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Venus levels Hopman Cup tie for U.S.

Tennis

Perth, Australia – Venus Williams came from a set and 4-1 down to overcome Mathilde Johansson of France 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 at the Hopman Cup and even the United States-France tie at 1-1 on Tuesday.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had earlier made a perfect start to the year, beating American John Isner 6-3, 6-2 in just 55 minutes.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Venus Williams of the USA plays a backhand to Mathilde Johansson of France in her singles match during day four of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 1, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The mixed doubles follows to decide the winner of the tie. – Sapa-AP

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