Australia win Hopman Cup after 17 years

Australia win Hopman Cup after 17 years

Australians Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova beat Ukraine's Elina Svitolina and Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday.

For the first time, the host nation fielded two teams in the tournament, and Kyrgios and Gavrilova went through the week unbeaten as Australia Green, culminating in their 2-0 win over Ukraine to give Australia their second Hopman Cup.

Both players won their singles matches in the final in straight sets, with the mixed doubles category not being played. For both Australians, who have known each other for several years, it was a milestone tournament success.

Kyrgios collected his first senior ITF tournament title just four months after he was dumped from the Davis Cup team for the semifinal against Great Britain.

Gavrilova was representing her adopted country for the first time.
Australia's only previous title was when Mark Phillippoussis teamed with Jelena Dokic in 1999, while Ukraine have been beaten twice in the Hopman Cup final, previously in 1995.

Hopman Cup final: Australia Green bt Ukraine 2-0 (women's singles: Daria Gavrilova bt Elina Svitolina 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); men's singles: Nick Kyrgios bt Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-4.

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