2015 Hopman Cup

The Hopman Cup XXVII was the 27th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on 4 January 2015 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia.[1]

2015 Hopman Cup
Date4–10 January 2015
EditionXXVII
SurfaceHard indoor
LocationPerth, Western Australia
VenuePerth Arena
Champions
 Poland
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Eight teams competed for the title, with two round robin groups of four, from which the top team of each group advanced to the Final.

France were the 2014 champions. In that tournament's final the French team of Alizé Cornet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Poland 2–1, but they failed to defend their title. Agnieszka Radwańska recorded an impressive win over Serena Williams in the final, ultimately carrying the Polish team to their first Hopman Cup title with a 2–1 victory over the United States.[2][3]

EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

On 1 October, the full line-up for the event was announced.[4]

Seed Team Female player WTA1 Male player ATP1 Total Elimination
1   United States Serena Williams 1 John Isner 15 16 Runners-up
2   Italy Flavia Pennetta 16 Fabio Fognini 18 34 Round-robin
3   Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 Jerzy Janowicz 36 42 Winners
4   Canada Eugenie Bouchard 7 Vasek Pospisil 41 48 Round-robin
5   Great Britain Heather Watson 47 Andy Murray 11 58 Round-robin
6   Australia Casey Dellacqua 26 Marinko Matosevic 76 102 Round-robin
7   France Alizé Cornet 20 Benoît Paire 97 117 Round-robin
8   Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 15 Adam Pavlásek 240 255 Round-robin
1ATP and WTA Rankings as of 29 September 2014 (latest before draw date)

Replacement playersEdit

Pre-tournament replacement
Team Replacement Original player Reason
  France Benoît Paire Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Arm injury[5]
  United States John Isner Jack Sock Hip surgery[6]
  Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek Radek Štěpánek Foot injury[7]
  Australia Matthew Ebden Nick Kyrgios Back injury[8]
In-tournament temporary replacement
  Australia Benjamin Mitchell Matthew Ebden Calf injury
  Italy Benjamin Mitchell Fabio Fognini
In-tournament permanent replacement
  Australia Marinko Matosevic Matthew Ebden Calf injury[9]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

  Canada   Czech Republic   Italy   United States RR W–L Matches W–L Sets W–L Games W–L Standings
  Canada 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 5–4 11–8 97–84 2
  Czech Republic 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 5–4 11–9 104–87 3
  Italy 1–2 0–3 0–3 0–3 1–8 6–17 88–126 4
  United States 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 7–2 14–8 115–106 1

Canada vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Canada
1
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2015, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Czech Republic
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Eugenie Bouchard
Lucie Šafářová
0
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Vasek Pospisil
Adam Pavlásek
77
65
6
2
   
3  
 
Eugenie Bouchard / Vasek Pospisil
Lucie Šafářová / Adam Pavlásek
4
6
2
6
   

Italy vs. United StatesEdit

 
Italy
0
Perth Arena, Perth
5 January 2015, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
United States
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Flavia Pennetta
Serena Williams
6
0
3
6
0
6
 
2  
 
Fabio Fognini
John Isner
5
7
7
5
64
77
 
3  
 
Flavia Pennetta / Fabio Fognini
Serena Williams / John Isner
2
6
6
2
[9]
[11]
 

Czech Republic vs. ItalyEdit

 
Czech Republic
3
Perth Arena, Perth
6 January 2015, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Italy
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Lucie Šafářová
Flavia Pennetta
7
5
6
3
   
2  
 
Adam Pavlásek
Fabio Fognini
3
6
7
5
6
1
 
3  
 
Lucie Šafářová / Adam Pavlásek
Flavia Pennetta / Benjamin Mitchell
8
6
     

Fabio Fognini was unable to participate in the mixed doubles rubber, Czech was awarded a 6–0, 6–0 win. However, a match was still played in which the score was 8-6 to Czech republic (see above).

Canada vs. USAEdit

 
Canada
2
Perth Arena, Perth
6 January 2015, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
United States
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Eugenie Bouchard
Serena Williams
6
2
6
1
   
2  
 
Vasek Pospisil
John Isner
6
3
77
64
   
3  
 
Eugenie Bouchard / Vasek Pospisil
Serena Williams / John Isner
3
6
5
7
   

Canada vs. ItalyEdit

 
Canada
2
Perth Arena, Perth
8 January 2015, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Italy
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Eugenie Bouchard
Flavia Pennetta
6
3
6
4
   
2  
 
Vasek Pospisil
Fabio Fognini
6
0
6
3
   
3  
 
Eugenie Bouchard / Vasek Pospisil
Flavia Pennetta / Fabio Fognini
3
6
6
4
[7]
[10]
 

