Fed Cup (Tennis)

FedCup 2018: Bouchard plays Canada into 1-1 against Ukraine with victory

The circumstances that preceded Genie Bouchard's opening match at the 2018 Federations Cup, one that saw her Canadian team trailing Ukraine 1-0, were …

Tennis

Tennis: Pliskova and Kvitova give Czechs commanding lead over Germany

(Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova won their opening singles matches to give Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Stuttgart on Saturday.<p>Kvitova powered past German number one Julia Goerges 6-3 6-2 before Pliskova produced a sublime display …

Tennis

Fed Cup: Japan's Naomi Osaka beats GB's Heather Watson in opener

<b>Great Britain's bid to reach the Fed Cup World Group for the first time in 25 years started with defeat as Heather Watson lost to Japan's Naomi Osaka.</b><p>Osaka, ranked 22nd in the world and one of the form players on the WTA Tour this year, won 6-2 6-3.<p>British number one Johanna Konta will aim to level …

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Baseline: Czechs speed to 2-0 on Germany; U.S. and France all tied up

Pojd! @karolinapliskova follows up @petra.kvitova’s win and the Czechs lead 2-0. Can Germany fight back on day two? . #FedCup #GERCZE #Tennis …

Tennis

Fed Cup: Belgium leads Italy 2-0 in World Group playoffs

Belgium is firmly in control of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Italy after Elise Mertens and Alison van Uytvanck gave it a 2-0 lead in Genoa …

Tennis

Sam Stosur rues unforced errors in Fed Cup loss to Lesley Kerkhove in Wollongong

Lowly ranked Lesley Kerkhove has stunned Samantha Stosur to give the Netherlands a shock 1-0 lead over Australia in their World Group playoff in …

Tennis

Magnificent stuff - Konta beats Nara in Fed Cup

Watch Johanna Konta's "magnificent" shot from her 6-4 6-2 win over Japan's Kurumi Nara during GB's Fed Cup promotion play-off in Japan.<p><i>Available to UK users only.</i>

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Baseline: Best Looks of the Week: Muguruza stars in royal dinner

1<p><b>Garbine Muguruza rubbed shoulders with royalty at Spain's state dinner in Madrid.</b><p>Un placer haber asistido a la cena de estado ofrecida por Sus …

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Fed Cup: France and US 1-1 in semifinals

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic rallied to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and draw France level with defending champion United States in their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.<p>The 20th-ranked Mladenovic dropped serve five times but broke No. 16 Vandeweghe's serve six …

Tennis

Amelie Mauresmo brings her kids to Fed Cup tie in Aix-en-Provence - Women's Tennis Blog

France is set to face the USA in the <b>Fed Cup World Group semifinals</b> in Aix-en-Provence on 21st and 22nd April and the host nation’s former captain</b> …

Tennis

Fed Cup: How karaoke is bringing Great Britain team closer together

<b>We arrived here on Monday afternoon, and the Japanese have been very respectful and helpful. We've been given someone to help translate and assist us with anything we need, and so far everything's been pretty straightforward.</b><p>We flew via High Kong - it's never easy going from west to east with an …

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Baseline: U.S. Fed Cup team having a blast ahead of France semifinal

???????? Team USA #FedCup ???????? pic.twitter.com/98hqEjimC6<p>— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) April 19, 2018<p>The keys to success, particularly in …

Tennis

Baseline: Who will reach the Fed Cup final?

The USA Fed Cup team participating in the semifinals. (AP Photo)<p>The Fed Cup semifinals are kicking off on Saturday. Four countries are participating, …

Tennis

Fed Cup: Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong wants parity with Davis Cup

Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong says the Fed Cup must not be "ignored" while so much "time and energy" is being devoted to Davis Cup reform.

United Kingdom

Watch My Tennis Life: Donaldson battles in Monte Carlo

<i>Season 2 of My Tennis Life follows Jared Donaldson and Lucie Safarova to give an inside look at what happens when the pros walk off the court as they</i> …

Tennis

Fed Cup Preview: Brits set to battle to return to elite World Group level

Great Britain’s Fed Cup team travelled to Japan’s Miki City earlier this week to prepare for their crucial World Group II play-off this …

Tennis

Baseline: Fed Cup preview: USA vs. France

Sloane Stephens, who has won two of the game's biggest hard-court tournaments recently, could face a test on the clay. (AP)<p>On paper, the semifinal …

Tennis

By the Numbers: Match Points and Milestones at Monte-Carlo - Tennis Now

By Chris Oddo | Wednesday April 17, 2018<p><i>Keeping up with the game of tennis, by the numbers. Each day at Tennis Now we’ll give you a fresh set—without</i> …

Tennis

South African Fed Cup team beats Malta to win promotion

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Fed Cup team has gained promotion to the Europe/Africa Zone Group II after beating Malta 2-1 in their playoff tie in …

South Africa

Wollongong Fed Cup tie a dream for Sleigh family

Fed Cup tie at WIN Entertainment Centre this weekend is a dream come true for Wollongong's Sleigh family.

Tennis

Selfless Sam Stosur not stressed over Fed Cup call-up

Peeling oranges or playing for points, Samantha Stosur will fill whatever role is required when she makes her Fed Cup comeback this …

Tennis

Eugenie Bouchard back on home court as Canada hosts Ukraine in Fed Cup

The good news for Canada’s Fed Cup team is that Elina Svitolina, the No. 4 player in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings, will not be in Montreal …

Tennis

SA make strong Fed Cup start

2018-04-16 23:03<p>Chanel Simmonds (Photo supplied by BLD Communications)<p>Cape Town - South Africa have made a strong start to their Europe/Africa Zone …

South Africa

Sport24.co.za | SA face competitive Fed Cup challenge

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the official draw for the Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group III taking place this week.

Sport (South Africa)

Gabi Taylor: Fed Cup first selection could open door to first Grand Slam

Gabi Taylor is targeting a first spot in a Grand Slam main draw following her first selection for Great Britain's Fed Cup team.

United Kingdom

'Goodbye to the sport I love' by Casey Dellacqua

'I knew then that I was done.' Casey Dellacqua has devoted much of her life to the sport she loves. That's why the decision to walk away has been so …

To This Day

Stosur back for Netherlands Fed Cup tie

Sam Stosur will play her first Fed Cup tie in two years when she joins Ashleigh Barty, Daria Gavrilova and Destanee Aiava in facing the …

Tennis

SA Fed Cup team trains on private clay court

2018-04-11 14:27<p>Rene Plant (Photo supplied by BLD Communications)<p>Cape Town - The South African <b>Fed Cup</b> team prepared for their upcoming Euro/Africa …

Sport (South Africa)

Bouchard to play with Canada's Fed Cup team for first time since 2015

MONTREAL — Eugenie Bouchard will make her return to Canada’s Fed Cup team for a World Group II playoff tie in Montreal later this month.<p>Canada will …

Tennis

Fed Cup serves up funding for new surfaces at Wollongong Tennis Club

Fed Cup serves up funding for four new court surfaces at Wollongong Tennis Club ahead of international tie between Australia and the Netherlands.

Tennis