Not sure if anyone has made a post on the teams etc for the Hopman cup, I havn't seen one so will start one here, if someone already has I appologise
There seem to be some interesting match-ups (Lleyton vs Kimmy in Round Robin
) Serena vs Amelie.
(1) U.S.A - S.Williams/J.Blake
(4) Russia - A.Myskina/M.Safin
France - A.Mauresmo/F.Santoro
Czech Rep - B.Strykova/J.Novak
(2) Australia - A.Molik/L.Hewitt (yay!!
(3) Belgium - K.Clijsters/X.Malisse
Slovak Rep - D.Hantuchova/K.Kucera
Canada - M.Drake/F.Dancevic
Hungary - P.Mandula/A.Savolt
They are interesting draws (of course I hope the Aussies win
) I think this year the mixed doubles is going to be sooo crucial....France will always be dangerous in a mixed, as Santoro is such a great doubles player....as with Slovak Rep...Daniela has proven herself as a mixed player. I think Belgium will depend on how well Malisse plays, as he really doesn't know where he is on a mixed court.
What are your'e thoughts? My pic is U.S.A vs Australia again....but there is always room for an upset or 2
Sam, Jarka, Casey, Serena
, then the guys with nice asses on the ATP, followed by other Aussies, bit of a gap...then Venus.....bit of a bum scratch...then will watch Lisiki or Radwanksa...gap...everyone else (or sleep) ******Pending membership for the Ash Barty Return Band Wagon*****