Top-ranked Lee, Li to miss Asian Hopman Cup

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BANGKOK, Oct 16 (Reuters) China and South Korea will be without their top-ranked singles players for next month's Asian Hopman Cup, organisers said today.

Asian number ones Lee Hyung-taik (South Korea) and Li Na (China) have been left out of the six-nation mixed team event, the winner of which earns a place at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

Japan, South Korea, China, Uzbekistan, Taiwan and hosts Thailand will take part in this year's competition in Bangkok from Nov. 8-11.

India won the inaugural Asian Hopman Cup last year. The event follows a round-robin format, with men's and women's singles and mixed doubles.

Teams: Thailand: Tamarine Tanasugarn, Danai Udomchoke China: Xie Yanze, Yu Wang Japan: Ayumi Morita, Kei Nishikori South Korea: Lee Ye-ra, Kyu Tae-im Uzbekistan: Iroda Tulyaganova, Farrukh Dustov Taiwan: Hsieh Su-wei, Lu Yen-hsun REUTERS TB AS1136

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