PERTH, Australia -- David Ferrer led Spain to 2-1 consolation victory over France in the Hopman Cup on Friday in what was the 36-year-old's last pro tennis event in Australia.
Ferrer, who will be retiring at Madrid in May, defeated Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) in Spain's final round-robin tie.
"It's going to be the last matches in my career and I try to enjoy every point that I play," Ferrer said. "For me it's a pleasure to play here in this center court at Hopman Cup. I never played but I am happy to have the chance to play one time here."
Muguruza received treatment while leading 3-0 in the first set and returned after eight minutes with her left thigh strapped.
Muguruza also went 3-0 up in the second set before Cornet broke back but eventually lost the match in straight sets.
Cornet and Pouille then provided France a consolation win when they won against Whitney Osuigwe and Ferrer 4-2, 4-2. Osuigwe replaced Muguruza, who withdrew from the mixed doubles due to a thigh injury.
Later, hosts Australia will take on Germany in the last match to decide winner from Group A which will take on Switzerland in the final.