Norrie upsets Tsitsipas as Britain make winning start to Hopman Cup

Cameron Norrie upset world number 15 Stefanos Tsitsipas as Great Britain beat Greece in their Hopman Cup opener on Saturday.

World number 91 Norrie's 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 victory over one of the rising stars of men's tennis put the British team in the ascendancy, although Katie Boulter missed a chance to wrap up the win when she lost 6-0 4-6 6-2 to Maria Sakkari.

However, Norrie and Boulter combined to claim victory in the mixed doubles rubber and seal an opening triumph in their Group B campaign in Perth.

The duo face Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland on Sunday before finishing the group stage against the United States' Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe.

In the day's other match, France won their mixed doubles rubber to avoid a whitewash against Australia in Group A.

Singles wins for Ashleigh Barty and Matthew Ebden over Alize Cornet and Lucas Pouille ensured Australia would kick off the competition with a positive result, though the French pair pulled one back in the doubles with a straight-sets victory.

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