Fed Cup

  • France edge USA 3-2 in Fed Cup 21-04-2014 09:47 AM

    Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success. The 20-year-old almost single handedly led France to a 3-2 upset of the United States in Fed Cup competition on Sunday. Garcia had a hand in all three of her country's victories. She beat the USA's Madison Keys and...
  • France, United States tied 1-1 in Fed Cup 20-04-2014 12:52 PM

    St. Louis: Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in their Fed Cup weekend against France. Keys dropped the first set to Cornet and then trailed 5-3 in the second before she came back...
  • Germany storm into Fed Cup final 20-04-2014 12:45 PM

    Brisbane: Germany sealed their place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday. Kerber overcame a slow start to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 and put Germany into their first Fed Cup final since 1992,...
  • Czech Republic lead Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semifinal 20-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Prague: The Czech Republic lead 2-0 over Italy in tennis Fed Cup semifinal after the two singles games that were played on Saturday. Czech player Safarova beat Italian Errani 6-4, 6-1 and Kvitova, who is the current world No. 6 in WTA single's ranking, beat Giorgi 6-4, 6-2, Xinhua reported....
  • Agnieszka Radwanska gives Poland 1-0 lead over Spain in Fed Cup 19-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Spain: Agnieszka Radwanska eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland a 1-0 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday. The third-ranked Radwanska hit 33 winners to Soler-Espinosa's 17 to claim the match on the outdoor red clay court at the...
  • Czech Republic lead Italy 1-0 in Fed Cup semis 19-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Ostrava: The Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead over defending champion Italy in the Fed Cup semi-finals Saturday after Lucie Safarova defeated Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1 in the opening singles match. The 26th-ranked Safarova converted her first match point with a return winner to complete the victory over her 11th-ranked...
  • Germany lead Australia 2-0 in semi-final in Fed Cup 19-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Brisbane: Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semi-final and primed to reach their first final in 21 years. Petkovic opened with a 6-1, 7-6 (7) win over Sam Stosur while top-ranked German player Kerber...
  • Lucie Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Sara Errani 18-04-2014 05:32 PM

    Ostrava: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. The 26th-ranked Safarova and the 11th-ranked Errani have met twice at WTA tournaments and are 1-1. No.6-ranked Petra Kvitova will play the second singles...
  • Fed Cup: Samantha Stosur plays Petkovic to open semi-final 18-04-2014 09:00 AM

    Brisbane: Australian No.1 Samantha Stosur will meet Germany's second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal. Friday's draw also pitted Casey Dellacqua against Germany No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the second match Saturday on outdoor hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. The reverse...
  • Williams sisters will not face France in Fed Cup 10-04-2014 09:18 AM

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, US captain Mary Joe Fernandez said on Wednesday. "She is mentally and physically exhausted and needs a break, so bad timing for us, unfortunately," Fernandez said in a telephone interview. "But that...
  • Serena, Venus Williams not on US Fed Cup roster 09-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Serena and Venus Williams are not part of the Fed Cup roster submitted by US captain Mary Joe Fernandez for a World Group playoff against France on April 19-20. Instead, Fernandez's roster announced on Wednesday includes 18th-ranked Sloane Stephens, No. 42 Madison Keys, No. 49 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 57...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany 09-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Brisbane: Samantha Stosur will lead Australia in its Fed Cup semi-final against Germany beginning April 19 in Brisbane. Australia captain Alicia Molik said on Wednesday that Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders were also in the team for the two-day contest at Pat Rafter Arena. Australia and Germany have...
  • India win deciding doubles to beat New Zealand in Fed Cup 06-02-2014 10:02 PM

    Astana, Kazakhstan: Sania Mirza combined with Prarthana Thombare to win the deciding doubles rubber and help India beat New Zealand 2-1 in the last Pool D match in the Asia/Oceania Group II competition in Fed Cup here on Thursday. Playing her first live match, Sania and Prarthana beat Maria Erakovic...
  • India beat Pakistan for second win in a row in Fed Cup 05-02-2014 10:31 PM

    Astana: India secured the tie against Pakistan for the loss of just seven games as Prarthana Thombare and Ankita Raina scored easy victories in Fed Cup Group II competition, here on Wednesday. Prarthana provided India a rollicking start by trouncing Ushna Suhail 6-0, 6-1 in the opening singles. Ankita, who...
  • Cibulkova to play Fed Cup for Slovakia 29-01-2014 10:55 PM

    Bratislava: Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova was named in the Slovakian team ahead of next month's first round of the Fed Cup against Germany. Cibulkova lost to Li Na 7-6 (3), 6-0 in her first major final, which saw her jump to No.13 in the WTA rankings. In a team...
  • Kvitova, Safarova lead Czech Republic in Fed Cup 29-01-2014 05:23 PM

    Prague: The Czech Republic have named their highest ranked players on Wednesday to face Spain in next month first round of the Fed Cup. World No. 6 Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova, ranked 27th are expected to play the singles at the Feb 8-9 series on an outdoor clay-court in...
  • Ruthless Errani secures Fed Cup for Italy 04-11-2013 08:57 AM

