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France beats the Netherlands 3-2 to reach Fed Cup final

TRELAZE, France (AP) Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic beat Kiki Bertens and Richel Hogenkamp 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in a decisive doubles match on Sunday as France rallied from 2-1 down against the Netherlands to win 3-2 and reach its first Fed Cup final in 11 years. Two-time champion France, which lost to Russia in the 2005 final, will face the Czech Republic in November. The...
Via Associated Press
April 17, 2016  |  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

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
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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