Posted December 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has handed John Isner his second straight singles defeat at the Hopman Cup, beating the American 6-3, 6-2 to give France a 1-0 lead in the only tie between teams Tuesday. Later Tuesday on hard court at the Perth Arena, Venus Williams faces Mathilde Johansson in an attempt to take the match into a decisive mixed doubles. The Americans won their opening match at the eight-team tournament, beating South Africa on Sunday, while France lost to Spain.

Hopman Cup results

Results Sunday at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament on hard courts at Perth Arena: United States 2, South Africa 1 Venus Williams, United States, def. Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. John Isner, United States, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (5). Williams and Isner, United States, def. Scheepers and Anderson, South Africa, 6-3, 6-2....
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