Posts Tagged Western Europe

Fed Cup: Petkovic cuts Russia’s lead over Germany to 2-1

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia and Germany’s Fed Cup semifinal headed to a decisive doubles rubber Sunday after Angelique Kerber thrashed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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Serena Williams overcomes the wind and Errani in Fed Cup

Serena Williams of the United States reacts during a Fed Cup World Group playoff tennis match against Italy's Sara Errani, in Brindisi, Italy, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy’s Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday.

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Czech Republic beats France 3-0 in Fed Cup semis

Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic reacts after winning a point against Kristina Mladenovic from France during the Fed Cup tennis semifinal match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Kvitova won the match in straight sets and gave Czech Republic a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

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Berdych moves into Monte Carlo Masters final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their semifinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament,  in Monaco, Saturday, April, 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

MONACO (AP) — Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal’s playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay.

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Fed Cup: Russia on brink of final with 2-0 lead over Germany

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia was on the brink of making the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki on Saturday.

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