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Belarus completes surprise win over Netherlands in Fed Cup

MINSK, Belarus (AP) With or without Victoria Azarenka, Belarus can still succeed on the tennis court. The former top-ranked player is taking time out with her baby son, but Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Aryna Sabalenka stepped up Sunday to build an insurmountable 3-1 lead over the Netherlands in the Fed Cup quarterfinals. Sasnovich is ranked 104 places below Dutch world No. 24 Kiki...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bertens fightback leaves Belarus, Dutch level in Fed Cup

MINSK, Belarus (AP) Kiki Bertens saved a match point on Saturday before beating Aryna Sabalenka to level the Netherlands' Fed Cup match against Belarus at 1-1. Aliaksandra Sasnovich gave Belarus the lead with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Michaella Krajicek in the opening rubber of the day, before 24th-ranked Bertens took on Aryna Sabalenka, who is 118 places lower. Sabalenka started...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bertens gives Dutch a surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match. Russian No. 1 Maria Sharapova had been scheduled to play only the final doubles match because of a shoulder injury. But with tie already lost...
Via Associated Press
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bertens gives Netherlands lead over Russia in Fed Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Kiki Bertens beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4 in the opening rubber to give the Netherlands a 1-0 lead over last year's finalist Russia in the Fed Cup first round Saturday. Despite being 75 ranking places behind the 31st-ranked Makarova, Bertens won with an all-action style, recording 16 winners to just four for the Russian. Russia can pull level if Svetlana Kuznetsova...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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