Isner, Stephens give US win at Hopman Cup
Sloane Stephens and John Isner won their singles matches to give
the United States a winning start at the Hopman Cup on Monday and
virtually end Spain’s chances in the international mixed team
Stephens, who beat Serena Williams en route to the 2013
Australian Open semifinals, won nine of the last 10 games in a 6-3,
6-1 victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues before Isner beat Daniel
Munoz-de La Nava 6-3, 6-4 to clinch winning a 2-0 lead ahead of the
It was Spain’s second defeat in as many days in Perth.
At the Brisbane International, fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic
beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 7-6 (6) and
No. 8 Carla Suarez beat Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-2, 6-1.