[Yahoo] United States beats Russia in Hopman Cup match (AP)

Rusty Backhand
01-03-2006, 06:46 AM
Taylor Dent won his singles match and combined with Lisa Raymond in the clinching mixed doubles Tuesday to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Russia in the Hopman Cup. Dent beat Russia's Yuri Schukin 6-2, 6-0 to even the round-robin match at 1-1 after 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Raymond.