Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/21/12

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Ashley Harkleroad of the United States of America plays a forehand during her first round match against Virginie Razzano of France on day one of the Australian Open 2008 at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Virginie Razzano and Pauline Parmentier won in contrasting ways to give France a 2-0 lead over Slovenia in their Fed Cup World Group II playoff on Saturday. Razzano rallied from a set down and overcame a late bout of cramp in her right thigh to beat Petra Rampre 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, and Parmentier followed up with a breezy 6-2, 6-3 win against 17-year-old Nastja Kolar. Razzano was serving for the match at 5-3 when she fell to the ground clutching her thigh. But Razzano was able to close out a tight match lasting 2 hours, 40 minutes, and is still scheduled to play Kolar in Sunday's second reverse singles. First up on Sunday is Parmentier, who can wrap up the tie if she beats Rampre on an indoor hard court.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Patriots work out RB Boom Herron

Karlos Williams suffered concussion in Week 4

Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges

Clemson WR Mike Williams 'likely' out for rest of season

Week 5 NFL game watchability rankings


Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

Greg Hardy excited to face Tom Brady because of wife Gisele

Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to hit-and-run DUI

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy this year

Josh McCown, Craig Robertson defend Joe Haden

Jimmy Butler cannot believe teams game-plan for him

Greyson Lambert will remain Georgia's starter

Rick Ross still wants to be part-owner of Miami Dolphins

Usain Bolt and USC star Adoree' Jackson got to meet

Texas QB downplays talk of infighting within team

Miami's Twitter account bombarded by FSU fans

Six of the biggest NFL disappointments this season

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The weakest undefeated team

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Belichick: Patriots use rulebook to ‘maximize our opportunities’

Bronson Arroyo’s former assistant arrested for allegedly selling pitcher’s boat illegally

Jets coach Bowles’ sweet tooth lands him cookie care package

Report: CC Sabathia may have been drinking around clubhouse

Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Trail Blazers honor Umpqua Community College victims

CC Sabathia and the humanity of athletes

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker