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Safin siblings beat Italy at Hopman Cup

Updated: January 4, 2009, 2:29 AM ET
Associated Press

PERTH, Australia -- The brother and sister combination of Marat Safin and Dinara Safina gave Russia a straight-sets win over Italy at the Hopman Cup on Sunday.

Safin, who played with facial bruises and scratches from a recent fight in Moscow, had 14 aces on his way to a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Simone Bolelli in the second singles match.

Safina beat Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 to give Russia a 1-0 lead in the opener.

Safina and Safin played the Italians in a later mixed doubles match.

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