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Near record crowd watches Australia’s Hopman Cup win

Near record crowd watches Australia’s Hopman Cup win
January 10, 2016

An aggregate crowd of 96,146 fans watched the 2016 Hopman Cup at the Perth Arena with a final day crowd of 12,563 seeing Australia’s Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios triumph in the tournament.

While Kyrgios and Gavrilova won Australia’s first Hopman Cup title since 1999, the seven day event’s crowd figures were the second highest ever during the 28 years of its annual staging – with final setting an attendance record for a Hopman Cup decider.

Although the withdrawl of several leading players prior to the tournament, including women’s tennis legend Serena Williams, was a blow, the event still featured 11 top 50 tennis players, including two top ten players.

The presence of World No.30 Kyrgios, World No.2 Andy Murray and Australian tennis Lleyton Hewitt’s swansong at the event boosted attendance, which featured two Australian teams: Green featuring Gavrilova and Kyrgios, and Gold featuring Hewitt and Jarmila Wolfe.

Wednesday’s night session between Australia Green and Great Britain saw the event’s largest session attendance for 2016 with 13,071 attendees packing into Perth Arena to watch Kyrgios and Gavrilova defeat Great Britain’s Murray and Heather Watson.

This was the second highest session attendance in the tournament’s history, sitting behind the Australia and Serbia session in 2013.

During the week, competitors also made high profile visits to leading Perth attractions with Murray meeting koala’s in Perth’s Kings Park while Kyrgios played beach tennis at Cottesloe Beach.

On social media, as of 9th January @hopmancup on Twitter grew by almost 20%, to 19,500 followers and generated 4.36 million impressions and 192,000 profile visits during the event period.

Hopman Cup is the official mixed team competition of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is proudly supported locally by the Western Australian Government, through Tourism WA.

Hopman Cup is part of the Emirates Australian Open Series, which also incorporates Brisbane International presented by Suncorp, Apia International Sydney, Hobart International and World Tennis Challenge (Adelaide).

For more information go to www.hopmancup.com

Image: Facebook/Hopman Cup.

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