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Hop­man Cup: Cameron Nor­rie and Katie Boul­ter beat Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas and Maria Sakkari 4-3, 3-4, 4-3, in­clud­ing 5-4 in a tiebreaker in the de­cid­ing mixed dou­bles set in the Fast4 for­mat, to give Bri­tain a 2-1 win over Greece in the open­ing match of the eight-team Hop­man Cup. Aus­tralia beat France 2-1 in the later match.

Of­fi­cials have scrapped ● the use of wet bulb globe tem­per­a­ture read­ings for next month’s Aus­tralian Open, which should re­sult in more matches sus­pended or de­layed by Mel­bourne’s no­to­ri­ously hot, dry and of­ten windy con­di­tions in Jan­uary.

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