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France wins opening match over China at Hopman Cup

France wins opening match over China at Hopman Cup

Marion Bartoli and Richard Gasquet beat China's Li Na and Wu Di 6-1, 6-1 in mixed doubles Saturday to give France a 2-1 win in the opening match at the eight-country Hopman Cup.
Earlier, Gasquet beat Wu 6-1, 6-3 to level after French Open champion Li had beaten Bartoli 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in women's singles to give China an early lead at the Burswood Dome.
Bartoli broke Li's serve in the fifth game of the final set to take a 3-2 lead, but Li broke back to level the set at 4-4 and took the match by breaking in the final game. Wu double-faulted on match point in his loss.
Australia plays Spain in the only match Sunday. On Monday, Czech Republic plays Bulgaria and the United States faces Denmark.


Updated : 2020-12-04 23:23 GMT+08:00