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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gives France early lead at Hopman Cup

Associated Press
Jan 01, 2013 at 07:07pm IST

Perth: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has handed John Isner his second straight singles defeat at the Hopman Cup, beating the American 6-3, 6-2 to give France a 1-0 lead in the only tie between teams Tuesday.

Later Tuesday on hard court at the Perth Arena, Venus Williams faces Mathilde Johansson in an attempt to take the match into a decisive mixed doubles.

The Americans won their opening match at the eight-team tournament, beating South Africa on Sunday, while France lost to Spain.

Tsonga gives France early lead at Hopman Cup

Tsonga has handed John Isner his second straight singles defeat at the Hopman Cup, beating the American 6-3, 6-2.

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