PERTH, Australia - France won their second Hopman Cup trophy after Kristina Mladenovic and Richard Gasquet partnered to defeat CoCo Vandeweghe and Jack Sock of the United States in the final in Perth.
It came down to the wire for France in the mixed team event; after France took the lead with Gasquet's rollercoaster 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6) win over Sock, the big-serving Vandeweghe struck back against Mladenovic to level the tie, 6-4, 7-5.
Mladenovic and Gasquet eventually prevailed 4-1, 4-3 in the deciding FAST4 mixed doubles clash, ending the United States' bid for a record seventh Hopman Cup crown.
"Just the fact that we are now holding the trophy is something very nice," Mladenovic told HopmanCup.com.
"To have our names on the trophy means a lot because some great players won that. We are just very happy really."