• 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.

  • German teen Zverev reaches Open Sud de France semifinals

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Defending champion Richard Gasquet of France defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday.

  • Wozniacki to be Denmark’s flag-bearer at Olympics in Rio

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Former top-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has been chosen to be Denmark’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Halep postpones op for Fed Cup against Czechs

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — World No. 2 Simona Halep has postponed a nasal operation so she can play for Romania against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group.

  • Top-seeded Bautista-Agut reaches semifinals at Sofia Open

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the semifinals of the Sofia Open by beating eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3 Friday.

  • Australian Open 2016 winner and German Fed Cup tennis player Angelique Kerber returns a ball during the training at the Leipzig Fair in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Germany faces Switzerland in the World Group first round on the upcoming weekend. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Kerber playing on 1st day for Germany against Switzerland

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will play on the opening day of Germany’s Fed Cup first-round tie against Switzerland on Saturday.

  • Mladenovic to open against Giorgi in Fed Cup 1st round

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic will open against Camila Giorgi when France meets Italy in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday.

  • Sharapova playing doubles not singles in Fed Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Sharapova was passed over for the singles and scheduled to play doubles for Russia against the Netherlands in their Fed Cup first-round tie starting on Saturday.

  • Dustin Brown beats Gilles Simon at Open Sud de France

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Third-seeded Gilles Simon lost his opening match at the Open Sud de France in straight sets Thursday, struggling to return Dustin Brown’s serves in a 6-4, 6-4 loss.