kazakhstan
Alicia Molik
Sesil Karatantcheva
6
3
6
2
   [22]
3 Australia
Kazakhstan
Alicia Molik / Lleyton Hewitt
Sesil Karatantcheva / Andrey Golubev
87
71
     [22]

Serbia vs. Belgium[edit]


Serbia
1
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
6 January 2011
hard (indoors)[23]

Belgium
2
1 2 3
1 Serbia
Belgium
Ana Ivanovic
Justine Henin
4
6
3
6
   [24]
2 Serbia
Belgium
Novak Djokovic
Ruben Bemelmans
6
3
6
2
   [24]
3 Serbia
Belgium
Ana Ivanovic / Novak Djokovic
Justine Henin / Ruben Bemelmans
6
3
4
6
[4]
[10]
 [24]

[25]

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets
1  United States 3 0 7–2 13–5
2  France 2 1 5–4 12–9
3  Italy 1 2 3–6 7–14
4  Great Britain 0 3 3–6 6–8

[10][11]

Great Britain vs. Italy[edit]


Great Britain
1
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
3 January 2011
hard (indoors)[27]

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
Italy
Laura Robson
Francesca Schiavone
5
7
3
6
   [28]
2 United Kingdom
Italy
Andy Murray
Potito Starace
7
5
6
1
   [28]
3 United Kingdom
Italy
Laura Robson / Andy Murray
Francesca Schiavone / Potito Starace
77
61
66
78
[2]
[10]
 [28]

USA vs. France[edit]


United States
3
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
3 January 2011
hard (indoors)[29]

France
0
1 2 3
1 United States
France
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Kristina Mladenovic
3
6
6
3
6
1
 [30]
2 United States
France
John Isner
Nicolas Mahut
6
3
77
65
   [30]
3 United States
France
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / John Isner
Kristina Mladenovic / Nicolas Mahut
2
6
6
3
[10]
[8]
 [30]

USA vs. Italy[edit]


United States
2
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
5 January 2011
hard (indoors)[31]

Italy
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Italy
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Francesca Schiavone
6
4
6
4
   [32]
2 United States
Italy
John Isner
Potito Starace
77
65
4
6
6
4
 [32]
3 United States
Italy
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / John Isner
Francesca Schiavone / Potito Starace
77
65
2
6
[3]
[10]
 [32]

Great Britain vs. France[edit]


Great Britain
1
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
5 January 2011
hard (indoors)[33]

France
2
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
France
Laura Robson
Kristina Mladenovic
4
6
6
3
0
6
 [34]
2 United Kingdom
France
Andy Murray
Nicolas Mahut
77
63
77
64
   [34]
3 United Kingdom
France
Laura Robson / Andy Murray
Kristina Mladenovic / Nicolas Mahut
4
6
2
6
   [34]

Italy vs. France[edit]


Italy
0
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
7 January 2011
hard (indoors)[35][36]

France
3
1 2 3
1 Italy
France
Francesca Schiavone
Kristina Mladenovic
4
4
    retired
 [35][37]
2 Italy
France
Potito Starace
Nicolas Mahut
3
6
62
77
   [37]
3 Italy
France
Francesca Schiavone / Potito Starace
Kristina Mladenovic / Nicolas Mahut
       
w/o[36][37]

USA vs. Great Britain[edit]


United States
2
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
7 January 2011
hard (indoors)[38]

Great Britain
1
1 2 3
1 United States
United Kingdom
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Laura Robson
6
4
6
2
   [39]
2 United States
United Kingdom
John Isner
Andy Murray
4
6
2
6
   [39]
3 United States
United Kingdom
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / John Isner
Laura Robson / Andy Murray
      w/o
 [38][39]

[25]

Final[edit]

Ivanovic was part of the Serbian team that reached the final, but then withdrew because of her injury.

Serbia qualified for the final after winning their opening two matches, 3–0.[40] They needed just one rubber against Belgium to qualify.[40] After Henin beat Ana Ivanovic,[41] Novak Djokovic booked Serbia's second trip to the Hopman Cup final defeating Bemelmans in straight sets.[42] However, due to Ivanovic having an abdominal strain injury, Belgium replaced Serbia in the final, sneaking in above Australia because of their 2–1 win in the last rubber of the group.[43] The United States of America qualified, after Bethanie Mattek-Sands won her singles match giving the USA the one rubber they needed to win the group;[44] coupled with Francesca Schiavone's retirement from the opening rubber of the other tie; which ended Italy's chances of qualifying for the final. This meant that the USA needed to win one rubber to eliminate France.[35]

Belgium vs USA[edit]


Belgium
1
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
8 January 2011
hard (indoors)[45]

United States
2
1 2 3
1 Belgium
United States
Justine Henin
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
78
66
6
3
   [46]
2 Belgium
United States
Ruben Bemelmans
John Isner
3
6
4
6
   [46]
3 Belgium
United States
Justine Henin / Ruben Bemelmans
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / John Isner
1
6
3
6
   [46]
2011 Hopman Cup Champions
United States
United States
Sixth[1] title

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