A review of tennis headlines and results, including the Hopman Cup, Brisbane International and ASB Classic.
- Spain plays Serbia in the final tonight
- Jo Wilfried Tsonga withdrew injured from yesterday’s Mixed Doubles match and has also withdrawn from the APIA International in Sydney.
- Aussie Junior Thanasi Kokkinakis will be remembered after his Hopman Cup appearance. Read more.
Brisbane International WTA
- Serena Williams defeated Pavlyuchenkova in tonight’s final 6-2, 6-1
- Serena wins $162,987 in prize money. View the full prize money break down.
- Azarenka withdrew from yesterday’s semi final due to a toe infection. Read details.
Brisbane International ATP
- Dimitrov d Baghdatis 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 to go through to tomorrow’s final. Read more.
- Murray went through to tomorrow’s final when Nishikori withdrew with a knee injury. Read more.
- The Men’s Final is not before 2.00pm Brisbane time on Sunday
- The winner receives $78,800. View the full prize money break down.
- Radwanska wins first tennis title of 2013 in Auckland defeating Wickmayer. Read more.
- Gasquet and Tsonga have withdrawn. Read more.
- View the APIA International Prize Money Break Down.
APIA International Sydney – Main draw starts 6 January
The Sydney APIA International main draw starts tomorrow 6 January.
Read the Women’s draw preview.
View the draws, including today’s qualifying draw.
View the schedule for Sunday 6 January.
Moorilla International Hobart – Main draw starts 6 January
Read the Hobart Preview.
Heather Watson has withdrawn from Hobart due to an elbow injury.
View the Schedule for Sunday 6 January.
Round Robin Results
The Spanish team of Fernando Verdasco and Annabel Medina Garrigues plays Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic from Serbia in tonight’s final.
Read the preview: Can Spain upset Serbia?
The final starts at 5.45pm Perth time. Find out what time the final will be played in different time zones.
The men are up first (Djokovic v Verdasco) followed by the ladies (Ivanovic v Medina Garrigues) then the mixed doubles.
Results from the Final
Men: Djokovic d Verdasco
Women and Mixed Doubles: To be played
Read my article from last year on the Hopman Cup Prize Money.
Results from Friday 4 January
South Africa d France 2-1
10am: South Africa v France
Women: Scheepers d Johansson
Men: Tsonga d Anderson
Mixed Doubles: Tsonga withdrew injured
Serbia d Germany 3-0
Men: Djokovic d Haas
Women: Ivanovic d Malek
Mixed Doubles: Serbia d Germany
Read the Brisbane International Day 6 Preview.
View the Brisbane International Women’s Singles Draw
View the Brisbane International Men’s Singles Draw
Schedule of Play
View the Schedule for Saturday 5 January and Sunday 6 January.
Tonight’s Women’s Final
Williams d Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1
Tomorrow’s Men’s Final
Dimitrov v Murray
Today’s Men’s Semi Finals
Dimitrov d Baghdatis
Murray d Nishikori (retired)
Read the ATP World Tour Semi Finals Preview.
ASB Classic – Auckland
View the ASB Classic Singles Draw.
View the ASB Classic Player List.
Radwanska d Wickmayer 6-4, 6-4
Schedule of Play
View the ASB Classic Schedule of Play for Saturday 5 January
Other Tennis News
Sharapova practiced at Melbourne Park on Thursday
Juan Martin Del Potro
A mural was created to honour Del Potro’s performance at the 2012 Olympics.
Legends return for Australian Open 2013
Great pics in here of the harbour and LopezL Feli live tweets from the harbour
Pics of Laura with Aussie wildlife
Top Tennis Blogs
Shrewd Tennis WTA Rankings Explained
The Changeover Picks for Doha, Shenzhen, Brisbane and Auckland
Until next time
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Looking forward to Spain v Serbia in the Hopman Cup final. This could come down to the mixed doubles to decide it.