2012 Hopman Cup

The Hopman Cup XXIV (also known as the Hyundai Hopman Cup for sponsorship reasons)[1][2] corresponds to the 24th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on 31 December 2011 at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Western Australia.

2012 Hopman Cup
Date31 December 2011 – 7 January 2012[1]
EditionXXIV
SurfaceHard (indoor)
LocationPerth, Western Australia
VenueCrown Perth
Champions
Czech Republic Czech Republic
← 2011 · Hopman Cup · 2013 →

Eight teams competed for the title, with two round robin groups of four, from which the top team of each group progressed to the final.

United States were the 2011 champions. In that tournament's final the United States of America team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and John Isner defeated Belgium's Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans 2–1. This was the USA's sixth Hopman Cup title.

Czech Republic won their second title, defeating France in the final 2–0.[3]

TournamentEdit

The 2012 Hyundai Hopman Cup was an invitational tennis tournament and is also known as the Official Mixed Teams Championships of the ITF. The 2012 cup had prize money of $1 million and followed the traditional round robin format, the leading teams after three round robin matches qualified for the final. All matches were best of three sets with the exception of the doubles match where a match tie break, first to ten points, was played if the match was tied at one set all. All ties were played in this format; women's singles, men's singles and finally mixed doubles. In the event of a tie in the final group standings the following will be used to separate the nations;

  • The highest total of matches won
  • Best percentage of sets won and lost
  • Best percentage of games won and lost
  • Head-to-head performances
  • Toss of a coin[4]

EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

The seeds for the 2012 Hopman Cup were decided by tournament director Paul McNamee, Rob Casey and Geoff Masters.[4]

Other entrantsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets Games
1   Czech Republic 3 0 7–1 15–4 104–66
2   Bulgaria 2 1 5–4 11–10 93–92
3   Denmark 1 2 3–5 9–11 97–97
4   United States 0 3 2–7 4–14 70–107

Czech Republic vs. BulgariaEdit

 
Czech Republic
2
Crown Perth, Perth
2 January 2012, 09:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Bulgaria
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Petra Kvitová
Tsvetana Pironkova
6
4
6
2
   [10]
2  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Grigor Dimitrov
6
4
69
711
6
3
 [10]
3  
 
Petra Kvitová / Tomáš Berdych
Tsvetana Pironkova / Grigor Dimitrov
6
2
3
6
[9]
[11]
 [10]

USA vs. DenmarkEdit

 
United States
1
Crown Perth, Perth
2 January 2012, 17:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Denmark
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Mardy Fish
Frederik Nielsen
4
6
77
65
6
4
 [10]
2  
 
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Caroline Wozniacki
64
77
2
6
   [10]
3  
 
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Mardy Fish
Caroline Wozniacki / Frederik Nielsen
5
7
3
6
   [10]

Denmark vs. BulgariaEdit

 
Denmark
1
Crown Perth, Perth
4 January 2012, 09:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Bulgaria
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Caroline Wozniacki
Tsvetana Pironkova
7
5
4
6
6
2
 [10]
2  
 
Frederik Nielsen
Grigor Dimitrov
65
77
2
6
   [10]
3  
 
Caroline Wozniacki / Frederik Nielsen
Tsvetana Pironkova / Grigor Dimitrov
6
3
4
6
[1]
[10]
 [10]

Czech Republic vs. USAEdit

 
Czech Republic
3
Crown Perth, Perth
4 January 2012, 17:00
Hard (indoors)
 
United States
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Petra Kvitová
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
6
2
6
1
   [10]
2  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Mardy Fish
6
3
6
3
   [10]
3  
 
Petra Kvitová / Tomáš Berdych
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Mardy Fish
6
3
7
5
   [10]

Czech Republic vs. DenmarkEdit

 
Czech Republic
2
Crown Perth, Perth
6 January 2012, 13:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Denmark
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Petra Kvitová
Caroline Wozniacki
77
64
3
6
6
4
 [10]
2  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Frederik Nielsen
6
1
6
3
   [10]
3  
 
Petra Kvitová / Tomáš Berdych
Caroline Wozniacki / Frederik Nielsen
      not
played

