|Replaced by||ATP Cup|
|Claim to fame||Named in honour of Harry Hopman|
|No. of teams||8 (Group A+B)|
|Competitors||ITF member nations|
|Venue(s)|| Burswood Dome (1989–2012)|
Perth Arena (2013–2019)
|Switzerland (4th title)|
|Most titles||United States (6 titles)|
The Hopman Cup is an international eight-team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament which plays mixed-gender teams on a country-by-country basis.It was held in Perth, Australia in early January (sometimes commencing in late December) each year, from 1989 to 2019. It will be replaced on the calendar in 2020 by the ATP Cup, a new ATP event, but the ITF has said it will return in 2021 and is currently searching for a new venue.
A hardcourt is a surface or floor on which a sport is played, most usually in reference to tennis courts. They are typically made of rigid materials such as asphalt or concrete, and covered with acrylic material to seal the surface and mark the playing lines, while providing some cushioning. Historically, hardwood surfaces were also in use in indoor settings, similar to an indoor basketball court, but these surfaces are rare now.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game. More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses:
The championship is named in honour of Harry Hopman (1906–1985), an Australian tennis player and coach who guided the country to 15 Davis Cup titles between 1938 and 1969. Since the Hopman Cup was founded in 1989, it has been attended each year by Harry Hopman's widow, his second wife Lucy, who travels to the tournament annually from her home in the United States.
Henry Christian "Harry" Hopman, CBE was a world-acclaimed Australian tennis player and coach.
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. It is described by the organisers as the "World Cup of Tennis", and the winners are referred to as the World Champion team. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. By 2016, 135 nations entered teams into the competition. The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States and Australia. The present champions are Croatia, who beat France to win their second title in 2018.
The tournament is a sanctioned event in the calendar of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) but, while individual player results are tallied, they are not included in the calculation of ATP or WTA rankings. The competition receives extensive television coverage in Australia and is an important lead-up tournament to the Australian Open each January as part of the Australian Open Series.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis. It was founded in 1913 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by twelve national associations, and as of 2016, is affiliated with 211 national tennis associations and six regional associations.
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is a main men's tennis governing body.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is the principal organizing body of women's professional tennis. It governs the WTA Tour which is the worldwide professional tennis tour for women and was founded to create a better future for women's tennis. The WTA's corporate headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida, with its European headquarters in London and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing.
The winning team receives a silver cup perpetual trophy and up to 2014 the winning team members were presented with distinctive individual trophies in the shape of a tennis ball designed and created by Brinkhaus Jewellers encrusted with diamonds from the Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. In 2014 and 2015, the individual trophies were created in the shape of an intricate diamond encrusted tennis racket and ball, using just under an ounce of 18-carat white, yellow and rose gold and approximately half an ounce of pink argyle diamonds. These trophies are valued at $26,000.
The Argyle Diamond Mine is a diamond mine located in the East Kimberley region in the remote north of Western Australia. Argyle is the largest diamond producer in the world by volume, although due to the low proportion of gem-quality diamonds it is set to close by 2020. It is the only known significant source of pink and red diamonds, producing over 90% of the world's supply. It additionally provides a large proportion of other naturally coloured diamonds, including champagne, cognac and rare blue diamonds. On June 21, 2015, after more than 11 years and 42 kilometres of tunnelling, the Argyle underground block cave development was officially completed. In 2013, Argyle is estimated to produce 10.2 million carats with an average per carat price of $25/carat.
The Kimberley is the northernmost of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts in the region of the Pilbara, and on the east by the Northern Territory.
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.
Until 2012, the Hopman Cup was played at the Burswood Dome. From 2013 to 2019, the Hopman Cup was played at the Perth Arena.
Perth Arena is a neofuturistic entertainment and sporting arena in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia, used mostly for basketball matches. It is located on Wellington Street near the site of the former Perth Entertainment Centre, and was officially opened on 10 November 2012. The Perth Arena is the first stage of the Perth City Link, a 13.5 hectare major urban renewal and redevelopment project which involves the sinking of the Fremantle railway line to link the Perth central business district directly with Northbridge.
Unlike other major international team tennis tournaments such as the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, which are for men or women only, the Hopman Cup is a mixed competition in which male and female players are on combined teams and represent their countries. Players are invited to attend and national coaches are not involved in selecting teams.
Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women's tennis, launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The competition was known as the Federation Cup until 1995. The Fed Cup is the world's largest annual women's international team sports competition in terms of the number of nations that compete. The current Fed Cup Chairperson is Katrina Adams.
