A quick review of the key details of the Hopman Cup and other tennis news.
The Hopman Cup Starts Saturday 29 January
Dates: 29 December 2012 to 5 January 2013
Teams: Serbia (top seeds), Australia (Ash Barty replaces Casey Dellacqua), Italy, Germany, France, South Africa, Spain, USA
2012 Winners, the Czech Republic, aren’t playing in 2013.
Hopman Cup Schedule for 29 December
10am Perth time: Spain v South Africa
5.45 pm Perth time: Germany v Australia
More Hopman Cup info
- Find out what time the Hopman Cup is played in different time zones.
- Full the full player line up
- Find out how the round robin format of the tournament works
This year the Hopman Cup will be played for the first time at the new Perth Arena, which has a retractable roof.
It’s predicted to be 41 degrees C for the first two days of the tournament so they may need to invoke the extreme heat policy and close the roof.
Other Aussie Summer of Tennis Tournament news
Full the full list of tournaments held in Australia and New Zealand in the lead up to the Australian Open.
Next tournament to start
The Brisbane International starts on Sunday 30 December 2012. The draw will be done late morning on Saturday (Brisbane time)
The Australian reports that the AAMI Classic are holding a place for Rafael Nadal, should wish to play.
The Australian also reported recently about Bernard Tomic:
In one season, Tomic went from the star turn, from a local perspective, when reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open to Tomic the tank engine of New York.
Daniela Hantuchova has a quick surf before the Brisbane International.
Top Tennis Blogs
Find out more about the different Tennis Court Surfaces and Court Speeds
More info will be added to these daily updates as more tennis tournaments get underway. If there are particular topics that you would like me to cover, please leave a comment below and let me know.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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