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

Sports 04/22/19, 08:42

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 to ...

Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles

Tennis 04/19/19, 07:59

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 singles on Sunday, Garcia and Mladenovic will take on ...

Stephens, Keys to lead US against Switzerland in Fed Cup

Tennis 04/10/19, 10:42

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys will lead the United States against Switzerland in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs at San Antonio.Captain Kathy Rinaldi's roster released Wednesday also includes Sofia Kenin, Jessica Pegula and Jennifer Brady.The matches are April 20-21.Madison Keys, of the United States, hits a return to countrywoman ...

Belarus reaches Fed Cup semis, beats Germany 3-0

Tennis 02/10/19, 07:18

Aryna Sabalenka won the opening reverse singles to send Belarus to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday.Sabalenka cruised past Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-1 to give Belarus an insurmountable 3-0 lead over host Germany in the best-of-five series on an indoor hard court at the Volkswagen Halle in Braunschweig.The ...

Pliskova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup after Kvitova pulls out

Tennis 01/30/19, 11:30

Karolina Pliskova will be the top player for defending Fed Cup champion Czech Republic in its first-round meeting with Romania, after Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova pulled out.Pliskova lost in the Australian Open semifinals this month to Naomi Osaka, who then defeated Kvitova in the final.Katerina Siniakova, who won both ...

Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

Sports 11/11/18, 11:07

Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles on Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years.Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic returns with a backhand to Sofia Kenin of the United States during their tennis match of the Fed Cup Final between Czech ...

Czechs lead defending champ US 2-0 in Fed Cup final

Sports 11/10/18, 15:20

Barbora Strycova and Katerina Siniakova won their singles for the Czech Republic to take a commanding 2-0 over the defending champion United States in the Fed Cup final on Saturday.Strycova rallied from a set down to defeat Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4.Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic celebrates after ...

Kenin to open Fed Cup final for US against Strycova

Tennis 11/09/18, 08:38

Sofia Kenin will face Barbora Strycova in the opening singles match when the defending champion United States plays the Czech Republic in Fed Cup final.Alison Riske was drawn to play Katerina Siniakova in the second singles match on Saturday on an indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena.In Sunday's reverse singles, ...

Inexperienced US faces weakened Czechs in Fed Cup final

Tennis 11/07/18, 10:32

United States captain Kathy Rinaldi has had a winning formula since taking over the Fed Cup team, and she's not expected to change anything in this year's final against the Czech Republic.Under her charge since 2017, the U.S. has won five straight matches, including last year's final against Belarus."Being a ...

Pliskova out of Fed Cup final, Krejcikova in for Czechs

Tennis 11/03/18, 17:05

World No. 8 Karolina Pliskova has been ruled out of the Czech Republic team in the Fed Cup final against the defending champion United States next weekend due to calf muscle and wrist injuries.The Czech team says Pliskova was injured last week during the WTA Finals in Singapore, where she ...

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