Tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams headline the 31st and possibly last edition of the Hopman Cup in 2019, live from Perth between December 29 to January 5.

The mixed-teams event in Perth has always been a popular destination for players to launch their new seasons, and 2019 will be no different, with the likes of Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas joining Federer and Williams in representing their countries at the Hopman Cup!

Hopman Cup live streaming

Hopman Cup tennis is live from December 29 to January 5, 2019, with play starting around 10.00am local/12.00am GMT. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

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Hopman Cup tournament schedule

Who is playing the Hopman Cup in 2019?

Sixteen players, eight countries and two groups - a whole host of leading figures from men’s and women’s tennis will descend on Perth for the start of the new tennis season and Australian summer for yet another star-studded edition of the Hopman Cup in 2019.

Group A

Germany (Alexander Zverev & Angelique Kerber)
France (Lucas Pouille & Alize Cornet)
Australia (Matt Ebden & Ashleigh Barty)
Spain (David Ferrer & Garbine Muguruza)

Group B

USA (Frances Tiafoe & Serena Williams)
Switzerland (Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic)
Greece (Stefanos Tsitsipas & Maria Sakkari)
Great Britain (Cameron Norrie & Katie Boulter)

While every team at the 2019 Hopman Cup catches the eye in one way or another, all of the attention in Perth will be on Roger Federer and Serena Williams. The two legends are set to square off in mixed doubles in a New Year’s Day blockbuster on January 1 as Switzerland and USA do battle in what will surely be a solid out Perth Arena. Federer teamed up with former World No. 7 Belinda Bencic to win the Hopman Cup last year, beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber - who are also back in 2019 - in the final.

Meanwhile, Williams will be back in the public spotlight for the first time (at least on the tennis court) since her infamous U.S. Open final meltdown against Naomi Osaka, where she was handed a game penalty by umpire Carlos Ramos for repeated infringements. Williams is a two-time champion at the Hopman Cup, partnering James Blake in 2003 and Mardy Fish in 2008.

Germany’s Zverev and Kerber are the top seeds in Group A as the pair come off outstanding 2018 seasons, with Kerber bouncing back from a tough 2017 to win her third Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, while Zverev maintained his position inside the top five and claimed his third ATP Masters 1000 crown in Madrid. They will be hoping to bring home the Hopman Cup trophy back to Germany for the first time since 1995.

2014 champions France have always been blessed with immense depth, but 2018 marked the first time no players from the nation had finished inside the top 20 of the rankings since 2006 - can Alize Cornet (who was part of the victorious French team in 2014) and Lucas Pouille begin 2019 with a bang and emerge triumphant in Perth?

Rounding out Group A are Australia’s Matt Ebden and Ash Barty, who ended 2018 on a high after winning the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai to end the season at No. 15 in the world, while David Ferrer’s farewell tour begins in Perth as he partners former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza for Spain.

Greece making their Hopman Cup debut as young guns Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari team up in Group B, while the relatively inexperienced combination of Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter will be hoping to spring a few surprises for Great Britain.

About the Hopman Cup

The Hopman Cup is an annual international team event that features one male and female player from eight nations, who compete against each other in a round robin format. Nations are split into two groups - Group A and Group B - and players subsequently play one men’s and women’s singles match each respectively against each of the other three teams in their group, before pairing together for mixed doubles. The top team from each group then face off in the final to determine the overall winner.

The Championship is named after the late Harry Hopman, a former Australian tennis player and coach, who helped the nation win 15 Davis Cup titles between 1938 and 1969. Staged at the indoor Perth Arena each year (after moving there in 2013), the main stadium can accommodate up to 12,500 tennis fans. The Hopman Cup is the perfect platform for players to launch their preparations for the first Grand Slam of the season later in January, with the hot conditions in Perth distinctly similar to that of Melbourne’s Australian Open.

Czechoslovakia won the first ever Hopman Cup in 1989 with a victory over home nation Australia in the final, while the USA have been the most successful nation in the tournament’s 29-year history, winning the championship six times and finishing as runner-up on a further five occasions. Spain, Australia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland are the only other countries to have won the Hopman Cup on multiple occasions.

