Fed Cup Tampa. Day Two

For the first time since 2010, Team USA has advanced to the Fed Cup Final, defeating the Czech Republic 3-2. Coco Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands provided the heroics in the 5th and deciding doubles rubber. The Czechs have won the Fed Cup title five of the last six years (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Today, […]

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Fed Cup Tampa. Day One

After the first day of play, we’re all even in Tampa. Coco Vandeweghe struck first for Team USA, defeating 17-year-old Marketa Vondrousova in straight-sets. Katerina Siniakova responded with a straight-sets win over Shelby Rogers…   Coco Vandeweghe def. Marketa Vondrouseva 6-1, 6-4 Good news: Coco’s Australian Open swagger is back. Many weren’t sure which version […]

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Fed Cup Tampa. Preview

    There is no debate. When it comes to the women’s game, the most mythical tennis Mecca over the past decade has been the Czech Republic. Petra Kvitova. Karolina Pliskova. Barbora Strycova. Lucie Safarova. The Czechs have won the Fed Cup title five out of the past six years. This weekend marks their ninth […]

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Fed Cup 2016: USA vs. Poland

The “World Cup of Tennis” returns February 6th and 7th, with nation-on-nation match-ups scheduled across the globe. Like last year, Team USA starts the 2016 campaign outside of the World Group. The goal? To win this weekend, then again in the World Group Playoffs come April. Those two wins land the U.S. back in the […]

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Fed Cup St. Louis: Day Two

FRANCE DEFEATS USA 3-2 (In the deciding doubles rubber) After Alize Conet’s tough loss to Madison Keys on Saturday, French Captain Amelie Mauresmo substituted veteran Virginie Razzano to play Sloane Stephens in Sunday’s first single rubber. Since her first Fed Cup Tie in 2001, Razzano actually had a remarkable 10-4 singles record before today’s match. […]

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Fed Cup St. Louis: Day One

Day-1. R1: Caroline Garcia def. Sloane Stephens (France up 1-0) First set: Caroline Garcia managed two breaks to Sloane’s one and easily stole the set 6-3. Second set: Sloane was broken right out of the gate, and Garcia quickly went up 2-0. Stephens then held and broke back to make it 2-all…BUT was immediately broken […]

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