Venus Williams leads US to win over SA in Hopman Cup

Published: 31 December, 2012 03:40 IST | PA Sport |

Former world No.1 Venus Williams played a pivotal role as the United States claimed a 2-1 victory over South Africa at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

The 32-year-old came from a set down to beat Chanelle Scheepers 4-6 6-2 6-3 to put the United States 1-0 up in the tie.

Venus Williams

However, South Africa responded with Kevin Anderson claiming a 7-6 (7-0) 7-6 (7-5) win over John Isner, who is ranked 23 places higher than his opponent at 14. Williams and Isner then came together for the deciding rubber and clinched the tie by winning the mixed doubles 6-3 6-2.

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