US off to winning start in Hopman Cup
World No 10 CoCo Vandeweghe launched her new season in impressive fashion as the United States beat Russia 2-1 on the opening day of the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth yesterday. Vandeweghe gave her team the early lead in the tie with a straightsets win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, before Jack Sock secured victory for the Americans by beating Karen Khachanov in three sets. The Russians then won the mixed doubles dead rubber in three sets under the Fast4 format. The American pair are aiming to go one better after losing to French duo Richard Gasquet and Kristina Mladenovic in the tournament final in January this year.