Hopman Cup over for Ana and Novak

Hopman Cup over for Ana and Novak

Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic have failed to enter the finals of this year Hopman Cup despite their win over the Russian national team. Even though, just like the USA national team, they had two victories and a match score 5:4, a better ratio of gained sets to the USA team's advantage was crucial (12:8 to 10:8). The question who would be the finalist was settled by the Swedish national team’s surrender before the mixed doubles match with the Americans due to the injury of Thomas Johansson, which gave the USA team a place in the finals.

A duel with the Russians did not start well, since Ana Ivanovic was defeated by Svetlana Kuznetsova with score 6:1, 6:4. Novak Djokovic tied the score to 1:1 with victory over Yuri Schukin 6:0, 6:2. Just before the mixed doubles match, Ana and Nole found out they could not get into the finals, however that did not shake them. The mixed doubles match went to Serbian teenagers with the score 6:2, 7:6 (7-4). With this victory the Serbia & Montenegro team reserved the second place in the group.