• Bencic, Hingis help Switzerland beat Germany 3-2 in Fed Cup

    Belinda Bencic and Australian Open doubles champion Martina Hingis sent Switzerland to the Fed Cup semifinals with a 3-2 win over Germany on Sunday. The 18-year-old Bencic and Hingis, who won with Sania Mirza in Melbourne, converted four of their five break points to defeat Andrea Petkovic and…

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  • French to the fore as Federer misses Rotterdam tennis tournament

    A squad of Frenchman will attempt to rescue the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament starting on Monday as the indoor event tries to recover from the injury absence of drawcard Roger Federer. Federer's freak knee accident -- reportedly as he played with his children last Saturday in a Melbourne park…

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  • Bertens gives Dutch a surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

    Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match. Russian No. 1 Maria Sharapova had been scheduled to play only the…

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  • Tennis-Fed Cup world group quarterfinal Romania v Czech Republic result

    Feb 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Fed Cup World Group Quarterfinal match between Romania and Czech Republic on Sunday 1-Czech Republic beat Romania 3-2 On SundayKarolina Pliskova/Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) beat Andreea Mitu/Raluca Olaru (Romania) 6-2 6-3 Karolina Pliskova (Czech…

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  • Russia left with uphill struggle against Netherlands

    Russia will need a clean sweep of victories against Netherlands on Sunday to progress to the Fed Cup semi-finals.

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  • Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of their Fed Cup first round. Williams overcame a shaky start against Kania, who served for the first set…

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  • Bautista Agut lifts second 2016 title in Sofia

    World number 18 Roberto Bautista Agut lifted his second title of 2016 at the Sofia Open by beating Viktor Troicki in straight sets.

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  • Caroline Garcia qualifies France for Fed Cup semis

    Caroline Garcia put France into a Fed Cup semi-final clash with the Netherlands by defeating Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4 in Marseille on Sunday. Earlier Kristina Mladenovic had put France 2-1 up over the Italians by defeating Sara Errani 7-6 (7/4), 6-1. In what was a matchup of the two national…

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  • Gasquet beats Mathieu to retain Montpellier title

    PARIS (Reuters) - Richard Gasquet won a 13th career singles title by beating fellow Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5 6-4 in the Open Sud de France final in Montpellier on Sunday. The top seeded world number 10 appeared to be suffering from abdominal pains and went 3-0 down in the opening set before…

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  • Tennis-Dutch stun Russia to reach Fed Cup semi-finals

    The Netherlands' dream Fed Cup run continued as Kiki Bertens crushed Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1 6-4 in Moscow on Sunday to send the Dutch into the semi-finals of the team competition for the first time since 1997. Bertens, the highest-ranked Dutch player but still a lowly 106, took her Fed…

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  • Kerber draws Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup

    Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3 to draw Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday. Playing one week after claiming her first Grand Slam title with an three-set victory over Serena Williams in…

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  • Kerber leads German fightback, Russia in danger of going out

    (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber was given a hero's welcome as she marked her return to her homeland with a victory that drew Germany level at 1-1 with Switzerland in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday. Seven days after Kerber tamed Serena Williams in the Melbourne Park…

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  • Garcia wins to draw France level 1-1 with Italy in Fed Cup

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia beat former French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-3, 7-5 to move France level with Italy 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.

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  • Bertens gives Netherlands lead over Russia in Fed Cup

    Four-time Fed Cup champion Russia was on the brink of a surprise first-round defeat to the Netherlands after going 2-0 down on the first day Saturday. Despite leading Russian Maria Sharapova being scheduled to play only Sunday's doubles, the home team was expected to win comfortably against a Dutch…

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  • Tennis-Bautista Agut wins Sofia title after beating Troicki

    Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut beat Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to win the inaugural Sofia Open and take his fourth ATP title. Bautista Agut, who won last month's Auckland Classic and reached the last 16 at the Australian Open, is enjoying his best start to an ATP World Tour season…

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  • Record-breaking Dutch stun Russia, champs Czechs struggle

    The Netherlands took a shock 2-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup on Saturday on the back of a four-hour win for Richel Hogenkamp against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the tournament's longest ever singles rubber. Hogenkamp, the world number 141, survived a match point to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 10-8 against…

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  • Gasquet fights back to set up final with Mathieu

    There will be an all-French final at the Open Sud de France following wins for Richard Gasquet and Paul-Henri Mathieu.

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  • Garcia tops Giorgi to seal France's Fed Cup win over Italy

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia followed Kristina Mladenovic's earlier win by beating Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4 as France clinched a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Italy in their first-round tie.

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