Britain were denied a place in the Hopman Cup final as Australia Green edged out France in a tense finish.
The British team of Andy Murray and Heather Watson had put pressure on the Australians by beating Germany 3-0 in Perth, which meant Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova needed to defeat France to reach the final.
Kyrgios won comfortably against Kenny De Schepper but Gavrilova lost to Caroline Garcia and the mixed doubles went to a deciding match tie-break. It was close all the way through but Gavrilova pulled off a brilliant volley to save a French match point at 9-8 and Australia won three points in a row to clinch victory.
Their 11-9 success was a repeat of the deciding tie-break they won against Britain on Wednesday, which ultimately proved the difference between the sides