Photos: Czech Republic beat Spain 3-2 in rain-delayed tie for semi-final spot
In a tie that lasted three days, took 13 sets and shredded the nerves of just about everyone involved or even just watching, Czech Republic edged Spain 3-2 to secure a place in the Fed Cup semi-finals against Italy.TENNIS-FEDCUP-CZE-SRBAndrea Hlavackova, Lucie Hradecka, captain Petr Pala, Petra Kvi...
Photos: All the action as Canada, Poland, France, Argentina win World Group II ties
Canada, Poland, France and Argentina will all have the chance to compete for promotion to the top tier for 2015 as they defeated Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan respectively. The winning teams advance to play-offs to be held in April with World Group first-round losers Russia, the USA, the Sl...
Second-string Italian team prevail 3-1 over the USA
Both Italy and the USA were missing their top players, but it was the defending champions who stunned the home team 3-1 in Cleveland.
Italy now advance into the semi-finals for the fourth consecutive year which will be played in April. They will face either Spain or the Czech Republic.
Photos: Germany beats Slovak Republic 3-1 with wins for Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic
Germany is into the Fed Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1995 and will face Australia after Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber combined to great effect, securing an unassailable 3-0 lead in Bratislava against the Slovak Republic.TENNIS-FEDCUP-SVK-GERAndrea Petkovic (SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Gett...
Photos: Australia beat Russia 4-0 for first Fed Cup semi-final since 1993
‘It’s great that we’ve been able to do it in three matches,” said Samantha Stosur, who was 0-6 in World Group singles before the Hobart tie, in which she won two matches. ‘I don’t know if we could have hoped for anything better.’Fed Cup - Australia v Russia: Day 1Casey Dellacqua (Photo by Mar...
Casey Dellacqua v Veronika Kudermetova Fed Cup match preview - Dellacqua may be the one to send Australia into the semi-finals
Casey Dellacqua may have to be the one to seal the home tie for the hosts if Russia pull back a game on the second day.
Dellacqua has made a great start to her season, as she has decide to really focus on her singles, and her commanding performance in the first rubber will stand her in good stead ...
Samantha Stosur v Irina Khromacheva Fed Cup preview: Stosur can finish the tie in this rubber
Australia’s hope for a place in the World Group semi-final rests with Sam Stosur, as she faces Russia’s Irina Khromacheva.
While her team-mate Casey Dellacqua despatched Khromacheva in the first rubber comfortably, Stosur met some resistance from young Veronika Kudermetova as she gave Australia th...
Daniela Hantuchova v Andrea Petkovic Fed Cup preview – a tough ask for Hantuchova if Slovakia rely on this rubber to force a decider
Andrea Petkovic was the heroine for Germany on the first day of play, and if Angelique Kerber loses on Sunday, she will carry German hopes of ending the tie against Daniela Hantuchova before a decisive doubles rubber.
The momentum is firmly with the visitors currently in Bratislava after Petkovic ...
Dominika Cibulkova v Angelique Kerber Fed Cup preview: Cibulkova needs to capitalise on a leading head to head to get her country back in the tie
Dominika Cibulkova will hope that her 4-1 head to head advantage will stand her in good stead over Angelique Kerber.
While the diminuitive Slovakian has a commanding lead over the German, Kerber won their most recent bout at the start of the year in Sydney.
From having match point against Ge...