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2007 News!

Venus Williams will be coming to Perth!

Hope to have some more news after wimbledon.

Good luck to the West Aussies in 2013!:
Casey Dellacqua Jessica Moore Bojana Bobusic Storm Sanders
as well as Jelena Dokic Sam Stosur Sally Peers Ash Barty Olivia Rogowska Monique Adamczak Sacha Jones Rodionova Sisters Tammi Patterson Vicky Rajicic Azra Hadzic Alison Bai
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When do the normally name the teams?

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Teams will be named 18th Oct according to Hopman website.

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oh, and BOO about Venus!

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Latest Update: Djokovic has agreed to come back waiting for Ivanovic to commit next option is Jankovic

yay more singing from novak at the ball

Good luck to the West Aussies in 2013!:
Casey Dellacqua Jessica Moore Bojana Bobusic Storm Sanders
as well as Jelena Dokic Sam Stosur Sally Peers Ash Barty Olivia Rogowska Monique Adamczak Sacha Jones Rodionova Sisters Tammi Patterson Vicky Rajicic Azra Hadzic Alison Bai
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I hope Ana will come back too!

They better ask NL back... although God knows who the guy will be. Peter's ranking is shite, and I don't think Raemon would play it, and god konws I love Melle but

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who will play from australia??? Alicia molik or sammy i really hope Alicia plays and sammy plays gold coast
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Teams will be named 18th Oct according to Hopman website.
Thanks Sarah

btw, i guess if Alicia improves her results and ranking, they might pick her Otherwise, i think they will go with Sam, she did really well there last time.

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I hope Alicia will play HC. I prefer Alicia to Sam.

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IMO, Alicia should be thinking about building her ranking back up so that she can directly enter main draws of Grand Slams and Tier 1 tournaments. To do this, she would need to play tour events, so it is most likely that she would play Gold Coast (or even Auckland) instead of Hopman Cup.

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Sam has the higher ranking now and she gave up those precious Gold Coast points from last year to play the Hopman Cup this year. Those points (had she even been able to defend half of them) would have kept her higher in the rankings than she is right now. So I think it would be disrespectful to drop her just because Alicia is back in the game. Sam has the ranking and is Australia's current No. 1 player. At the very least she deserves an invitation back. Whether she takes it up or not is up to her.

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If I could speculate the field for a moment...

Venus Williams and Taylor Dent have already signed up to play for the USA. Novak Djokovic has accepted an invitation to play alongside either Ana Ivanovic or Jelena Jankovic for Serbia... Now, previously, Paul McNamee has talked about inviting Roger Federer back, and also Rafael Nadal for the first time. With Martina Hingis back in the picture, the Swiss are more than likely to compete next year. Rafa has overcome his foot problems and could likely accept an invitation if they can find a suitable partner for him, like Anabel Medina Garrigues. Can you imagine the field so far?

Then how about this to boot? Russia has played the last few years with Marat Safin at the helm on most occasions. With Marat seemingly over his injury, he could be looking to return to play the Hopman Cup as it has helped in his Australian Open preparation in the past. If you'll remember, they tried to sign Maria Sharapova last year but lost to Gold Coast. Imagine if they could sign Maria to play with Marat? Even if Maria couldn't play, there's Dinara Safina, Marat's sister. Instant drawcards.

Best case scenario:

USA - Venus Williams and Taylor Dent.
SUI - Martina Hingis and Roger Federer.
RUS - Maria Sharapova and Marat Safin.
ESP - Anabel Medina Garrigues and Rafael Nadal.
SCG - Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic.

How hot would a field like that be? Even if out of that lot they could only sign Federer, Hingis, Williams, Dent and Safin, it would already be considered a stellar Hopman Cup lineup.

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I am sure they will not deny last years finalists, right?
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I am sure they will not deny last years finalists, right?
I hope not!

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Can you imagine... Jelena Dokic (AUS) vs Ana Ivanovic (SER) :P



COME ON DOKIC !!!
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