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Fed Cup: Japan and Britain 1-1 after opening day
MIKI, Japan (AP) -- Johanna Konta has leveled Britain's Fed Cup World Group playoff against Japan with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kurumi Nara on Saturday....

Fed Cup: Kvitova gives Czechs 1-0 lead over Germany
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Petra Kvitova defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup World Group semifinal....

Nadal's bid for an 11th Monte Carlo title gaining momentum
MONACO (AP) -- Rafael Nadal's bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury....

Fed Cup: Stephens to open for US against France in semis
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) -- U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals....

Djokovic to play at Barcelona Open next week
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the Barcelona Open next week....

Nadal doesn't see himself skipping tournaments like Federer
MONACO (AP) -- For now, Rafael Nadal doesn't see himself skipping any major tournaments the way Roger Federer has been sitting out the French Open....

Donaldson fined 5
MONACO (AP) -- Jared Donaldson has been fined 5,000 euros ($6,200) for unsportsmanlike conduct after angrily ranting at the chair umpire during his first-round loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Monte Carlo Masters....

Maria Sharapova commits to play in new Bay Area tour event
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Maria Sharapova has committed to play in the Bay Area this summer as the former Stanford WTA stop moves to San Jose State University....

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