France beat United States to win Hopman Cup

Richard Gasquet and Kristina Mladenovic win the Hopman Cup title in Perth for France against the US. (Photo: Hopman Cup)

Kristina Mladenovic and Richard Gasquet beat Coco Vandeweghe and Jack Sock of the United States to win France’s second Hopman Cup title in Perth on Saturday.

Gasquet, who saved a match point in the third-set tiebreak, gave France the early lead by beating Sock 6-3 5-7 7-6(6) in a thrilling match lasting two and a half hours.

Mladenovic, however, failed to wrap up victory as she struggled to cope with the powerful groundstrokes of Vandeweghe, who brought the US level by beating the Frenchwoman 6-4 7-5.

Vandeweghe’s win forced the final to a deciding mixed doubles match and France won it 4-1 4-3(0) after a second-set tiebreak to deny the Americans a record seventh Hopman Cup title.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53