(January 4, 2015) Team Czech Republic defeated Canada 2-1 on day one of Hopman Cup on Sunday in Perth. Lucie Safarova lead the charge for the Czechs with a 6-0, 6-4 win over No. 7 in the world Eugenie Bouchard and later combined with Adam Pavlasek to win the mixed doubles.
“It’s the best way I could imagine and I started really strong and was pressuring her from the first point,” the 16th ranked Safarova told media.
Serena Williams and John Isner representing team USA will play their first match against Italy on Monday. Andy Murray, fresh off his Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament win, will lead Great Britain against France.
“If anything it’s going to help me for Melbourne,” Williams said of the 106 degree Fahrenheit temperature in the forecast for her Monday matches. “Perth is one of the hottest places I’ve ever played, so it will be really good for the preparation in Melbourne, which is always super-hot.”
Day 1 – Final results
Czech Republic d Canada 2-1
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-0 6-4
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 7-6(5) 6-2
Lucie Safarova / Adam Pavlasek (CZE) d Eugenie Bouchard / Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-4 6-2
Poland d Australia 3-0
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 6-2 6-3
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) d Matt Ebden (AUS) 3-6 7-5 6-0
Agnieszka Radwanska / Jerzy Janowicz (POL) d Casey Dellacqua / Ben Mitchell (AUS) 8-6