Serbia, USA top two seeds for Hopman Cup
Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic
have been named as the number one seeds for this year’s Hyundai Hopman Cup.
Djokovic said, “I’m very exited to play with Jelena. She’s had an amazing year. It’s a tournament of prestige and I think we have a big chance to win.” Jankovic said, “I think we’re a pretty good team. He’s very exciting and his personality is similar to mine, we’re both very outgoing. We will try to play our best”.
Serbia lead Group A in the round robin International Mixed Teams Championship. Joining them in Group A as the number 4 seeds is the exciting French team of Tatiana Golovin and Gael Monfils
USA, as the number two seeds, with Australian Open Champion and world No.6 Serena Williams partnering Mardy Fish
lead Group B and are joined by the third seeds, the Czech Republic combination of Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova
. Australia, with Alicia Molik and her new teammate Peter Luczak
are the sixth seeds and grouped with the seventh seeded Indian team of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna
The 5th seeded Argentinean team of Gisela Dulko and Juan Ignacio Chela
are grouped with the winner of the Asian Hopman Cup (Thailand, Japan, Taipei, Korea, Uzbekistan or China) who take the 8th seeded position.
Hopman Cup Groups
Group A - Serbia, France, Argentina, Asian Hopman Cup winner
Group B - USA, Czech Republic, Australia, India
The Hyundai Hopman Cup will be played at the Burswood Dome from 29 December 2007 – 4 January 2008.
Tickets go on sale Monday 5 November 2007 through Ticketek.
The Asian Hopman Cup will be played in Bangkok from 8 to 11 November at the National Tennis Development Centre LTAT Muangthong Thani, Bangkok.