Stefanos Tsitsipas, Maria Sakkari Set for Hopman Cup Team Event

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP) — Rising Greece star Stefanos Tsitsipas will make his Hopman Cup debut alongside Maria Sakkari.“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.”Serena Williams and Roger Federer have committed to play the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in late December while former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev will represent Germany.Frances Tiafoe will be Williams’ partner for the United States, while Belinda Bencic will again represent Switzerland with Federer to defend the title they won in January over Kerber and Zverev in the final.FILE – Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece returns to Rafael Nadal of Spain during championships men’s finals Rogers Cup tennis action in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 in Montreal. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Williams and Federer are scheduled to play mixed doubles against each other when the U.S. meets Switzerland on Jan. 1.The eight-country tournament is scheduled from Dec. 29 to Jan. 5 on indoor hard courts at Perth Arena. It used by the players as a tune-up event for the Australian Open which begins Jan. 14 in Melbourne.__Teams announced Wednesday:Greece: Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria SakkariAustralia: Matt Ebden and Ashleigh BartyFrance: Lucas Pouille and Alize CornetGermany: Alexander Zverev and Angelique KerberBritain: Cameron Norrie and Katie BoulterSpain: David Ferrer and Garbine MuguruzaSwitzerland: Roger Federer and Belinda BencicUnited States: Frances Tiafoe and Serena WilliamsTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more