Serena Williams, Andy Murray to begin 2016 seasons at Hopman Cup

World number one Serena Williams and British star Andy Murray will start their 2016 seasons at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.

Williams, who cut her 2015 season short this month, pulling out of both the China Open and the year-ending WTA Finals, saying she needed time to heal, will be back on court for the January 3 to 9 tournament as she prepares to defend her Australian Open title at Melbourne Park later that month.

She teamed up with John Isner at the mixed team tournament in Perth this year, losing in the final to Poland.

Meanwhile, Murray will partner Heather Watson for Britain while retiring Australian star Lleyton Hewitt will play alongside Casey Dellacqua.

Among other teams, Gael Monfils and Caroline Garcia play for France while Lucie Safarova and Jiri Vesely turn out for the Czech Republic.

 



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