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Tennis news - Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie open Hopman cup with victory for Great Britain

Boulter and Norrie open Hopman cup with victory for Great Britain

29/12/2018 at 12:25Updated 29/12/2018 at 16:49

Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter's Hopman Cup tournament got off to a flying start on Saturday with a win over Greece.

The Australian tournament's round-robin format comprises of national teams competing in two singles and a mixed-doubles match, with eight nations competing across two groups.

23-year-old Norrie, who is ranked 91st in the world, secured a straight-set victory over world no.15 Stefanos Tsitsipas by 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.

Video - Norrie reacts to one of biggest wins of career

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However, the pair won the mixed-doubles 4-3, 3-4 (2-5), 4-3 (5-4), to win the round.

They will next face Swiss team Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic on Sunday before facnig Serena WIlliams and Frances Tiafo, representing the USA on Thursday. The winner of each gruop will compete in the final on Saturday

RESULTS

DAY: GREAT BRITAIN D GREECE 2-1

Cameron Norrie (GBR) d Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7-6(8) 6-4

Maria Sakkari (GRE) d Katie Boulter (GBR) 6-0 4-6 6-2

Video - Highlights: Boulter and Norrie beat Sakkari and Tsitsipas after cliffhanger point

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NIGHT: AUSTRALIA D FRANCE 2-1

Ash Barty (AUS) d Alize Cornet (FRA) 7-5 6-3

Matt Ebden (AUS) d Lucas Pouille (FRA) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2

Cornet /Pouille (FRA) d Barty / Ebden (AUS) 4-3(4) 4-2

Video - GB's Norrie beats world No 15 Tsitsipas in Hopman Cup

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