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Italy, Brazil level at 1-1 after Musetti, Haddad Maia win singles in United Cup
After Haddad Maia gives the Brazilians a 1-0 lead, Musetti puts the Italians on level terms with his singles win
Italy and Brazil are tied at 1-1 after the first two singles rubbers of their United Cup clash in Group E action on Thursday in Brisbane.
Beatriz Haddad Maia, ranked 15th in the world, won the last nine games in a row to beat Martina Trevisan, ranked No 27, 6-2, 6-0 in one hour and 18 minutes to give the Brazilians a 1-0 lead.
In the second singles rubber, Lorenzo Musetti, aged 20 and ranked 23rd in the world, overcame stiff resistance from Felipe Meligini Rodrigues Alves to win 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 13 minutes.
The tie will continue on Friday with two more singles and a mixed doubles to determine the winner.
- M. Berrettini (ITA) vs T. Monteiro (BRA)
- L. Bronzetti (ITA) vs L. Pigossi (BRA)
- C. Rosatello/ M. Bortolotti(ITA) vs L. Stefani/ R. Matos (BRA)