Andy Murray & Heather Watson: GB lose in Hopman Cup

Heather Watson, Andy Murray, Jerzy Janowicz and Agnieszka Radwanska
GB's Andy Murray and Heather Watson face Australia on Friday

Andy Murray and Heather Watson suffered mixed doubles defeat as Great Britain lost 2-1 to Poland in the Hopman Cup.

Watson, 22, lost the opening rubber 6-3 6-1 to Agnieszka Radwanska, but Murray, 27, levelled the tie with a 6-2 6-4 win over Jerzy Janowicz in Perth.

But the British duo lost the mixed doubles 6-4 6-4 as Group B leaders Poland remained undefeated.

Britain will play Australia on Friday, with only the group winners reaching Saturday's final.

Poland, who are the only team in the group not to lose, will qualify for the final if they beat France on Friday.

The format guarantees all the players at least three singles matches as they prepare for the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on 19 January.

Hopman Cup - Group A
Canada: Eugenie Bouchard, Vasek PospisilCzech Republic: Lucie Safarova, Adam Pavlasek
Italy: Flavia Pennetta, Fabio FogniniUnited States: Serena Williams, John Isner
Hopman Cup - Group B
Australia: Casey Dellacqua, Matt EbdenFrance: Alize Cornet, Benoit Paire
Great Britain: Heather Watson, Andy MurrayPoland: Agnieszka Radwanska, Jerzy Janowicz

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