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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2002, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Teams Announced (Lleyton, Serena in)

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Pretty vague article in that it doesnt list who is actually playing (Im sure we'll get something more solid soon) but its a start.

Hopman Cup lands two No.1's
Tuesday, 15 October, 2002

PERTH, Oct 15 AAP - The $1 million Hopman Cup tournament has landed a coup by attracting both world No.1 ranked tennis players for the first time in its history.

Men's No.1 Lleyton Hewitt will again bypass hometown Adelaide to represent Australia with Alicia Molik in the eight nation, mixed teams event from Dec 28-Jan 4.
And women's world No.1 Serena Williams will play for the United States along with James Blake.

Hewitt's decision to play the Cup for a second year means he will forego the AAPT Championships in Adelaide which is played in the same week.
The 21-year-old scored his breakthrough ATP Tour title victory at the Adelaide tournament as a 16-year-old schoolboy and continued to play it until last summer when he decided to change his schedule in a bid to be fresher going into the Australian Open.

However, his Hopman Cup debut last summer was marred by a bout of chicken pox which continued to affect him as he was beaten in the first round of the Australian Open. Other big names to sign for the Hopman Cup include Hewitt's girlfriend, world No.5 Kim Clijsters of Belgium and No.9 Daniela Hantuchova from the Slovak Republic.

Australia is seeded No.2 behind the Americans, the other countries competing are the Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovak Republic, defending champions Spain, Italy and with the last team in the tournament to be decided between the winner of Paraguay and Uzbekistan.

Tournament director Paul McNamee said: "Serena Williams is raising the bar in women's tennis and it is a real milestone that in the 15th Hopman Cup Serena becomes the 15th No.1 to play. "I've watched James Blake progress through the last two years, he has developed into a formidable player with a fantastic forehand. "Serena and James are part of the new wave of players."

Very surprising qualifying nations, why Paraguay???... btw I would have liked to see Thailand come down.
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2002, 07:08 AM
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Wow interesting teams!
And some great names!
No doubt Uzbekistan is Iroda- Yeah!!!
disappointing no Argentina- paols wasa real hit last year!
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post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2002, 07:32 AM
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they always want new teams

but this year it is very weird

Paraquay vs. Uzbekistan

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OMG, Thailand team isn't participated.


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Uhm...I thought Nicole was going to play. How sad!

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Uzbekistan is Iroda Tulyaganova and Oleg Ogodorov
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go Iri/Oleg

i wish we wanted to take part but no takers

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I hope the czech republic is Daja and Jiri Novak and ofcourse that Belgium is Kim and Xavier Malisse. If it is this would be the best hopman eva, kim, daja, dani, lleyton and xavier I hope so

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i hope it is iroda, it will be the first time i've seen her play and i've wanted to see her for the past two years but she has never been shown on australian t.v.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
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OMG!! That means Rosanna Neffa-de los Rios will play the Hopman Cup?

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Good News on IRODA/Oleg

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Strong Teams

1. USA (Serena Williams & James Blake)
2. Australia (Lleyton Hewitt & Alicia Molik)
3. Czech Republic (Daja Bedanova & Jiri Novak)
4. Belgium (Kim Clijsters & Xavier Malisse)
5. Slovakia (Daniela Hantuchova & Dominik Hrbaty)
6. Spain (Arantxa Sánchez Vicario & Tommy Robredo)
7. Italy (Silvia Farina-Elia & Davide Sanguinetti)
8. Winner of Paraguay (Delgado, Neffa de los Rios) VS. Uzbekistan (Oleg, Iroda)

Either Paraguay or Uzbekistan will play the Hopamn Cup for the 1st time

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Are they the seedings?

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Oh come on if Paraguay play then GBR should play!


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It's sad that Monica isn't playing next year, nevertheless to have the world no. 1 from both tours playing is great publicity for the tournament!
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