Tampa 2017. Fed Cup World Group Semifinal

USA defeats the Czech Republic 3-2


R1: (USA) Coco Vandeweghe def. (CZE) Marketa Vondrousova

6-1, 6-4

R2: (CZE) Katarina Siniakova def. (USA) Shelby Rogers

6-3, 6-3

R3: (USA) Coco Vandeweghe def. (CZE) Katarina Siniakova

6-4, 6-0

R4: (CZE) Marketa Vondrousova def. (USA) Lauren Davis

6-2, 7-5

R5: (USA) Vandeweghe/Mattek-Sands def. (CZE) Pliskova/Siniakova

6-2, 6-3

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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Tampa Photos: World Group Semifinal

Photobomb. Martina Navratilova interviews Team USA after the win.

Team USA. Bethanie, Coco, Kathy, Shelby and Lauren pose with ball kids and Stacey Allaster, USTA Chief Executive.

Kenny Siebold as US Fed Cup Team Mascot ACE...

Kenny Siebold as himself, hijacking my phone when I left the dinner table...

My wife Dionne...moments before I reclined as far as possible. Great flight. Slept like a champ.

Another phone hijack shot: With Jeff Ryan, USTA Senior Director and Michael Fiur, US Open Director of Entertainment

Fed Cup Finalists for the first time since 2010. Bethanie and Coco were anchors in the 2010 loss to Italy. They're fired-up for Belarus in November.