FED CUP 2014

  • Conchita Martinez to captain Spain in Fed Cup until 2015 November 9, 2014

    Madrid: Conchita Martinez has accepted the Spanish tennis federation's offer to continue as the Fed Cup captain until 2015. Martinez, the 1994 Wimbledon winner, took over the captaincy from Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 2013. The 42-year-old Martinez won the Fed Cup five times as a player. Spain is in World Group II....
  • Fed Cup: Czech Republic lead Germany 2-0 in final November 9, 2014

    Prague: Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won the opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, cruised past Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4 and Safarova stretched the lead by defeating the 10th-ranked Angelique Kerber 6-4,...
  • France edge USA 3-2 in Fed Cup April 21, 2014

    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 Sloane...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska gives Poland 1-0 lead over Spain in Fed Cup April 19, 2014

    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 Estadio...
  • Germany lead Australia 2-0 in semi-final in Fed Cup April 19, 2014

    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 had...
  • Lucie Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Sara Errani April 18, 2014

    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 for the...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany April 9, 2014

    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 met 12...
  • India win deciding doubles to beat New Zealand in Fed Cup February 6, 2014

    Astana, Kazakhstan: Sania Mirza combined with Prarthana Thombare to win the deciding doubles rubber and help India beat New Zealand 21 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 and...