Daria Gavrilova of the Australia Green team hits a return against Caroline Garcia of France during their twelfth session women's singles match on day six of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 8, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Tony ASHBY
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Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova propelled Australia into their first Hopman Cup final since 2003, beating French pairing Kenny de Schepper and Caroline Garcia in a tense decider, 6-4, 2-6, 11-9 .The home side -- one of two Australian combinations in the mixed teams event -- looked set to cruise into the final when they took the first set, but the French duo rallied and forced a match to a three set tiebreak.Murray was too good for the emerging Zverev, despite being broken when he initially served for the second set, winning 6-3, 6-4 for two victories from his three singles matches in Perth.His one defeat was to Kyrgios.Ranked 32 in the world, the German had three break points at 0-40 when Watson served for the match in the second set, but the world number 55 claimed the final five points in succession to complete a 6-3, 6-4 win.
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