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The Hopman Cup XXVIII was the 28th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. It took place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

2016 Hopman Cup
Date3 January - 9 January 2016
EditionXXVIII (28th)
SurfaceHard indoor
LocationPerth, Australia
VenuePerth Arena
Champions
 Australia
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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. For the first time, there were two Australian teams, Australia Gold (representing 25 and under) and Australia Green (representing the veterans). The original full line-up of entrants was announced in October.[1][2] Originally, Lleyton Hewitt and Casey Dellacqua were supposed to represent Australia Gold, but Dellacqua was replaced by Jarmila Wolfe.[3] Other replacements are Kenny de Schepper for Gaël Monfils in the French team, Karolína Plíšková for Lucie Šafářová in the Czech team.

The 2015 champions Poland did not return to defend their title.[4] The competition was won by Australia Green.[5][6]

Contents

EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Seed Team Female player WTA1 Male player ATP1 Total Elimination
1   United States Serena Williams 1 Jack Sock 30 31 Round-robin
2   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 9 Jiří Veselý 40 49 Round-robin
3   Ukraine Elina Svitolina 18 Alexandr Dolgopolov 35 53 Runners-up
4   Great Britain Heather Watson 62 Andy Murray 3 65 Round-robin
5   Australia Green Daria Gavrilova 35 Nick Kyrgios 34 69 Champions
6   Germany Sabine Lisicki 30 Alexander Zverev 78 108 Round-robin
7   France Caroline Garcia 39 Kenny de Schepper 133 172 Round-robin
8   Australia Gold Jarmila Wolfe 100 Lleyton Hewitt 291 391 Round-robin
1ATP and WTA Rankings as of October 5, 2015 (latest before draw date)

Replacement playersEdit

Pre-tournament replacement
Team Replacement Original player Reason
  Australia Gold Jarmila Wolfe Casey Dellacqua Concussion[7]
  Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Lucie Šafářová Illness
  France Kenny de Schepper Gaël Monfils Leg injury
In-tournament partial replacement
  United States Victoria Duval Serena Williams Knee inflammation[8]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

Australia Gold vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Australia
0
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2016, 17:30
Hard (i)
 
Czech Republic
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Lleyton Hewitt
Jiří Veselý
3
6
77
61
4
6
 
2  
 
Jarmila Wolfe
Karolína Plíšková
5
7
3
6
   
3  
 
Jarmila Wolfe / Lleyton Hewitt
Karolína Plíšková / Jiří Veselý
2
6
5
7
   

Ukraine vs. United StatesEdit

 
Ukraine
2
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2016, 10:00
Hard (i)
 
United States
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Elina Svitolina
Victoria Duval
6
4
6
1
   
2  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Jack Sock
6
4
6
2
   
3  
 
Elina Svitolina / Alexandr Dolgopolov
Victoria Duval / Jack Sock
2
6
3
6
   

Czech Republic vs. UkraineEdit

 
Czech Republic
1
Perth Arena, Perth
5 January 2016, 10:00
Hard (i)
 
Ukraine
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Karolína Plíšková
Elina Svitolina
5
7
2
6
   
2  
 
Jiří Veselý
Alexandr Dolgopolov
5
7
63
77
   
3  
 
Karolína Plíšková / Jiří Veselý
Elina Svitolina / Alexandr Dolgopolov
6
3
6
1
   

Australia Gold vs. United StatesEdit

 
Australia
3
Perth Arena, Perth
5 January 2016, 17:30
Hard (i)
 
United States
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Jarmila Wolfe
Serena Williams
7
5
2
1
   
retired
2  
 
Lleyton Hewitt
Jack Sock
7
5
6
4
   
3  
 
Jarmila Wolfe / Lleyton Hewitt
Victoria Duval / Jack Sock
77
64
6
1
   

Serena Williams was unable to participate in the mixed doubles rubber, Aus Gold was awarded a 6–0, 6–0 win. However, a match was still played in which the score was 77-64, 6-1 to Australia (see above).

