Poland’s 2-1 victory over France meant that despite both Watson and Murray winning their singles matches, there was no chance of Britain reaching the final, where Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska and Jerzy Janowicz will play the USA’s Serena Williams and John Isner.
Watson recorded her first singles win of the week, seeing off Australia’s Casey Dellacqua in straight sets, 6-3 6-4. Before Murray stepped up to beat??Marinko Matosevic 6-3 6-2.
Watson will now fly to Tazmania to play in the Hobart International ahead of her Australian Open campaign. After the match, she told reporters:??”I knew that Casey’s the home girl here and there was a lot of support here, but I have to thank everyone for cheering for me too,” Watson said.
“It was so much fun. Casey played an amazing match and especially at the end it was pretty exciting.”