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Sofia Kenin helps US beat Switzerland 3-1 in Fed Cup

Apr. 22, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

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 advanced...

Australia beats Belarus 3-2 to face France in Fed Cup final

Apr. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia advanced to the Fed Cup final for the first time in more than a quarter century after Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur beat Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in a decisive doubles match Sunday. Australia will play in the final for the...

France beats Romania in doubles to reach Fed Cup final

Apr. 21, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia held her nerve on serve in the decisive doubles match as France reached the Fed Cup final with a nail-biting 3-2 win Sunday against a Simona Halep-inspired Romania. Teaming up with Kristina Mladenovic for the first time in two years in the Fed Cup, Garcia sealed victory...

Fed Cup semi: Australia, Belarus tied 2-2 ahead of doubles

Apr. 21, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Fed Cup semifinal between Australia and Belarus is going to a doubles decider. Victoria Azarenka beat Australia's Sam Stosur in the second reverse singles Sunday 6-1, 6-1 in 59 minutes to even the match at 2-2 on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. In the second set, Azarenka...

Stephens pulls US even with Swiss in FedCup after Keys upset

Apr. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sloane Stephens beat Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upset Madison Keys in straight sets Saturday, leaving the United States and Switzerland tied 1-1 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Stephens, the No. 8 player in the world, won 6-4, 6-3 on the hard court inside Freeman...

France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semifinal

Apr. 20, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-3 to draw France level at 1-1 with Romania after the opening singles matches of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. French Open champion Simona Halep had put Romania ahead with a commanding 6-3, 6-1 win against Kristina Mladenovic on...

Fed Cup semifinal: Australia, Belarus level after 1st day

Apr. 20, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian Ashleigh Barty beat doubles partner Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6 (2), 6-3 to level their Fed Cup semifinal at 1-1 on Saturday. Barty's win on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena ended Azarenka's 13-match winning streak in the Fed Cup. "I knew the first set would be...

Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles

Apr. 19, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday. No. 21 Caroline Garcia meets Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second singles at the clay-court Kindarena in Rouen, northwest France. Following the reverse...

Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles

Apr. 18, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. Ninth-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia will play often doubles partner Victoria Azarenka in the second singles match. The...

New-look Tour Championship approved for world ranking points

Apr. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The player who takes the fewest strokes might not win the Tour Championship because of the radical scoring change for the FedEx Cup in which the top seed will start at 10-under par with a two-shot advantage. The PGA Tour will continue to keep a traditional score, even if it won't be...