ARANTXA RUS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova in Russia Fed Cup squad despite Olympic dispute

MOSCOW (AP) Maria Sharapova was named Wednesday in Russia's team for its Fed Cup match against the Netherlands despite a dispute with the national federation over her Olympic eligibility. Sharapova requires one more Fed Cup appearance for Russia in order to be eligible to represent her country at the Olympics in August. The head of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpishchev...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Australia, a losing semifinalist last year, suffered a setback before the tie even started when former U.S. Open champion Stosur pulled...
Via Associated Press
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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