Andy’s Reads: Hopman Cup Canceled and Verdasco Becomes Dad

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Hopman Cup, the mixed team event held in Perth and served as a warm-up to the Australian Open for years, comes to an end after 31 years (Reuters)

Fernando Verdasco and his wife Ana welcomed a baby boy Miguel.  Anna Kournikova, former WTA star becomes Miguel’s aunt (Think Spain)

Denis Shapovalov did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. One of the questions was “As a Canadian, are you contractually obliged to apologize to every opponent you beat?” (Reddit)

Canada is producing a lot of good tennis players: Bibi Andresscu, Denis Shapovalov and the latest phenom Felix Auger-Aliassime (aka FAA). Learn more about the 18-year old FAA (Tennis.com)

The rise and fall of South Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon (Korea Joongang Daily)

Former coach who trained Naomi and Mari Osaka during their junior days sues them for $2 million (NY Post)

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison sentence (tennis.com)

Wimbledon sells 5-year passes to premium seats on Center Court for £80,000 each (The Guardian)

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