Serena Williams clinches Tie for Team USA!

With Serena Williams’ (5-7, 6-1, 6-1) win today here in Worcester, she’s clinched the Group-2 Tie for Team USA over Team Belarus, sending the U.S. to the World Group Playoffs in April.

[lightbox link=”” thumb=”×170.png” width=”300″ align=”right” title=”” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Team USA clinches the Tie”]There are two more rubbers to play…Christina McHale and Darya Kustova are playing now; Victoria Azarenka and Venus Williams are both scheduled to play in doubles with partners Olga Govortsova and Liezel Huber.

Seeing as this was a Group-2 win, potential opponents for Team USA include other Group-2 winners and opening roup World Group Losers. Those from Group-2 joining the U.S. in the World Group Playoffs: Japan, Slovak Republic and Australia. Those who lost their World Group Ties this weekend, and will be included in the World Group Playoff Draw: Spain, Germany, Belgium…and we’re still waiting on the outcome of the Italy vs. Ukraine Tie (all even after four – and deadlocked at 5-all in the first set of the doubles rubber).

So…Good News from Worcester on this Super Bowl Sunday; where we’re really hoping for Good News from Indianapolis later on tonight – Go Patriots!