Some of the best players in history - men and women - have represented and led their countries to Hopman Cup glory, including Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Boris Becker, Martina Hingis, Goran Ivanisevic, Steffi Graf and Lindsay Davenport. The 2019 edition of the Hopman Cup is set to be the last, with funding for the competition likely to go into a brand new World Cup of tennis, which is tentatively planned to take its place on the calendar from 2020.

Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland are the defending Hopman Cup champions after beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber in the 2018 final.

Hopman Cup tournament information

Hopman Cup fast facts

Hopman Cup
DatesDecember 29 to January 5, 2018
LocationPerth, Australia
VenuePerth Arena
Number of teams8
First played1989
Reigning championsSwitzerland (Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic)

Hopman Cup former champions

Previous Hopman Cup winners

YearChampionRunner-upMale ChampionFemale ChampionMale Runner-upFemale Runner-up
1989CzechoslovakiaAustraliaMiloslav MecirHelena SukovaPat CashHana Mandilkova
1990SpainUnited StatesEmilio SanchezArantxa Sanchez VicarioJohn McEnroePam Shriver
1991YugoslaviaUnited StatesGoran PrpicMonica SelesDavid WheatonZina Garrison
1992SwitzerlandCzechoslovakiaJakob HlasekManuela Maleeva-FragniereKarel NovacekHelena Sukova
1993GermanySpainMichael StichSteffi GrafEmilio SanchezArantxa Sanchez Vicario
1994Czech RepublicGermanyPeter KordaJana NovotnaBernd KarbacherAnke Huber
1995GermanyUkraineBoris BeckerAnke HuberAndrei MedvedevNatalia Medvedeva
1996CroatiaSwitzerlandGoran IvanisevicIva MajoliMarc RossetMartin Hingis
1997United StatesSouth AfricaJustin GimelstobChanda RubinWayne FerreiraAmanda Coetzer
1998SlovakiaFranceKarol KuceraKarina HabsudovaCedric PiolineMary Pierce
1999AustraliaSwedenMark PhilippoussisJelena DokicJonas BjorkmanAsa Carlsson
2000South AfricaThailandWayne FerreiraAmanda CoetzerParadorn SrichaphanTamarine Tanasugarn
2001SwitzerlandUnited StatesRoger FedererMartina HingisJan-Michael GambillMonica Seles
2002SpainUnited StatesTommy RobredoArantxa Sanchez VicarioJan-Michael GambillMonica Seles
2003United StatesAustraliaJames BlakeSerena WilliamsLleyton HewittAlicia Molik
2004United StatesSlovakiaJames BlakeLindsay DavenportKarol KuceraDaniela Hantuchova
2005SlovakiaArgentinaDominik HrbatyDaniela HantuchovaGuillermo CoriaGisela Dulko
2006United StatesNetherlandsTaylor DentLisa RaymondPeter WesselsMichaella Krajicek
2007RussiaSpainDmitry TursunovNadia PetrovaTommy RobredoAnabel Medina Garrigues
2008United StatesSerbiaMardy FishSerena WilliamsNovak DjokovicJelena Jankovic
2009SlovakiaRussiaDominik HrbatyDominika CibulkovaMarat SafinDinara Safina
2010SpainGreat BritainTommy RobredoMJ Martinez SanchezAndy MurrayLaura Robson
2011United StatesBelgiumJohn IsnerBethanie Mattek-SandsRuben BemelmansJustine Henin
2012Czech RepublicFranceTomas BerdychPetra KvitovaRichard GasquetMarion Bartoli
2013SpainSerbiaFernando VerdascoAnabel Medina GarriguesNovak DjokovicAna Ivanovic
2014FrancePolandJo-Wilfried TsongaAlize CornetGrzegorz PanfilAgnieszka Radwanska
2015PolandUnited StatesJerzy JanowiczAgnieszka RadwanskaJohn IsnerSerena Williams
2016AustraliaUkraineNick KyrgiosDaria GavrilovaAlexandr DolgopolovElina Svitolina
2017FranceUnited StatesRichard GasquetKristina MladenovicJack SockCoCo Vandeweghe
2018SwitzerlandGermanyRoger FedererBelinda BencicAlexander ZverevAngelique Kerber

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