Hopman Cup draw reaction

Hopman Cup draw reaction

Ana has given her reaction to the 2013 Hopman Cup draw. Alongside Novak Djokovic, Ana's top-seeded Serbia has been drawn in Group A with Italy, Germany and Australia.
"These are three nations with a great tennis history," said Ana. "Each team is strong and it's going to be very challenging. To play my first match of the season against Francesca Schiavone is tough.

"At the same time, Novak and I played well the last time we were in Perth and we're confident that we can reach the final again at the very least."
As well as former French Open champion Schiavone, Ana is set to take on former top 10-ranked Andrea Petkovic and home hope Casey Dellacqua.
Should they reach the final, which they did in 2011 only for Ana to suffer an abdominal injury which forced their withdrawal, Serbia will take on the winner of Group B: USA, Spain, South Africa or France.
"This is such a great event," said Ana. "Not only is it a joy to be part of, but it's perfect preparation for the Australian Open, because I am guaranteed three singles matches and three mixed doubles matches.
"Next year's event will be even more special because of the new Perth Arena. I am really looking forward to this event."
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