Perth, Australia, 12 December 2013 |

They might fly slightly under the radar, but the Italian team coming to Perth for Hyundai Hopman Cup 2014 are a duo that no nation will look forward to playing come January.

Flavia Pennetta and Andreas Seppi combine for 26 years of experience on the professional tours and 12 career singles titles, as well as several years under their belts of representing their country in Fed Cup and Davis Cup.

With Seppi hailing from South Tyrol in the snowy north and Pennetta from sunny, southern Brindisi, the two Italian stars have their country – both metaphorically and literally – covered.

And it will no doubt show when they take to Perth Arena for their first match against top seeds Poland in what will be the first tie of the Hopman Cup.

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