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USA Into Hopman Cup Final On Friday

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Session 9 of the Hyundai Hopman Cup XX was all about Americans Mardy Fish and Serena Williams. Both played great tennis today, all of which was televised on The Tennis Channel. Serena and Mardy have already qualified for the the final on Friday.

First up was Serena Williams and Alicia Molik. Serena played an aggressive first set to an error prone Alicia Molik who couldn't seem to get her timing together. Molik pulled herself together considerably in the second set and gave Serena a real run for her money, but it was Serena who came out on top. At the end of a tie-breaker Molik was defeated 6-2, 7-6 (9/7).

Next up was Mardy Fish and Peter Luczak. Mardy Fish's serve was definitely on, and that was the big edge that he had over Luczak who brought a lot of game to the court today. Luczak made some fabulous crosscourt winners giving the Australian crowd some hope. But it was short lived. At the end of a riveting tie-break, Mardy Fish defeated Luczak 7-6 (7/5), 7-6(12/10).

In the last match of mixed doubles, Serena and Mardy were all over Molik and Luczak. There were several really great volleys at the net between the two teams, but at no time were Serena and Mardy ever really threatened. They defeated the duo 6-2, 6-3.

Earlier in the day Serena relaxed and took in the sites at the Perth Zoo.

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