Ausralia’s 17-year Hopman Cup title drought is over after Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova powered to singles wins over Ukraine in Saturday’s final at Perth Arena.
Gavrilova’s 6-4 7-6 (8-6) victory over world No.19 Elina Svitolina gave Australia Green the perfect start, before Kyrgios wrapped up the job with a 6-3 6-4 demolition of Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Australia’s only previous Hopman Cup title came back in 1999, when Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic took out the crown.
Kyrgios was the hero of Hopman Cup 28, winning all four of his singles matches, and combining with Gavrilova for an unbeaten doubles run.
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