• Mladenovic falls to Siegemund in round 1 in St Petersburg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France’s Kristina Mladenovic, seeded seventh, lost in the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Wednesday after a two-hour battle with Laura Siegemund of Germany.

  • Williams coasts to 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee at Taiwan Open

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams had a 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee Pei-chi in her opening match at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday.

    Updated: 1:25 am

  • Pavlyuchenkova reaches round 2 in St. Petersburg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was made to fight for a place in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Tuesday, beating Czech veteran Klara Koukalova in three sets.

  • US drawn against Australia in Fed Cup playoffs

    LONDON (AP) — The United States will travel to Australia in April as they try to win back their place in the top tier of the Fed Cup.

  • 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.