Belgium at the Hopman Cup

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Belgium
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ITF ranking
First international
2000
World Group
Runners-up 1 (2011)
Player stats
Most total wins Kim Clijsters (13–10)
Most singles wins Kim Clijsters (7–5)
Most doubles wins Xavier Malisse (6–4)
Kim Clijsters (6–5)
Best doubles team Kim Clijsters & Xavier Malisse (5–2)
Most years played Kim Clijsters (4)
Xavier Malisse (4)

Belgium is a nation that has competed at six Hopman Cup tournaments and first competed in the 12th Hopman Cup in 2000. Belgium has been the runner-up on one occasion, in 2011, when they finished second in their group but after Serbia's withdrawal from the final due to an abdominal injury sustained by Ana Ivanovic, they were promoted to face USA in the final.[1]

Players[edit]

This is a list of players who have played for Belgium in the Hopman Cup.

Name Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L First year played No. of years played
Bemelmans, RubenRuben Bemelmans 3–5 1–3 2–2 2011 1
Clijsters, KimKim Clijsters 13–10 7–5 6–5 2001 4
Henin, JustineJustine Henin 6–2 4–0 2–2 2011 1
Malisse, XavierXavier Malisse 12–10 6–6 6–4 2000 4
Rochus, OlivierOlivier Rochus 2–6 1–3 1–3 2001 1
Van Roost, DominiqueDominique Van Roost 2–4 1–2 1–2 2000 1

Results[edit]

Year Competition Location Opponent Score Result
2000 Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  South Africa 0–3 Lost
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  United States 2–1 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Sweden 2–1 Lost
2001 Qualification Play-Off Burswood Dome, Perth  Japan 2–1 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Russia 2–1 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Slovakia 1–2 Lost
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  United States 0–3 Lost
2002 Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Italy 2–1 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  France 2–1 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  United States 1–2 Lost
2003 Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Spain 2–1 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Uzbekistan 3–0 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  United States 1–2 Lost
2004 1 Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Slovakia 3–0 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Australia 0–3 Lost
2011 2 Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Australia 1–2 Lost
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Kazakhstan 3–0 Won
Round Robin Burswood Dome, Perth  Serbia 2–1 Won
Final Burswood Dome, Perth  United States 1–2 Lost

1 Due to an ankle injury sustained by Kim Clijsters during her singles match, Belgium was forced to give Australia a walkover in the mixed doubles and were also unable to play their final tie of 2004.[2]
2 Belgium actually finished second in their group in 2011 but were promoted to the final after group leaders, Serbia, were unable to compete.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Serbia Out, Belgium into Final". www.hopmancup.com. 7 Jan 2011. Retrieved 16 Oct 2011. 
  2. ^ "Belgium forced out of Hyundai Hopman Cup". www.hopmancup.com. 7 Jan 2004. Retrieved 16 Oct 2011.