Germany, Britain, and Australia all off to winning starts in the Hopman Cup

Alexander Zverev at the Hopman Cup

Germany got off to a winning start at the Hopman cup as Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev secured a 2-0 win over Spain.

Kerber got the ball rolling with a 6-2 3-6 6-3 win over Garbine Muguruza, before Zverev overcame David Ferrer 6-4 4-6 7-6.

Elsewhere, Britain stunned a Stefanos Tsitsipas-led Greece in the opening match.

Cameron Norrie defeated Tsitsipas 7-6 6-4, but Maria Sakkari levelled up the tie with a 6-0 4-6 6-2 success over Katie Boulter.

However, it was the Brits who took the win on the mixed doubles decider 4-3 3-4 4-3.

Hosts Australia were also triumphant, beating France 2-0 with singles successes for Ashleigh Barty and Matt Ebden over Alize Cornet and Lucas Pouille respectively.

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