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Russia beats Americans 2-1 in Hopman Cup

Russia beats Americans 2-1 in Hopman Cup

Nadia Petrova and California-based Dmitry Tursunov beat Ashley Harkleroad and Mardy Fish 6-3, 7-5 Tuesday to give Russia a 2-1 win over the United States at the Hopman Cup team tennis tournament.
Russia moves to 1-1 in Group A while the defending champion Americans are 0-2 after an opening loss to France.
France will try to improve to 2-0 with a later match Tuesday against Australia, which beat Russia in its first match Saturday.
Fish beat Tursunov, who moved to the United States from Russia with his family when he was 12, 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday. Fish had 13 aces, including four in a row to clinch the first set.
Fish also had four aces in a row in the 10th game of the second set to save four break points.
Petrova defeated Harkleroad 6-3, 6-0 to open the match.