Mixed-doubles pair wins it for Spain

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 03, 2012

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: Sam Stosur of Australia plays a backhand in her singles match against Anabel Medina-Garrigues of Spain during the 2010 Fed Cup World Group II tie between Australia and Spain at Memorial Drive on February 7, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco were nearly perfect in mixed doubles at the Hopman Cup on Tuesday, beating China's Li Na and Wu Di 6-0, 6-2 to clinch a 2-1 team victory. Verdasco also beat Wu 6-3, 6-4 in singles after French Open champion Li gave the Chinese a 1-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Medina Garrigues. Spain won its second match in the competition, giving it a strong chance of advancing to Saturday's final from Group B. France, which beat China in its opener Saturday, takes on Australia later Tuesday. Denmark plays Bulgaria and the Czech Republic takes on the United States in Group A play Wednesday, with Denmark and the Czech Republic going for their second straight wins.
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