Posted December 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
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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 on Sunday to give the United States a 1-0 lead at the Hopman Cup mixed team event. John Isner will play Kevin Anderson in the next men's singles match, with the teams playing a mixed doubles match later. In the second match 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 Saturday over South Africa.
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