Tennis: U.S. defeats South Africa at Hopman Cup
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Monday, December 31, 2012
Venus Williams and John Isner led the United States to a 2-1 victory over South Africa at the Hopman Cup mixed team competition Sunday in Perth, Australia.
Williams rallied to defeat 60th-ranked Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. After Kevin Anderson beat Isner 7-6 (0), 7-6 (5), the match came down to mixed doubles. Williams and Isner beat the South Africans 6-3, 6-2 to clinch victory.
Williams was playing for the first time since winning at Luxembourg in mid-October.