Williams beats Clijsters, then helps Blake's spirits
PERTH, Australia -- Serena Williams and James Blake beat Belgium's Xavier Malisse and Kim Clijsters in doubles Friday to take a 3-0 record into the Hopman Cup final against Australia.
The Americans, who will face Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia Molik on Saturday, edged Malisse and Clijsters 10-5 in a super tiebreaker after taking the first set 7-6 (6) and dropping the second 6-3.
In singles, the top-ranked Williams beat Clijsters 7-5, 6-3, and
Malisse tied it by beating Blake 7-6 ...
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