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ROQUEBRUNE, France — John Isner’s big serve and solid forehand proved too strong for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, defeating the Frenchman 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) 5-7, 6-3 Sunday to put the United States into the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 2008.
Tsonga had chances, but could only break his serve once as the Americans took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, setting up a match against Spain. Defending champion Spain beat Austria 4-1 behind a win by David Ferrer.
“I if play like I have this weekend, I can beat a lot of people,” Isner said, looking ahead to the contest against Spain. “Beating Gilles [Simon on Friday] and beating Jo are two very good wins. If I can keep this level up, I am going to be very hard to beat.”
Isner built on the U.S. team’s momentum after a straight-set doubles win Saturday. He didn’t face a break point, while the pressure was clearly on the sixth-ranked Tsonga to even the score at the Monte Carlo Country club.
Gilles Simon defeated 19-year-old American Ryan Harrison 6-2, 6-3 in the inconsequential final match.
Serena wins Family Circle Cup
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Serena Williams capped a week of powerful performances with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Lucie Safarova to win the Family Circle Cup. It was Williams‘ 40th WTA title and first on clay in four years since capturing this championship in 2008.
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