Russia advances to Hopman Cup final

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Russia beat France 3-0 to enter the finals of the Hopman Cup team tennis tournament on Thursday.

Russia advances to Hopman Cup final
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Nadia Petrova and Dmitry Tursunov won their singles matches then combined in mixed doubles to give Russia a 3-0 win on Thursday over France and a spot in the Hopman Cup team tennis final. Petrova beat Tatiana Golovin of France 7-6 (2), 6-0 and California-based Tursunov defeated Jerome Haehnel 6-1, 6-4 in the singles. Petrova and Tursunov then combined to beat Golovin and Haehnel 6-4, 6-2 to complete the whitewash and finish the round-robin at 2-1. France also finished at 2-1 but did not qualify for the final due to its loss to Russia. Russia will play the winner of Group B in Friday's final at the Burswood Dome _ either India or Spain, who played later on Thursday. The Czech Republic and Croatia also met later. In another Group A match Thursday, Australia beat the United States 2-1 after Alicia Molik and Nathan Healey won the deciding mixed doubles over Ashley Harkleroad and Mardy Fish 6-4, 7-5. The Americans finished 0-3. Molik beat Harkleroad, a late replacement for the injured Venus Williams, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to give Australia a 1-0 lead before Fish evened the match with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Healey.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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