Fed Cup

United States' Madison Keys returns a ball to France's Pauline Parmentier during her Fed Cup semifinal singles tennis match, in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 22, 2018 - 10:37 am
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Madison Keys beat Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (4), 6-4 to send the United States into a second straight Fed Cup final on Sunday. Keys' victory gave the defending champions an unassailable 3-1 lead over France. The 13th-ranked Keys, a late replacement for CoCo...
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Sloane Stephens of USA celebrates after defeating Pauline Parmentier of France during the Fed Cup semifinal singles tennis match in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 21, 2018 - 11:54 am
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Sloane Stephens fought hard to beat Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (3), 7-5 and give defending champion United States a 1-0 lead against France in the Fed Cup semifinals on Saturday. The U.S. Open champion saved five set points serving at 5-4 down in the first set and rallied...
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From left, France's Team members Amandine Hesse, Pauline Parmentier, Kristina Mladenovic, captain Yannick Noah and United States' Fed Cup team members, captain Kathy Rinaldi, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Coco Vandeweghe, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, pose for photo after the draw ceremony in Aix-en-Provence, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Fed Cup semifinal matches between France and USA will take place Saturday and next Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 20, 2018 - 12:38 pm
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals. France No. 1 Kristina Mladenovic and CoCo Vandeweghe will follow on Saturday in the second singles at the new 6,700-capacity Arena Pays d'Aix...
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USA's Serena Williams reaches for a shot against the Netherlands during a doubles match in the first round of Fed Cup tennis competition in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 11, 2018 - 7:57 pm
The Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-1 to advance to its 10th straight Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday, and Serena Williams played her first competitive match in more than a year as defending champion United States defeated the Netherlands 3-1. The Czechs, Fed Cup champions in five of the last seven...
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USA's Serena Williams returns a shot against the Netherlands during a doubles match in the first round of Fed Cup tennis competition in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 11, 2018 - 6:32 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The first step in Serena Williams' comeback underscored how far she has to go after spending over a year away from the game. In Williams' first competition since giving birth five months ago, she and sister Venus lost 6-2, 6-3 to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO ARANTXA, NOT ARNATXA - USA's Venus Williams hits a return to Netherlands' Arantxa Rus during a match in the first round of Fed Cup tennis competition in Asheville, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 10, 2018 - 6:22 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Venus Williams used her 1,000th career singles match to get the United States off to a strong start in its Fed Cup title defense. CoCo Vandeweghe needed to stage a comeback to make sure that momentum continued. Williams and Vandeweghe won their singles matches Saturday to...
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United States' team celebrates during the awarding ceremony after winning the Fed Cup final match between Belarus and USA, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. United States defeated Belarus 3-2 and gained the Fed Cup title. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 12, 2017 - 4:40 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A 17-year championship drought came to an end Sunday for the United States when it beat Belarus 3-2 to take its 18th Fed Cup title. CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles of the 2017 final. It...
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United States Fed Cup team members captain Kathy Rinaldi, CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens, Shelby Rogers, Alison Riske, from left to right, pose for photo after drawing ceremony, in Minsk, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Fed Cup final matches between Belarus and USA will take place Nov. 11 - 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 10, 2017 - 4:36 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when the United States takes on Belarus, with the Americans looking to break a 17-year championship drought. Vandeweghe was drawn to face Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first singles match. U.S. Open...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 file photo of the Czech Republic team captain Petr Pala, center, and players hold the trophy after their victory against France, during the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Davis Cup and Fed Cup are planning to combine forces into a World Cup of Tennis. A three-year deal starting in 2018 to combine the events was announced Wednesday June 28, 2017, by the International Tennis Federation. The changes still need to be approved at the federation’s annual general meeting in August in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias/File)
June 28, 2017 - 7:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and Fed Cup are planning to combine forces into a World Cup of Tennis. Starting in 2018, the finals of the men's and women's national team tournaments will be brought together under one roof in an effort to raise the profile of the competitions. For the first three years...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2009, file photo, former Romanian tennis stars Ion Tiriac, left, and Ilie Nastase pose with the trophy of the BCR Tennis Open tournament in Bucharest, Romania. Madrid Open organizer Ion Tiriac said Tuesday, June 20, 2017, he won't award any more trophies at his tournament because he is upset by the way his friend Ilie Nastase has been treated by the WTA. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
June 20, 2017 - 11:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Madrid Open organizer Ion Tiriac said Tuesday he won't award any more trophies at his tournament because he is upset by the way his friend Ilie Nastase has been treated by the WTA. In an open letter to WTA CEO Steve Simon, Tiriac said he has decided not to hand out gold,...
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