Showing posts with label Fed Cup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fed Cup. Show all posts

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sabalenka edges Stephens to level Fed Cup final

Sabalenka edges Stephens to level Fed Cup final

Sloane Stephens' miserable run continued as she lost a tough three-setter to Belarus teenager Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday in Minsk to leave the Fed Cup final level at 1-1.

Earlier, CoCo Vandeweghe beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets to put the United States into the lead.

Stephens has lost every match since winning the US Open title in September. In her first Fed Cup appearance of the year, she lost to Sabalenka 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 after one hour 49 minutes on court.

The 19-year-old Sabalenka, ranked 78th in the world, had never faced Stephens, the world number 13.

Vandeweghe puts USA one up against Belarus

Vandeweghe puts USA one up against Belarus

CoCo Vandeweghe beat Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets on Saturday to give the visitors the United States the lead in their first Fed Cup final since 2010.

World's number 10 Vandeweghe won, 6-4, 6-4, in one hour 27 minutes her first ever meeting with the 23-year-old Sasnovich.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Fed Cup final: Vandeweghe, Stephens open play vs Belarus

Fed Cup final: Vandeweghe, Stephens open play vs Belarus

CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when the United States takes on Belarus, with the Americans looking to break a 17-year championship drought.

Vandeweghe was drawn to face Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first singles match. U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will then play Aryna Sabalenka.

Kathy Rinaldi, in her first season as the U.S. captain, is trying to become the first since Billie Jean King to lead a winning Fed Cup squad.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

USA hope to end 17-year Fed Cup title drought

USA hope to end 17-year Fed Cup title drought

The United States aim to end their longest Fed Cup title drought when they meet a Belarus team missing former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in this weekend's final.

The 17-time champions USA claimed their last title in 2000 and have lost three finals since -- to France in 2003 and Italy in 2009 and 2010.

Vandeweghe thrives on team aspect of Fed Cup

Vandeweghe thrives on team aspect of Fed Cup

Coco Vandeweghe thrives on team play and said on Wednesday she hopes to cap a breakthrough season by leading the United States to victory over Belarus in this weekend's Fed Cup final.

Vandeweghe has won all five of the Fed Cup rubbers she has contested this year – four singles and one doubles - and credits her exposure to team sports at an early age for the success she has enjoyed in the international competition.

Azarenka to miss Fed Cup final over custody battle

Azarenka to miss Fed Cup final over custody battle

Victoria Azarenka will miss this week's Fed Cup final in Minsk against the United States due to an ongoing custody battle with her baby son's father, the former world number one said on Tuesday.

Azarenka said she was unwilling to leave her son behind in California, where she has a home and where her child was born and must stay until his future is decided.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Martinez fired from Spain's Fed Cup team

Martinez fired from Spain's Fed Cup team

The Spanish Tennis Federation says Conchita Martinez has been fired as the Fed Cup and Davis Cup captain.

The federation says on Thursday that its board of directors unanimously decided to "make a change in the leadership of its professional teams ... in order to face new challenges in 2018."

Spanish media said Martinez's contract ends in December.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Germany vs USA 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 - Sunday February 12th

2017 Fed Cup Draw Germany vs USA
Germany vs USA 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 - Sunday February 12th

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

Germany 0 vs USA 4

Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui, USA
11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017

Saturday

Alison Riske (USA) def Andrea Petkovic (GER) 76 62
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) def Julia Goerges (GER)63 3-1 ret

Sunday

CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) def Andrea Petkovic (GER) 36 64 60
Alison Riske (USA) def Julia Goerges (GER) Not played
Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Shelby ROGERS (USA) def Laura Siegemund/Carina Witthoeft (GER) 4-1 ret

Czech Republic vs Spain 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 Sunday February 12th

2017 Fed Cup Draw Germany vs USA
Czech Republic vs Spain 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 Sunday February 12th

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

Czech Republic vs Spain
Ostravar Arena , Ostrava, Czech Republic
11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017

Czech Republic 3 vs Spain 2

Saturday

Garbine Muruguza (ESP) def Barbora Strycova (CZE) 60 36 61
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 75

