Australia, represented by Thanasi Kokkinakis (ATP 209) and Daria Gavrilova (WTA 25), is Sunday with a 2-1 victory against Canada started at the Hopman Cup tennis, the unofficial world CHAMPIONSHIPS for mixed teams in the Australian Perth.
Gavrilova, who in 2016 in Perth out of the race, picked up on the side of Nick Kyrgios, gave the host country a 1-0 lead by Eugenie Bouchard (WTA 83) with 6-1 and 6-4 to beat. Then won the recently injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3 against Vasek Pospisil (ATP 108). In the unnecessary in the mixed doubles drew Bouchard and Pospisil 4-3 (5/1) and 4-3 (6/4) at the longest end.
Just like Australia and Canada, and is also Belgium are in group A. David Goffin (ATP 7) and Elise Mertens (WTA 36) meet Monday (10: 30 Belgian time), the Germans Alexander Zverev (ATP 4) and Angelique Kerber (WTA 21). Wednesday (10.30 am) to watch the Belgians the host country in the eyes. The last team contest against the Canadians is Friday at 3u programmed.
In group B defeated the United States Saturday Russia 2-1. Switzerland was 3-0 too strong for Japan.
Results of the Sunday matches played on the second day of the Hopman Cup tennis in Perth:
– Group A
Australia – Canada 2-1
Daria Gavrilova (Aus) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can) 6-1, 6-4
Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) – Vasek Pospisil (Can) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Pospisil/Bouchard (Can) – Kokkinakis/Gavrilova (Aus) 4-3 (5/1), 4-3 (6/4)