Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco have prevailed in Session 2 of Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIV over an Australian team of Jarmila Gajdosova and Lleyton Hewitt in front of 7393 fans inside Perth’s Burswood Dome Sunday night.
The Session started with Gajdosova beating Medina Garrigues 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 and then Verdasco levelled things to force a deciding mixed doubles beating Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and then in the mixed doubles, Spain won 3-6, 6-3, 11/9 (Match Tie-break).
Medina Garrigues was delighted after the mixed doubles win to take part in the win for Spain in her second visit to Perth after making the 2007 Final alongside Tommy Robredo.
“We play two hours my singles, two hours his singles and then the mixed doubles and it was so, so tough,” Medina Garrigues said.
“Fernando made a big shot and I think that was ball of the match. We are very happy, so sorry for the crowd for the country but we are happy because we can win.”
Verdasco had an outstanding, but taxi...