WTA Tour

Muguruza, Ferrer to play for Spain at Hopman Cup

2018-08-15 08:15
Garbine Muguruza (Getty)

Perth - Two-time grand slam champion Garbine Muguruza will team with veteran David Ferrer in a strong Spanish pairing at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament in Perth from December 29. 

Ninth-ranked Muguruza and former World No 3 Ferrer are among players making their debuts at the tournament, a major lead-up event for the first grand slam of the season, the Australian Open. 

Rising Greece star Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked 15, will also make his Hopman Cup debut alongside 31-ranked Maria Sakkari. Playing at the Canadian Open last week Tsitsipas, 21, became the youngest player in the history of the ATP Tour to beat four top-10 players in consecutive matches at one tournament. 

"I'm super excited to be playing in Perth and, together with Maria, being the first Greek team playing in Perth for many years," Tsitsipas said. "I've worked so hard for it and being part of this event is so important for me." 

Muguruza and Ferrer will attempt to give Spain its fifth Hopman Cup win. 

"I'm looking forward to Perth and to play there. I've heard so many things about Hopman Cup, chatting about it to other Spanish people that went, and they say it's magic," Muguruza said. 

Defending champion Switzerland will again be represented by 20-time grand slam singles champion Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic while Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber, both ranked four in the world, are returning for 2018 runner-up Germany.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Vote

When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.