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Australia must sweep Italy to remain alive in Hopman Cup

Brad Elborough, Perth Australia needs a clean sweep of its Hopman Cup tie with Italy in Perth on Tuesday to keep its title hopes alive in the mixed team tournament.

Bernard Tomic keeps Australia's Hopman Cup hopes alive in Perth

Bernard Tomic of Australia looks on in the men's singles match against Andreas Seppi of Italy during day four of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on December 31, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

Brad Elborough Bernard Tomic has shaken off a heavy training load to keep Australia's Hopman Cup title hopes alive.

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Sam Stosur loses again at Hopman Cup in Perth

Sam Stosur of Australia looks on in the women's singles match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during day four of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on December 31, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough Samantha Stosur's slow start to the Australian summer continued with a 6-4 6-4 loss to Italy's Flavia Pennetta at Perth's Hopman Cup on Tuesday.

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Australia out of Hopman Cup contention after loss to Italy

Bernard Tomic of Australia looks on in the men's singles match against Andreas Seppi of Italy during day four of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on December 31, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

Brad Elborough Bernard Tomic is certainly taking the Hopman Cup seriously.

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Hopman Cup: Bernard Tomic's win not enough to save Australia

Bernard Tomic.

Justin Chadwick A tired Bernard Tomic felt like he had just played a nine-set monster after fighting back to secure a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Italy's Andreas Seppi at the Hopman Cup on Tuesday.

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Hopman Cup at Perth Arena – Day Four

Samantha Stosur of Australia hits a return against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during their seventh session women's singles match on day four of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on December 31, 2013.

Australia and Italy clash in the only tie of the day on day four of the Hyundai Hopman Cup 2014 at the Perth Arena.

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France on course for first Hopman Cup

Alize Cornet of France hits a return against Sloane Stephens of the US during their eighth session women's singles match on day five of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Tony ASHBY  IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Brad Elborough France's hopes of winning their first ever Hopman Cup have been given a major boost after they defeated the US 2-1 at Perth Arena.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in fine form as France firms for Hopman Cup

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Brad Elborough, Perth France is now favoured to win its first Hopman Cup title. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Alize Cornet's 2-1 win over the US pair of John Isner and Sloane Stephens at the Perth Arena on Wednesday night should...

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Bernard Tomic can't prevent Poland reaching Hopman Cup final

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02: Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur of Australia talk inbetween games in the mixed doubles match against Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil of Poland during day six of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 2, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Justin Chadwick Bernard Tomic tried his best but ultimately couldn't do his good friend Milos Raonic a favour as Poland sealed a place in the Hopman Cup final in thrilling style.

France secures final place in Perth Hopman Cup

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France hits a return against Daniel Munoz-De La Nava of Spain during their eleventh session men's singles match on day seven of the Hopman Cup in Perth.

France has secured a spot in tomorrow night's Hopman Cup final against Poland after Alize Cornet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's posted wins at Perth Arena today.

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France ready for Perth Hopman Cup final

Brad Elborough France warmed up for its Hopman Cup final with an 8-3 pro-set victory over Spain in the mixed doubles on Friday.

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Jo-Wilfred Tsonga remains unbeaten in Hopman Cup

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Brad Elborough Jo-Wilfred Tsonga will go into Saturday's Hopman Cup final annoyed he dropped a set.

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Hopman Cup: Jo-Wilfred Tsonga takes hard-fought win against Poland

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Brad Elborough Jo-Wilfred Tsonga was supposed to win - it just wasn't supposed to be so difficult.

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France claims Hopman Cup victory over Poland

Alize Cornet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claim victory at the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena.

Brad Elborough France claims its first Hopman Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Poland.

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Tomic, Stosur lose Hopman Cup ties

Bernard Tomic hits a return to Milos Raonic.

Brad Elborough, Perth Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur fail to get Australia off to a winning start in the Hopman Cup.

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Sam Stosur set for big 2014 start, with Perth Hopman Cup

Sam Stosur.

Brad Elborough Sam Stosur will jetset into Perth on Boxing Day to begin her preparations for the Hyundai Hopman Cup and her tilt on returning to the world's top 10.

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Hopman Cup: Tomic clueless to Raonic's attack

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Brad Elborough Bernard Tomic rates Canada's Milos Raonic's serve as the best in mens' tennis after he failed to find an answer to the Canadian's fierce serve on Saturday night's singles match at the Hyundai Hopman...

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Hopman Cup: Watch out for Bouchard, the Stosur slayer

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Brad Elborough Up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has beaten Sam Stosur in their Hyundai Hopman Cup clash in Perth, putting a massive dent in the host nation's chances of winning the tournament.

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Tomic, Stosur aim to atone for Hopman Cup losses

Sam Stosur and Bernard Tomic of Australia talk inbetween play.

Australian duo Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur will be aiming to bounce back to the winners' list when they take on Italy in Tuesday's Hopman Cup tie at Perth Arena.

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Isner serves up winning start to season at Hopman Cup

John Isner

Brad Elborough John Isner is already enjoying a better start to his season than he did last year - and it has only just begun.