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Fed Cup | World Group review

One of the most dominant nations in recent years looks set to be facing off against the nation that has collected the most titles in Fed Cup history. Both are now one tie way from making the November final. Both the Czech Republic and the USA came through their quarter-final matches with comfortable 3-1 victories and will now respectively face, on the 21-22 April, Belarus and France for that final...

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Tallinn | Britain through to Promotional Play-off

Great Britain, Japan, Latvia and Paraguay have qualified for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs on 21-22 April after winning their Zone Group I promotion play-offs on Saturday. Heather Watson and Johanna Konta gave the Brits the two points they required to beat Hungary who had advanced to the play-off of the round-robin group winning teams by beating Croatia last...

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Tallinn | Britain edge closer to play-off

Great Britain are one tie away from reaching the World Group II play-offs of the Fed Cup thanks to Jo Konta and Heather Watson’s efforts in their round-robin Pool B ties, beating both Portugal and the hosts Estonia. The team started with a dominant win last Wednesday against Portugal with no player in their team ranked in the top...

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Minsk | USA clinch Fed Cup thriller over Belarus

It was a close run thing, but the United States finally secured their 18th Fed Cup championship win in Minsk, thanks to the solid play of CoCo Vandeweghe, who featured in all three winning rubbers over the weekend to deny Belarus the honour. It came down to the wire, however, as team mate Sloane Stephens lost a tense three-setter to allow the hosts to level, after which victory depended on the fifth and final doubles rubber. The USA, fielding Vandeweghe in place of Alison Riske, took the decisive doubles in straight but very tight sets, prompting ecstatic celebrations and...

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Minsk | Fed Cup Final evenly poised

The United States may well be hoping to end its longest Fed Cup title drought but they are being made to fight for the trophy by their hosts, Belarus, who are missing former World No 1 and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in this weekend’s final. While World No 10, CoCo Vandeweghe scored the first rubber, US Open champion Sloane Stephens fell in three tight sets to Belarus’ top available player, Aryna Sabalenka, who is 78th in the world, leaving the tie evenly poised at one rubber apiece...

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Minsk | USA favourites for Fed Cup title

The 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Belarus and USA will be played in front of a sell-out crowd at the Chizhovka Arena in Minsk on 11-12 November, the Belarusian Tennis Federation confirmed on Thursday. The 8,807 capacity-stadium is something of a lucky charm for Belarus this year following their surprise victories over Netherlands and Switzerland. Over the coming weekend it will be packed to the rafters as the hosts bid to upset 17-time champions USA, in their first appearance in the Fed Cup Final. Such is the demand to be a part of Belarus’ historic title-bid...

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Nasty turns nasty

The Fed Cup play-off between Romania and Britain is poised at 1-1 following wins by the nationŠ—’s respective number one players — Simona Halep beat Heather Watson 6-4 6-1 and Jo Konta levelled the five-rubber tie with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Sorana...

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