    Sara Errani romped to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Alisa Kleybanova in Cagliari to spur Italy to their third Fed Cup title in five years with a 4-0 win over Russia on Sunday. A second-string Russian side, who had to contest the final without top players Maria Kirilenko, Elena Vesnina...
  • Vinci faces Panova in opener of Fed Cup final 01-11-2013 11:44 PM

    Cagliari: Seventh-ranked Roberta Vinci will take on Alexandra Panova and Sara Errani will face 18-year-old Irina Khromacheva on Saturday to open the Fed Cup final between Italy and Russia. Russia have won the tournament four times in the past 10 years. But the team is missing top players, with most...
  • Cagliari chosen as venue for Italy-Russia final 10-07-2013 05:24 PM

    Paris: This year's Fed Cup final between Italy and Russia will be played on clay in Cagliari, Sardinia. The International Tennis Federation announced the venue Wednesday for the women's team event. The event will be played on Nov. 2-3 at the Tennis Club Cagliari, which has a seating capacity of...
  • Vinci sends Italy into Fed Cup final 23-04-2013 12:21 AM

    Roberta Vinci sent Italy into the Fed Cup final for the fifth time in eight years with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 victory over Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova in Palermo on Monday. The match was held over because of rain on Sunday. Vinci's triumph gave Italy, winners of the trophy in...
  • Serena, Venus lead United States to Fed Cup win 22-04-2013 09:17 AM

    Florida: Venus Williams needed eight match points in the final game to beat Johanna Larsson 6-3, 7-5 and give the U.S. an insurmountable 3-1 lead against Sweden in the Fed Cup World Group Playoff. It marked the first time that the 21st ranked Venus Williams, a former No. 1, has...
  • Germany beat Serbia 3-2, advance in Fed Cup 22-04-2013 12:54 AM

    Stuttgart: Germany came from behind to beat Serbia 3-2 in their Fed Cup playoff Sunday and qualify for next season's top-tier World group competition. Sabine Lisicki and Anna-Lena Groenefeld clinched the best-of-five series by winning the decisive doubles 6-2, 6-4 against Vesna Dolonc and Aleksandra Krunic. Mona Barthel began the...
  • Kvitova cuts Italy's lead to 2-1 in Fed Cup semis 22-04-2013 12:46 AM

    Palermo: The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova rallied to beat seventh-ranked Sara Errani 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 Sunday after a five-hour rain delay and cut Italy's lead to 2-1 in the Fed Cup semifinals. The eighth-ranked Kvitova won the final 11 games of the rainy match, overwhelming Errani with her attacking game....
  • Russia beat Slovakia 3-2 in Fed Cup semis 22-04-2013 12:38 AM

    Moscow: Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the decisive doubles match Sunday as Russia completed a 3-2 comeback victory over Slovakia to reach the Fed Cup final. Slovakia won the first two singles on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead but Maria Kirilenko and Makarova won the reverse matches to...
  • Spain beat Japan 4-0 in Fed Cup WG playoff 21-04-2013 08:03 PM

    Barcelona: Spain won a reverse singles match and a doubles match to beat Japan 4-0 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday. Carla Suarez downed Ayumi Morita 6-3, 7-5 to give Spain an insurmountable 3-0 lead before doubles pair Anabel Medina and Lourdes Dominguez polished off Misaki Doi...
  • Serena Williams beats Johanna Larsson in Fed Cup 21-04-2013 08:31 AM

    Florida: Serena Williams evened the United States' Fed Cup World Group playoff match against Sweden, waiting out a long rain delay to beat Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday night. In the opening match, Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson beat Sloane Stephens 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. The top-ranked Williams finished off the 66th-ranked...
  • Vinci-Kvitova highlights Italy-Czech Fed Cup draw 19-04-2013 06:22 PM

    Palermo: Roberta Vinci will face Petra Kvitova on the opening day of the Fed Cup semi-finals between Italy and the two-time defending champion Czech Republic. Vinci beat former Wimbledon champion Kvitova in straight sets in Poland last weekend to move up to a career-high ranking of No. 12. The semifinal...
  • Slovakia pick Hantuchova for Fed Cup semis 19-04-2013 06:14 PM

    Moscow: Slovakia chose the experienced Daniela Hantuchova over the higher-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova to back up Dominika Cibulkova against Russia in their Fed Cup semi-final this weekend. Cibulkova will open against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, followed by Hantuchova playing Maria Kirilenko in the second singles on indoor clay at Krylatskoye Ice Stadium. Rybarikova...
  • Pavlyuchenkova to open for Russia in Fed Cup semis 19-04-2013 04:47 PM

    Moscow: Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will face Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. Maria Kirilenko was nominated to play Slovak veteran Daniela Hantuchova in the second singles on indoor clay at Krylatskoye Ice Stadium In doubles, which concludes the semi on Sunday, Ekaterina...