Murray and Robson seeds for Hopman Cup

Murray and Robson seeds for Hopman Cup
By Eurosport

19/10/2010 at 00:15Updated 19/10/2010 at 01:05

Laura Robson is set to face Serena Williams for the first time as she teams up with Andy Murray once again at next year's Hopman Cup.

Murray and Robson enjoyed a run to the final in the 2010 edition of the event.

    Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic, representing Serbia, will be top seeds, while Williams joins John Isner for the United States as the second seeds.

    Australia are represented by Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia Molik, though they are not amongst the seeds.

    The Hopman Cup is a popular team event for top players to warm up for the Australian Open, and will begin on January 1 2011.

    Matches at the Perth Arena are best of three, consisting of a men's singles, a women's singles and a mixed doubles. After a round robin group stage there are semi-finals and a final.

    The draw means that Robson is pitted against Williams in a singles match as Great Britain try to negotiate a group which includes the USA , France and Italy.

    Last year's winners, Spain, represented by Tommy Robredo and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, will not field a team this year.


    Group A

    1) Serbia – Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic

    4) Belgium – Justine Henin and Steve Darcis

    Kazakhstan – Yaroslava Shvedova and Andrey Golubev

    Australia – Alicia Molik and Lleyton Hewitt

    Group B

    2) USA - Serena Williams and John Isner

    3) Great Britain – Laura Robson and Andy Murray

    Italy – Francesca Schiavone and Potito Starace

    France – Kristina Mladenovic and Gael Monfils