Australia Gold vs. UkraineEdit

 
Ukraine
2
Perth Arena, Perth
7 January 2016, 10:00
Hard (i)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Elina Svitolina
Jarmila Wolfe
6
3
6
3
   
2  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Lleyton Hewitt
4
6
6
3
6
4
 
3  
 
Elina Svitolina / Alexandr Dolgopolov
Jarmila Wolfe / Lleyton Hewitt
6
3
5
7
[5]
[10]
 

Czech Republic vs. United StatesEdit

 
Czech Republic
1
Perth Arena, Perth
7 January 2016, 17:30
Hard (i)
 
United States
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Jiří Veselý
Jack Sock
6
4
2
6
63
77
 
2  
 
Karolína Plíšková
Victoria Duval
4
6
6
1
6
4
 
3  
 
Jiří Veselý / Karolína Plíšková
Jack Sock / Victoria Duval
65
77
6
4
[7]
[10]
 

Group BEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

StandingsEdit

Australia Green vs. GermanyEdit

 
Australia
3
Perth Arena, Perth
3 January 2016, 10:00
Hard (i)
 
Germany
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Daria Gavrilova
Sabine Lisicki
6
2
6
2
   
2  
 
Nick Kyrgios
Alexander Zverev
4
6
6
1
6
4
 
3  
 
Daria Gavrilova / Nick Kyrgios
Sabine Lisicki / Alexander Zverev
6
3
4
6
[10]
[7]
 

Great Britain vs. FranceEdit

 
Great Britain
2
Perth Arena, Perth
4 January 2016, 17:30
Hard (i)
 
France
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Andy Murray
Kenny de Schepper
6
2
6
2
   
2  
 
Heather Watson
Caroline Garcia
3
6
7
5
3
6
 
3  
 
Heather Watson / Andy Murray
Caroline Garcia / Kenny de Schepper
6
2
5
7
[10]
[6]
 

France vs. GermanyEdit

 
France
1
Perth Arena, Perth
6 January 2016, 10:00
Hard (i)
 
Germany
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Caroline Garcia
Sabine Lisicki
6
2
77
65
   
2  
 
Kenny de Schepper
Alexander Zverev
2
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Caroline Garcia / Kenny de Schepper
Sabine Lisicki / Alexander Zverev
4
6
78
66
[6]
[10]
 

Australia Green vs. Great BritainEdit

 
Australia
2
Perth Arena, Perth
6 January 2016, 17:30
Hard (i)
 
Great Britain
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Nick Kyrgios
Andy Murray
6
4
77
65
   
2  
 
Daria Gavrilova
Heather Watson
77
62
2
6
5
7
 
3  
 
Daria Gavrilova / Nick Kyrgios
Heather Watson / Andy Murray
6
2
60
77
[11]
[9]
 

Great Britain vs. GermanyEdit

 
Great Britain
3
Perth Arena, Perth
8 January 2016, 10:00
Hard (i)
 
Germany
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Heather Watson
Sabine Lisicki
6
3
6
4
   
2  
 
Andy Murray
Alexander Zverev
6
3
6
4
   
3  
 
Andy Murray / Heather Watson
Alexander Zverev / Sabine Lisicki
6
3
6
4
   

Australia Green vs. FranceEdit

 
Australia
2
Perth Arena, Perth
8 January 2016, 17:30
Hard (i)
 
France
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Nick Kyrgios
Kenny de Schepper
6
4
6
4
   
2  
 
Daria Gavrilova
Caroline Garcia
4
6
67
79
   
3  
 
Daria Gavrilova / Nick Kyrgios
Kenny de Schepper / Caroline Garcia
6
4
2
6
[11]
[9]
 

FinalEdit

Ukraine vs. Australia GreenEdit

 
Ukraine
0
Perth Arena, Perth
9 January 2016, 15:30
Hard (i)
 
Australia
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Elina Svitolina
Daria Gavrilova
4
6
66
78
   
2  
 
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Nick Kyrgios
3
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Elina Svitolina / Alexandr Dolgopolov
Daria Gavrilova / Nick Kyrgios
0
0
0
0
   

The mixed doubles event was not played in the final, as Australia Green had won both singles matches.

2016 Hopman Cup Champions
 
Australia
Second title

BroadcastEdit

Selected matches aired in Australia on either 7mate or 7Two, with live coverage of both day and night sessions. Every match was also available to be streamed live through a free 7Tennis mobile app.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hewitt & Murray set for Hopman Cup". Hopman Cup. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Order of play". Hopman Cup. Archived from the original on 2015-12-06. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ http://hopmancup.com/countries/australia-gold for health reasons
  4. ^ Chadwick, Justin (17 September 2015). "Hopman Cup part of Hewitt's swansong". The Roar. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Nick Kyrgios secures victory for Australia Green". BBC Sport. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Hopman Cup: Kyrgios, Gavrilova win for Australia". The Australian. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  7. ^ Casey Dellacqua withdraws from Hopman Cup, 4 December 2015
  8. ^ Vicky Duval fills big shoes, 4 January 2016
  9. ^ Knox, David (17 December 2015). "Seven Tennis 2016: summer guide". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

External linksEdit