Spain wins 2nd in a row at Hopman Cup
Sunday, January 1, 2012
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- 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.