The full line-up for the 2014 Hyundai Hopman Cup has
been announced with nine of the world’s Top 20
players set to take part in the 2014 edition.
Petra Kvitova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Milos
Raonic, Tommy Robredo and Eugenie Bouchard are among the
new names confirmed for the ITF’s official mixed teams’
competition from 28 December 2013 to 4 January 2014.
The event, which takes place at the state-of-the-art
Perth Arena for the second consecutive year, had
already confirmed Agnieszka Radwanska, Jerzy Janowicz,
Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before
announcing the new additions.
World No.7 Kvitova returns to Western Australia after
winning the crown with Tomas Berdych in 2012.
In 2011 the 23-year-old from the Czech Republic won
her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, going on to win
the year-end WTA Tour Championships, play in the winning
Czech Fed Cup team and finish the year as world No. 2, a
The powerful left-hander has won 11 WTA career
singles titles and will partner Radek Stepanek who makes
his Hyundai Hopman Cup debut.
Stepanek, a former world No. 8 and currently ranked
No. 5 in doubles, won men’s doubles titles at the
Australian Open in 2012 and the US Open in 2013, and was
a member of the champion Czech Republic Davis Cup team
USA’s No. 1 powerhouse and current world No. 13 John
Isner will team with rising star Sloane Stephens.
“Every time I have played [Hyundai Hopman Cup] I’ve
enjoyed myself so much. I absolutely love my time in
Perth,” said Isner, who holds seven ATP career singles
Isner teamed with Bethanie Mattek-Sands to win the
event in 2011, and in 2013 paired with Venus Williams.
“For me playing the Hopman Cup is perfect preparation
for the Australian Open. It allows me to get down there
early, get use to the heat and on top of that get top
notch, quality matches,” Isner continued.
Stephens made her mark on the women’s tour earlier
this year when she beat world No. 1 Serena Williams en
route to the semifinals at thr 2013 Australian Open. Her
star continues to rise, reaching the fourth round at
Roland Garros and the US Open, and the quarterfinals at
At just 20 years of age the current No. 12 has the
world at her feet.
“I had an awesome three weeks in Australia this year
so I’m looking forward to going to Perth and being able
to play there,” said Stephens, whose ranking has
skyrocketed 25 places in ten months.
She is particularly excited about the Hopman Cup’s
New Year’s Eve ball.
“I always love getting dressed up. That will be good
to be able to get out and put on a nice outfit and look
Twenty-two-year-old Milos Raonic, currently on the
cusp of the Top 10, will be joined by 2012 Junior
Wimbledon champion Eugenie Bouchard for Team Canada.
“I think Hopman Cup is a great way to start the year.
You have a lot of guaranteed matches, a lot of
opportunities to find your way especially after the off
season,” said world No. 11 Raonic.
Raonic is Canada’s highest-ever ranked player and
currently holds five ATP career singles titles, two of
which he has won this year. He is looking forward to the
unique format of the event.
“It gives you a chance to really get match sharp.
It’s a great competitive atmosphere, a team atmosphere,
something different and something I haven’t been
Former US Open champion Stosur will fly the flag for
Australia with Tomic, who looks to continue his unbeaten
record at Perth Arena.
“I’m really excited about returning to Perth for the
second time now and playing with Sam is even better. I
think we can push Australia to do even better than we
did this year,” said Tomic, who led the nation back into
the prestigious Davis Cup World Group in the play-off
against Poland last month.
Poland will make their debut with world No.
4 Radwanska and world No. 15 Janowicz, the first Polish
man ever to make the semifinals at Wimbledon.
Team France will see world No. 9 and fan favourite
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga team with No. 27 Alize Cornet who
replaces Marion Bartoli, who retired from tennis in
August. This is Cornet’s second appearance at the Hopman
Cup – she teamed with Gilles Simon in 2009.
The 2014 champion Anabel Medina Garrigues is back for
the fourth time, defending the title for Spain alongside
world No. 19 and two-time Hyundai Hopman Cup champion
World No. 22 Andreas Seppi and US Open
semifinalist Flavia Pennetta, will represent Italy.
“Hyundai Hopman Cup 2014 is going to be a fantastic
event and we’ve assembled the strongest field ever. We
have seven Top 15 players, two Top 10 women and two
former Grand Slam singles champions,” said Event
Director Steve Ayles.
“To have the likes of Kvitova, Isner, Stephens,
Raonic, Bouchard and Robredo sign on and to know the
players see the event as great preparation to kick start
their Australian summer is exciting.”
ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti agreed with
“The ITF is delighted to see another outstanding
field for the 26th edition of the Hyundai Hopman Cup.
The move to the new Perth Arena further enhanced what
was already a highlight of the Australian tennis
season,” said Ricci Bitti.
“We will continue to work closely with Tourism
Western Australia and Tennis Australia to ensure the
event’s ongoing success.”
The full field is listed below:
Jerzy Janowicz and Agnieszka Radwanska
John Isner and Sloane Stephens
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Alize Cornet
Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard
Czech Republic 
Radek Stepanek and Petra Kvitova
Andreas Seppi and Flavia Pennetta
Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur
Tommy Robredo and Anabel Medina Garrigues