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Last Updated: Monday January 04 2010 16:58 GMT

Murray and Robson team up for GB

Andy Murray and Laura Robson

Tennis stars Andy Murray and Laura Robson have teamed up to help Great Britain to a win in the Hopman Cup.

The tournament is a mixed event played in Australia, with a male and a female representing each country taking part.

Robson lost the opening match against Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova, but Murray was at his best to defeat world number 133 Andrey Golubev.

That meant the mixed doubles match would decide which country would win, and Great Britain edged that match too.

But that victory was very close, as the final score in the match was 6-3 5-7 7-6, with Great Britain winning that final-set tie-break 12-10.


After the win Murray joked: "I'm going to blame her a little bit though because she started asking me if I moisturise my hands and I think maybe she lost her concentration just a little bit.

"But she's only 15 so I'll let her off. It was fun. She hit me on the back at one point - I don't think I really deserved was sore already because I was carrying her!"