Originally Posted by mboyle
The Hopman Cup is not an exhibition. It actually counts as a tournament. However, to put Alicia's chances of winning Oz above Venus' is (still) preposterous.
No, the Hopman Cup is still an exhibition tournament. It's a round-robin team competition with players from different countries competing against each other. It's used as a warmup for the Aussie - Serena played in it in '03 and it didn't count as any matches on her record. It doesn't count as a real tournament, and Venus will go into the Aussie with an 0-0 record.
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