On This Day

January 8, 2011 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands & John Isner beat Belgian pair Justine Henin & Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 victory; 6th title for the United States

Deaths in Sport

  • Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)