Eight nations are selected annually to compete in the Hopman Cup. The "last" team may be decided by play-offs between several nations before competition begins. For the 2007 Hopman Cup however, this did not occur, due to the Asian Qualifying Tournament creating the eighth team. The official tournament website also has no qualifier listed in its schedule.
Each team consists of one male player and one female player. Each match-up between two teams at the championships consists of:
The eight competing teams are separated into two groups of four (with two teams being seeded) and face-off against each of the other three teams in their group in a round-robin format. These seedings ensure that each group has approximately similar strength. The top team in each group then meet in a final to decide the champions.
If a player is injured then a player of a lower ranking of that nation may be the substitute.
The 2014 Hopman Cup Tournament Director is Paul Kilderry after the resignation of Steve Ayles.Previously, the former Australian tennis player Paul McNamee, who played a key role in the founding of the championships, was the tournament director.
Up to and including 2012, the venue was the Burswood Dome at the Burswood Entertainment Complex.
The 2005/06 Hopman Cup was the first elite-level tennis tournament in which the system was introduced allowing players to challenge point-ending line calls similar to that in clay court tournaments. The challenged calls are immediately reviewed on a large monitor using Hawk-Eye technology.
The 20th Hopman Cup, in 2008, was intended to be the last held at the Burswood Dome, however this was extended until 2012 when the new Perth Arena was due for completion.
In 2019 for the 31st edition of the tournament, a record crowd of 14,064 witnessed the 2019 Hopman Cup match between United States and Switzerland.This was also the highest attendance for a tennis match in Western Australian history.
Roger Federer is the most successful individual player in Hopman Cup history with 3 titles. He and Belinda Benic became the first paring to successfully defend the title, having won it the previous year.
The Hopman Cup was originally broadcast by the Seven Network until 1994, then by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1995–2010). From 2011, a five-year deal to broadcast the Hopman Cup was signed by the commercial television station Network Ten, a deal which ended abruptly in November 2013. 7mate subsequently picked up the telecasting rights.Nine Network broadcast only the tournament in 2019.
|Year||Winners||Score||Runners-up||Female champion||Male champion||Female finalist||Male finalist|
|1989||2–0||Helena Suková||Miloslav Mečíř||Hana Mandlíková||Pat Cash|
|1990||2–1||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||Emilio Sánchez||Pam Shriver||John McEnroe|
|1991||3–0||Monica Seles||Goran Prpić||Zina Garrison||David Wheaton|
|1992||2–1||Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere||Jakob Hlasek||Helena Suková||Karel Nováček|
|1993||2–0||Steffi Graf||Michael Stich||Arantxa Sánchez||Emilio Sánchez|
|1994||2–1||Jana Novotná||Petr Korda||Anke Huber||Bernd Karbacher|
|1995||2–0||Anke Huber||Boris Becker||Natalia Medvedeva||Andrei Medvedev|
|1996||2–1||Iva Majoli||Goran Ivanišević||Martina Hingis||Marc Rosset|
|1997||2–1||Chanda Rubin||Justin Gimelstob||Amanda Coetzer||Wayne Ferreira|
|1998||2–1||Karina Habšudová||Karol Kučera||Mary Pierce||Cédric Pioline|
|1999||2–1||Jelena Dokić||Mark Philippoussis||Åsa Carlsson||Jonas Björkman|
|2000||3–0||Amanda Coetzer||Wayne Ferreira||Tamarine Tanasugarn||Paradorn Srichaphan|
|2001||2–1||Martina Hingis||Roger Federer||Monica Seles||Jan-Michael Gambill|
|2002||2–1||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (2)||Tommy Robredo||Monica Seles (2)||Jan-Michael Gambill (2)|
|2003||3–0||Serena Williams||James Blake||Alicia Molik||Lleyton Hewitt|
|2004||2–1||Lindsay Davenport||James Blake (2)||Daniela Hantuchová||Karol Kučera|
|2005||3–0||Daniela Hantuchová||Dominik Hrbatý||Gisela Dulko||Guillermo Coria|
|2006||2–1||Lisa Raymond||Taylor Dent||Michaëlla Krajicek||Peter Wessels|
|2007||2–0||Nadia Petrova||Dmitry Tursunov||Anabel Medina Garrigues||Tommy Robredo|
|2008||2–1||Serena Williams (2)||Mardy Fish||Jelena Janković||Novak Djokovic|
|2009||2–0||Dominika Cibulková||Dominik Hrbatý (2)||Dinara Safina||Marat Safin|
|2010||2–1||MJ Martínez Sánchez||Tommy Robredo (2)||Laura Robson||Andy Murray|
|2011||2–1||Bethanie Mattek-Sands||John Isner||Justine Henin||Ruben Bemelmans|
|2012||2–0||Petra Kvitová||Tomáš Berdych||Marion Bartoli||Richard Gasquet|
|2013||2–1||Anabel Medina Garrigues||Fernando Verdasco||Ana Ivanovic||Novak Djokovic (2)|
