PERTH, Australia (AP) — French Open champion Li Na and Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova will contest the mixed-teams Hopman Cup tennis event in January as part of the lead up to the Australian Open.
Li will partner with 19-year-old Wu Di for China, while Kvitova will join ninth-ranked Tomas Berdych for the Czech Republic at the Dec. 31-Jan. 7 event.
The fifth-ranked Li, who was also runner-up at this year’s Australian Open, became the first Asian player to win a Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros.
Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, whose world ranking has slipped to No. 165, will link up with No. 30 Jarmila Gajdosova for Australia.