Sunday

Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def Garbine Muruguza (ESP) 62 62
Barbora Strycova (CZE) def Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 64
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez/Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) def Lucie Safarova/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 63 46 10-7

Belarus vs Netherlands 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 Sunday February 12th

Belarus vs Netherlands 2017 Fed Cup Schedule
Belarus vs Netherlands 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 Sunday February 12th

Belarus 4 vs Netherlands 1

Date: 11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017
Venue: Chizhovka-Arena, Minsk, Belarus
Surface: Hard, Indoor

Belarus 1 vs Netherlands 1


SATURDAY
Aliaksandra Sasnovich def Michaella Krajicek 46 63 62
Kik Bertens def Aryna Sabalenka 36 76 64

SUNDAY
Sasnovich def Bertens 63 64
Sabalenka def Krajicek 76 64

Olga Govortsova/Vera Lapko def Cindy Burger/Arantxa Rus 64 62

Switzerland vs France 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 Sunday February 12th

Switzerland vs France 2017 Fed Cup Schedule
Switzerland vs France 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 2 Sunday February 12th

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

Switzerland 4 vs France 1

Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017

Saturday
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) def Alize Cornet (FRA) 75 64
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def Belinda Bencic (SUI) 63 64

Sunday
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) def Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 76 46 75
Belinda Bencic (SUI) def Pauline PARMENTIER (FRA) 63 64
Martina Hingis/Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) def Amandie Hesse/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 64 64

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Video: Fed Cup Shot of the Day: Barbora Strycova

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Video: Fed Cup Shot of the Day: Barbora Strycova

Barbora Strycova's quick-witted lob against Garbine Muguruza was Saturday's 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round shot of the day.

Video: Fed Cup Day One Highlights: Belarus v Netherlands

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Video: Fed Cup Day One Highlights: Belarus v Netherlands

Watch highlights of the opening day's play in Minsk as Belarus and Netherlands finished 1-1.


Video: Fed Cup Day One Highlights: Czech Republic v Spain

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Video: Fed Cup Day One Highlights: Czech Republic v Spain

Defending champions Czech Republic finished level with Spain 1-1 after wins for both Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova.

Video: Fed Cup Interview: Garbine Muguruza

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Video: Fed Cup Interview: Garbine Muguruza

Spain's Garbine Muguruza after defeating Barbora Strycova in three sets in the first rubber of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group tie in Ostrava.

Video: Fed Cup Interview: Timea Bacsinszky

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Video: Fed Cup Interview: Timea Bacsinszky

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky talks about her opening rubebr victory over France's Alize Cornet.

Switzerland vs France 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 February 11th

Switzerland vs France 2017 Fed Cup Schedule
Switzerland vs France 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 February 11th

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

Switzerland 1 vs France 1

Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017

Saturday
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) def Alize Cornet (FRA) 75 64
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def Belinda Bencic (SUI) 63 64


Belarus vs Netherlands 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 Saturday February 11th

Belarus vs Netherlands 2017 Fed Cup Schedule
Belarus vs Netherlands 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 Saturday February 11th

Belarus vs Netherlands

Date: 11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017
Venue: Chizhovka-Arena, Minsk, Belarus
Surface: Hard, Indoor

Belarus 1 vs Netherlands 1


SATURDAY
Aliaksandra Sasnovich def Michaella Krajicek 46 63 62
Kik Bertens def Aryna Sabalenka 36 76 64


Czech Republic vs Spain 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 February 11th

2017 Fed Cup Draw Germany vs USA
Czech Republic vs Spain 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 February 11th

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

Czech Republic vs Spain
Ostravar Arena , Ostrava, Czech Republic
11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017

Czech Republic 1 vs Spain 1

Saturday

Garbine Muruguza (ESP) def Barbora Strycova (CZE) 60 36 61
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 75

Germany vs USA 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 - Saturday February 11th

2017 Fed Cup Draw Germany vs USA
Germany vs USA 2017 Fed Cup Results Day 1 - Saturday February 11th

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

Germany vs USA
Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui, USA
11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017

Saturday

R1: Alison Riske (USA) def Andrea Petkovic (GER) 76 62
R2: CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) v Julia Goerges (GER) Rain posponed second rubber