|2014||2–1||Alizé Cornet||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Agnieszka Radwańska||Grzegorz Panfil|
|2015||2–1||Agnieszka Radwańska||Jerzy Janowicz||Serena Williams||John Isner|
|2016||2–0||Daria Gavrilova||Nick Kyrgios||Elina Svitolina||Alexandr Dolgopolov|
|2017||2–1||Kristina Mladenovic||Richard Gasquet||Coco Vandeweghe||Jack Sock|
|2018||2–1||Belinda Bencic||Roger Federer (2)||Angelique Kerber||Alexander Zverev|
|2019||2–1||Belinda Bencic (2)||Roger Federer (3)||Angelique Kerber (2)||Alexander Zverev (2)|
|1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 (6)||1990, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2015, 2017 (6)|
|1990, 2002, 2010, 2013 (4)||1993, 2007 (2)|
|1992, 2001, 2018, 2019 (4)||1996 (1)|
|1998, 2005, 2009 (3)||2004 (1)|
|1993, 1995 (2)||1994, 2018, 2019 (3)|
|1999, 2016 (2)||1989, 2003 (2)|
|2014, 2017 (2)||1998, 2012 (2)|
|1994, 2012 (2)||–|
|1989 (1)||1992 (1)|
|2000 (1)||1997 (1)|
|2007 (1)||2009 (1)|
|2015 (1)||2014 (1)|
|–||2008, 2013 (2)|
|–||1995, 2016 (2)|
|Competed as ||–||–||–||W||RR||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||RR||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||−||3|
|Competed as ||SF||W||SF||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||RR||RR||–||–||RR||RR||–||–||–||W||–||RR||RR||RR||RR||–||−||12|
|Competed as ||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||RR||RR||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||−||2|
|Competed as ||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||RR||–||–||RR||RR||RR||W||–||F||RR||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||RR||−||8|
|Competed as ||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||F||–||–||RR||–||F||–||–||–||–||–||−||3|
|Competed as ||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||RR||Defunct||1|
|Competed as ||–||–||–||–||–||W||RR||RR||RR||–||RR||F||W||–||–||–||W||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||−||8|
|Competed as ||–||QF||1R||F||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||F||–||–||−||4|
|Competed as ||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||RR||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||−||1|
After 2019 edition
Note 1: Teams with index 2 include results only of lower placed team of every appearance in the tournament in instances where two teams from the same country entered the tournament, while team with no index includes results of higher placed team only.
Note 2: Considering there is an extremely high frequency of retirements due to various reasons w.o. wins/defeats are counted in all statistics.
Note 3: "Y Ent" statistic is not complete. Information about Asian Hopman Cup, a qualifying tournament which ran from 2006 until 2009 and granted the winners entry into the Hopman Cup the following year, is missing.
|Italic||non-existing teams (3)|
|most (best or worst) in category & best and worst %|
in last 2 columns highlighted are best and worst +/- ratio
|Host: India||Winner: India||Participants: China, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Philippines, Thailand|
|Group A||Group B||Final|
|1. India (RR W-L: 2–0; match W-L: 6–0)|
2. China (RR W-L: 1–1; match W-L: 2–4)
3. Japan (RR W-L: 0–2; match W-L: 1–5)
|1. Chinese Taipei (RR W-L: 2–0; match W-L: 6–0)|
2. Thailand (RR W-L: 1–1; match W-L: 2–4)
3. Philippines (RR W-L: 0–2; match W-L: 1–5)
|India d Chinese Taipei 3–0|
|India d China 3–0|
India d Japan 3–0
China d Japan 2–1
|Chinese Taipei d Thailand 3–0|
Chinese Taipei d Philippines 3–0
Thailand d Philippines 2–1
|Host: Thailand||Winner: Chinese Taipei||Participants: China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan|
|Group A||Group B||Final|
|1. Thailand (RR W-L: 2–0; match W-L: 5–0)|
2. South Korea (RR W-L: 1–1; match W-L: 3–2)
3. China (RR W-L: 0–2; match W-L: 0–6)
|1. Chinese Taipei (RR W-L: 2–0; match W-L: 5–1)|
2. Japan (RR W-L: 1–1; match W-L: 3–3)
3. Uzbekistan (RR W-L: 0–2; match W-L: 1–5)
|Chinese Taipei d Thailand 2–1|
|Thailand d South Korea 2–0|
Thailand d China 3–0
South Korea d China 3–0
|Chinese Taipei d Japan 2–1|
Chinese Taipei d Uzbekistan 3–0
Japan d Uzbekistan 2–1
|Host: Kazakhstan||Winner: Chinese Taipei||Participants: China, Chinese Taipei, India, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Thailand|
|Group A||Group B||Final|
|1. Chinese Taipei (RR W-L: 2–0; match W-L: 6–0)|
2. India (RR W-L: 1–1; match W-L: 2–4)
3. South Korea (RR W-L: 0–2; match W-L: 1–5)
|1. Kazakhstan (RR W-L: 2–0; match W-L: 5–1)|
2. Thailand (RR W-L: 1–1; match W-L: 3–3)
3. China (RR W-L: 0–2; match W-L: 1–5)
|Chinese Taipei d Kazakhstan ?-?|
|Chinese Taipei d India 3–0|
Chinese Taipei d South Korea 3–0
India d South Korea 2–1
