Australia win Hopman Cup for 1st time in 17 years
Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova had singles wins over Ukraine to lead the Australia Green team to the Hopman Cup, the country's first title in the mixed teams event in 17 years.
Gavrilova's 6-4, 7-6 (6) victory over Elina Svitolina gave Australia a 1-0 lead before Kyrgios clinched the title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov ahead of the mixed doubles. Australia's only previous Hopman Cup title came in 1999, when Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic beat the Swedish pair of Jonas Bjorkman and Asa Carlsson in the final. The last time Australia reached the final was in 2003, when Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia Molik were defeated 3-0 by Serena Williams and James Blake of the United States.
Kyrgios won all four of his singles matches and combined with Gavrilova for an unbeaten mixed doubles run.