As we journey Down Under to the Australian Open, we have arrived at one of the best stops of the year in Western Australia - the Hopman Cup.
When watching the Hopman Cup, don't you wish every tournament and slam had a mixed doubles tournament? GlamSpinTennis sure does.
Alas, other that this detour to Perth, we only get to see official mixed doubles pairings at the Olympic Games every 4 years.
Hopman Cup 2015 Superlatives:
Most likely to be hometown heroes if they can make it to the final round:
Team Australia - Casey Dellacqua & Matt Ebden
Most excited to play in their first Hopman Cup:
Team Czech - Lucie Safarova & Adam Pavlasek
Team Canada - Genie Bouchard & Vasek Pospisil
Most awkward pairing/best rebound:
Team Great Britain - Heather Watson & Andy Murray
(Andy Murray chose to play with Laura Robson over the higher ranked Heather Watson during the 2012 Olympic Games. Andy and Laura went on to win the silver medal).
Most are they or aren't they? and most attractive:
Team Italy - Flavia Panetta & Fabio Fognini
Most likely dark horse team of the tournament:
Team Poland - Aga Radwanska & Jerzy Janowicz
Most theatrical and best dressed:
Team France - Alize Cornet & Benoit Paire
Most stressed, jet-lagged, and in need of a cup of coffee:
Team USA - Serena Williams & John Isner
2014 Hopman Cup Superlatives