|Kazakhstan d Thailand 2–1|
Kazakhstan d China 3–0
Thailand d China 2–1
|Host: Kazakhstan||Winner: Kazakhstan||Participants: China, Chinese Taipei, India, Kazakhstan, Thailand|
|Group A||Group B||Final|
|Kazakhstan d Chinese Taipei ?-?|
The 2007 Hopman Cup corresponds to the nineteenth edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. Eight teams participated in the World Group with one qualifier from the Asian region. The first matches were held on 30 December 2006 and the final took place on 5 January 2007 at the Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth.
The 2008 Hopman Cup corresponds to the twentieth edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. Eight teams participated in the World Group with one qualifier from the Asian region, Chinese Taipei.
The Hopman Cup XXI corresponds to the 21st edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament was held from 3 January through 9 January 2009 at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth, Australia.
The Hopman Cup XXII corresponds to the 22nd edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament started on 2 January 2010 at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia.
The Hopman Cup XXIII corresponds to the 23rd edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on 1 January 2011 at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia. The tournament was contested on hard courts.
Kazakhstan is a nation that has competed at two Hopman Cup tournaments and first competed in the 22nd Hopman Cup in 2010. Its best result to date is finishing second in their group in 2010.
Uzbekistan is a nation that has competed at the Hopman Cup tournament on one occasion, in 2003. In 2003, Uzbekistan won their qualification play-off but went on to place fourth in group A.
The Hopman Cup XXIV corresponds to the 24th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on the 31 December 2011 at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia.
Slovakia is a nation that has competed at the Hopman Cup tournament on eight occasions, first competing at the 10th Hopman Cup in 1998. They have won the title three times: in 1998, 2005 and 2009.
China is a nation that has competed at the Hopman Cup tournament on two occasions, their debut coming at the 18th annual staging of the tournament in 2006, when they lost to the Netherlands in the qualification play-off.
India is a nation that has competed at the Hopman Cup tournament on two occasions. The nation's first appearance came in 2007, courtesy of a wild card earned by winning the inaugural Asian Hopman Cup. This remains their best performance to date.
France is a nation that has competed at twenty two Hopman Cup tournaments and first competed in the inaugural Hopman Cup in 1989. Their best results to date came in 2014, when they defeated Poland in the final by two rubbers to one, and in 2017 when they defeated the United States in the final, also by two rubbers to one.
Japan is a nation that has competed at the Hopman Cup tournament on five occasions, the first being at the inaugural annual staging in 1989. Before the introduction of the round robin competition format in 1996, Japan never passed the first round and since its introduction, the nation has never passed the qualification stage of the tournament.
Chinese Taipei is a nation that has competed at the Hopman Cup tournament on two occasions. The nation's first appearance came in 2008 when they qualified for the event by winning the second annual Asian Hopman Cup in 2007. They repeated this feat the following year by again winning the 2008 Asian Hopman Cup and going on to compete in the round robin stages of the main tournament in Australia. They also competed in the Asian Hopman Cup in 2006 and 2009, losing in the final in both years and thus missing out on a spot in the main event both times.
The Hopman Cup XXV corresponds to the 25th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on the 29 December 2012 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
The Hopman Cup XXVI corresponded to the 26th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament commenced on the 28 December 2013 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
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, Australia.
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.
The ATP Cup is an international outdoor hard court men's tennis tournament between competing nations, which will premiere in January 2020. The tournament will be played across three Australian cities over ten days in the lead up to the Australian Open and will feature teams from 24 countries.
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