• Venus Williams advances US team in Fed Cup

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Venus Williams clinched victory for the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland on Sunday in the Group II first round, advancing her team to the World Group Playoff in April.

  • Garcia tops Giorgi to seal France’s Fed Cup win over Italy

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia followed Kristina Mladenovic’s earlier win by beating Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4 as France clinched a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Italy in their first-round tie.

  • Romania leads Czech Republic 2-1 in Fed Cup

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Karolina Pliskova won her second singles match to put defending champion Czech Republic level at 2-2 with host Romania in their Fed Cup first-round match.

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany, right,  congratulates Switzerland's  Belinda Bencic  after  their Fed Cup World Group first round tennis match between Germany and Switzerland  in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Bencic upsets Kerber to give Switzerland 2-1 lead in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Annika Beck defeated Timea Bacsinszky to pull Germany level with Switzerland 2-2 in their Fed Cup first-round tie after Belinda Bencic had beaten Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber on Sunday.

  • Bertens gives Dutch 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.

  • Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of their Fed Cup first round.

  • France's Caroline Garcia, right, celebrates with her teammate Pauline Parmentier, her victory after defeating Italy's Sara Errani during the first round of the Fed Cup competition between France and Italy, in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Garcia wins to draw France level 1-1 with Italy in Fed Cup

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia beat former French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-3, 7-5 to move France level with Italy 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a ball to Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during their Fed Cup World Group first round tennis match between Germany and Switzerland  in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Kerber draws Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3 to draw Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.

  • Halep loses to Pliskova in Fed Cup

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Monica Niculescu beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 to ensure Romania tied with the Czech Republic 1-1 on the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.

  • Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, reacts loosing a point to Richel Hogenkamp, of the Netherlands, during their Fed Cup tennis match between Russia and Netherlands in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Bertens gives Netherlands lead over Russia in Fed Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Four-time Fed Cup champion Russia was on the brink of a surprise first-round defeat to the Netherlands after going 2-0 down on the first day Saturday.