Czech Republic vs. USAEdit

 
Czech Republic
0
Perth Arena, Perth
8 January 2015, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
United States
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Lucie Šafářová
Serena Williams
3
6
77
61
66
78
 
2  
 
Adam Pavlásek
John Isner
64
77
4
6
   
3  
 
Lucie Šafářová / Adam Pavlásek
Serena Williams / John Isner
3
6
3
6
   

Group BEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

  Australia   France   Great Britain   Poland RR Matches Sets Games Standings
  Australia 1–2 0–3 0–3 0–3 1–8 4–17 71–120 4
  France 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 5–4 12–11 120–109 3
  Great Britain 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 6–3 12–7 93-83 2
  Poland 3–0 1-2 2–1 2–1 6–3 14–7 110–82 1

Australia vs. PolandEdit

 
Australia
0
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2015, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Poland
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Casey Dellacqua
Agnieszka Radwańska
2
6
3
6
   
2  
 
Matthew Ebden
Jerzy Janowicz
6
3
5
7
0
6
 
3  
 
Casey Dellacqua / Benjamin Mitchell
Agnieszka Radwańska / Jerzy Janowicz
6
8
     

Matthew Ebden was unable to participate in the mixed doubles rubber, Poland was awarded a 6–0, 6–0 win. However a match was still played in which the score was 8-6 to Poland (see above).

Great Britain vs. FranceEdit

 
Great Britain
2
Perth Arena, Perth
5 January 2015, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
France
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Heather Watson
Alizé Cornet
2
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Andy Murray
Benoît Paire
6
2
7
5
   
3  
 
Heather Watson / Andy Murray
Alizé Cornet / Benoît Paire
6
4
2
6
10
8
 

Great Britain vs. PolandEdit

 
Great Britain
1
Perth Arena, Perth
7 January 2015, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Poland
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Heather Watson
Agnieszka Radwańska
3
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Andy Murray
Jerzy Janowicz
6
2
6
4
   
3  
 
Heather Watson / Andy Murray
Agnieszka Radwańska / Jerzy Janowicz
4
6
4
6
   

Australia vs. FranceEdit

 
Australia
1
Perth Arena, Perth
7 January 2015, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
France
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Casey Dellacqua
Alizé Cornet
6
4
5
7
1
6
 
2  
 
Marinko Matosevic
Benoît Paire
2
6
6
4
6
2
 
3  
 
Casey Dellacqua / Marinko Matosevic
Alizé Cornet / Benoît Paire
63
77
5
7
   

France vs. PolandEdit

 
France
2
Perth Arena, Perth
9 January 2015, 10:00
Hard (indoors)
 
Poland
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Alizé Cornet
Agnieszka Radwańska
6
4
2
6
7
5
 
2  
 
Benoît Paire
Jerzy Janowicz
4
6
66
78
   
3  
 
Alizé Cornet / Benoît Paire
Agnieszka Radwańska / Jerzy Janowicz
4
6
0
0
   
retired

Since Poland had already won the group and clinched a berth in the Final with their win in the men's singles match, the mixed doubles rubber comprised just a single tiebreak set by agreement between the teams (see above). Poland retired after first set.

Australia vs. Great BritainEdit

 
Australia
0
Perth Arena, Perth
9 January 2015, 17:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Casey Dellacqua
Heather Watson
3
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Marinko Matosevic
Andy Murray
3
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Casey Dellacqua / Marinko Matosevic
Heather Watson / Andy Murray
5
7
1
6
   

FinalEdit

United States vs. PolandEdit

 
United States
1
Perth Arena, Perth
10 January 2015, 15:30
Hard (indoors)
 
Poland
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Serena Williams
Agnieszka Radwańska
4
6
77
63
1
6
 
2  
 
John Isner
Jerzy Janowicz
712
610
6
4
   
3  
 
Serena Williams / John Isner
Agnieszka Radwańska / Jerzy Janowicz
5
7
3
6
   
2015 Hopman Cup Champions
 
Poland
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hopman Cup honour lures WA's Dellacqua". The West Australian. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Poland beat USA in Perth final". BBC Sport. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Poland wins Hopman Cup as Agnieszka Radwanska and Jerzy Janowicz combine to beat Serena Williams and John Isner in Perth". ABC.net. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://hopmancup.com/news/2014/12/18/isner-paire-step-in-for-sock-and-tsonga-at-hopman-cup
  6. ^ http://www.livetennis.com/category/livetennis-news/defending-champion-jo-wilfried-tsonga-and-jack-sock-pull-out-of-the-hopman-cup-20141218-0002/
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=908038299208594&set=vb.709182412427518&type=2&theater/
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/hopmancup/status/550264049641193472
  9. ^ http://hopmancup.com/news/2015/01/06/matosevic-in-for-ebden

External linksEdit