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Poland beat United States to lift Hopman Cup

ESPN staff
January 10, 2015
Poland's Jerzy Janowicz and Agnieszka Radwanska defeated the United States' John Isner and Serena Williams © Getty Images

Poland lifted the Hopman Cup for the first time as Jerzy Janowicz and Agnieszka Radwanska defeated American duo John Isner and Serena Williams 2-1 in Perth.

The match went down to the deciding mixed doubles clash after singles wins for Radwanska and Isner and it was the Poles who came out on top, winning 7-5 6-3.

They came from a break down to take the opening set and broke again for a 3-1 lead in the second to set up victory.

Radwanska had given Poland a surprise 1-0 lead with a 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1 upset of world No.1 Williams.

Williams began her match against Radwanska with an 8-0 career record against the world number five, but this time it was one-way traffic in favour of the Pole and Radwanska had the chance to serve for the match in the second set before Williams broke back to force a third.

However, it only delayed the final result, which came in a little over two hours.

The United States drew level when Isner beat Janowicz in a hard-fought men's final. After an epic opening set, Isner made lighter work of the second to win 7-6(10) 6-4, but Poland regrouped to take the title.

Jerzy Janowicz and Agnieszka Radwanska hold the Hopman Cup aloft © Getty Images
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