Fed Cup

United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2020 - 1:46 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United...
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United States' Serena Williams reacts after winning a decisive point late in her match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Williams won 2-0. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 08, 2020 - 2:46 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect. Williams improved to 14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to...
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A worker wearing a hazardous materials suit stands at the entrance to a subway station in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2020 - 6:19 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already caused 56 deaths. The ITF issued a statement Sunday saying the Asia/Oceania Group 1 event scheduled...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates defeating France's Caroline Garcia in their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
November 09, 2019 - 8:53 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday. The world No.1-ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia...
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June 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Fed Cup is following the Davis Cup with a new tournament format. Starting next year, the women's tennis event will be a six-day final tournament in April with 12 teams playing for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary. The International Tennis Federation has...
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United States' Sofia Kenin carries the flag around the arena after winning a tie breaker against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, after their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
April 22, 2019 - 8:42 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap up the match at Freeman Coliseum. The Americans...
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United States' Danielle Collins reacts after a shot from Australia's Daria Gavrilova during their first-round Fed Cup tennis match in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 10, 2019 - 4:50 pm
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France and Belarus. Romania made the last four for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years. Irina-Camelia Begu and...
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United State's Sofia Kenin returns a shot to Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their first-round Fed Cup tennis match in Asheville, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 09, 2019 - 3:28 pm
France and Belarus were in command of their Fed Cup first-round ties while 2018 finalists the Czech Republic and the United States were level in their ties on Saturday. Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Pliskova won the first point for the Czechs against Romania after easing past Mihaela...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena after defeating Britain's Daniel Evans in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 16, 2019 - 4:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Father-of-four Roger Federer clearly takes workplace safety seriously. A sprinkling of rain over Rod Laver Arena during the first set of his second-round match against Daniel Evans at the...
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