USA vs. BulgariaEdit

 
United States
1
Crown Perth, Perth
6 January 2012, 17:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Bulgaria
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Tsvetana Pironkova
6
4
6
4
   [10]
2  
 
Mardy Fish
Grigor Dimitrov
2
6
1
6
   [10]
3  
 
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Mardy Fish
Tsvetana Pironkova / Grigor Dimitrov
5
8
     [10]

Group BEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets Games
1   France 3 0 7–1 15–3 101–49
2   Spain 2 1 4–4 9–10 78–83
3   Australia 1 2 3–6 8–13 81–105
4   China 0 3 3–6 6–12 67–90

France vs. ChinaEdit

 
France
2
Crown Perth, Perth
31 December 2011, 09:30
Hard (indoors)
 
China
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Marion Bartoli
Li Na
6
2
2
6
4
6
 [10]
2  
 
Richard Gasquet
Wu Di
6
1
6
3
   [10]
3  
 
Marion Bartoli / Richard Gasquet
Li Na / Wu Di
6
1
6
1
   [10]

Australia vs. SpainEdit

 
Australia
1
Crown Perth, Perth
1 January 2012, 15:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Spain
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Jarmila Gajdošová
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
3
6
6
3
 [10]
2  
 
Lleyton Hewitt
Fernando Verdasco
3
6
6
3
5
7
 [10]
3  
 
Jarmila Gajdošová / Lleyton Hewitt
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Fernando Verdasco
6
3
3
6
[9]
[11]
 [10]

Spain vs. ChinaEdit

 
Spain
2
Crown Perth, Perth
3 January 2012, 09:30
Hard (indoors)
 
China
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Li Na
3
6
1
6
   [10]
2  
 
Fernando Verdasco
Wu Di
6
3
6
4
   [10]
3  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Fernando Verdasco
Li Na / Wu Di
6
0
6
2
   [10]

Australia vs. FranceEdit

 
Australia
0
Crown Perth, Perth
3 January 2012, 17:00
Hard (indoors)
 
France
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Jarmila Gajdošová
Marion Bartoli
0
6
0
6
   [10]
2  
 
Lleyton Hewitt
Richard Gasquet
2
6
7
5
1
6
 [10]
3  
 
Jarmila Gajdošová / Lleyton Hewitt
Marion Bartoli / Richard Gasquet
3
6
4
6
   [10]

France vs. SpainEdit

 
France
2
Crown Perth, Perth
5 January 2012, 13:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Spain
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Marion Bartoli
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
2
6
4
   [10]
2  
 
Richard Gasquet
Fernando Verdasco
6
2
6
4
   [10]
3  
 
Marion Bartoli / Richard Gasquet
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Fernando Verdasco
      not
played

Australia vs. ChinaEdit

 
Australia
2
Crown Perth, Perth
5 January 2012, 17:00
Hard (indoors)
 
China
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Jarmila Gajdošová
Li Na
3
6
2
6
   [10]
2  
 
Lleyton Hewitt
Wu Di
6
4
7
5
   [10]
3  
 
Jarmila Gajdošová / Lleyton Hewitt
Li Na / Wu Di
8
5
     [10]

FinalEdit

Czech Republic vs. FranceEdit

 
Czech Republic
2
Crown Perth, Perth
7 January 2012, 15:00 AWST (UTC+8)
Hard (indoors)
 
France
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Petra Kvitová
Marion Bartoli
7
5
6
1
   [10]
2  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Richard Gasquet
77
60
6
4
   [10]
3  
 
Petra Kvitová / Tomáš Berdych
Marion Bartoli / Richard Gasquet
      not
played
2012 Hopman Cup Champions
 
Czech Republic
Second title

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "History of the Hopman Cup". hopmancup.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Hopman glory for Czechs". Sky Sports. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIV Media Guide" (PDF). hopmancup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Kvitova and Berdych named for Hopman Cup". itftennis.com. 5 August 2011. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Session 9 France v Spain Wrap – France advance to Final". hopmancup.com. 6 January 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d "Wozniacki completes Hopman Cup line-up". itftennis.com. 12 October 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  8. ^ "USA name team for Hopman Cup title defence". itftennis.com. 10 October 2011. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Li and Hewitt confirm Hopman Cup attendance". itftennis.com. 22 August 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
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External linksEdit