For the first time in 21 years Ukraine joins Hopman Cup

Source : 112 Ukraine

Dolgopolov and Svitolina to play for Ukraine in the tennis tournament in Australia
18:22, 7 October 2015

In the next season Ukrainian tennis team will participate in one of the most prestigious international tennis tournaments for national teams - Hopman Cup 2016. The national team will be presented as part of the strongest athletes according to the world ranking: Elina Svitolina and Oleksander Dolgopolov.

Ukraine is announced to compete with Australia Gold, United States and Czech Republic. 

"Ukraine was last represented at the event by brother sister duo, former world No.4 Andrei Medvedev and Natalia Medvedeva from 1993 to 1995. The pair finished as runners-up to Germany’s Boris Becker and Anke Huber in 1995," according to the Hopman Cup.

Ukraine used to form part of the Soviet Union which also competed at the Hopman Cup on two occasions in the early 1990s. Also Ukraine completed at the tournament in 1995.

The Hopman Cup XXVIII will be the 28th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. The tournament will take place on the 3rd of January 2016 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

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