Anderson levels tie for SA
Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated American John Isner 7-6 (0), 7-6 (5) to take their Hopman Cup encounter to a deciding mixed doubles.
Venus Williams, playing her first match since winning the Luxembourg title in October, defeated South Africa’s Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 earlier on Sunday to give the United States a 1-0 lead.
In the second match on Sunday, the French combination of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Mathilde Johansson will face Spain’s Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Spain won its opening match on Saturday over South Africa.