Exactly. She does what she wants to do. Let's not pretend she's some poor little girl only trying to keep her friend happy. She played in 2010 and then dropped it in 2011 so she could play at a tournament where, then boyfriend, had the rare opportunity of being able to attend every match. Boyfriend is now gone so she is more than happy to go back to Hopman Cup which by her own admission she really enjoyed in 2010. She has had no problem dropping HC in years previous when she didn't want to play(07,08,09, '11) so if she's there this year it's because she wants to be, not just to keep Novak happy...
Why should Novak have to play with Bojana? She's a bit younger than him and I'm not sure they even know each other too well, never seen pics of them together at any event or players party. He already played with Jankovic in 2008, so he's hardly that inflexible.
I also think she is playing because she feels like it.. but I don't think anyone is saying Ana is playing HC to please Novak.
The sugestion of Bojana is probably because JJ, considering her ranking now, will probably be trying to gather points in a real tournament.
I would just like to say that she played in 2006 and 2011. You said she dropped it in 2011.. no, she dropped it in 2012, choosing to play Brisbane.
I think our resistence towards Hopman Cup is that, opposite to what it is to Novak, HC never meant good preparation for Ana. Both times she played, she ended up injured... got to AO unprepared and lost early. Also, unlike Novak, Ana needed that 1st week points to garantee a top 12 seed for AO.. and considering how it helped her to make a slam QF after 17 tries since RG 2008 at the USO.. that top 12 seed would mean increasing her chances of a good result at AO.. which I think anyone would agree is more important than HC. Ana might have enjoyed playing HC in 2011, but it was an awful choice for that year and for her career. So all things considered, choosing HC seems at least a very questionable decision regarding her career. But then again, that's Ana.. questionable decisions all around.
Now I know you are a Novak fan.. congrats on the Beijing title today! Try not being too sensitive about this, because most people here love Novak. Its not personal.. its just that playing HC hasn't been beneficial to Ana.