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Fed Cup Results: Sunday Settles Things

Posted by gauloises1 on April 26, 2009

Spain 0 Serbia 4

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With Serbia up 2-0 on hosts (and last year’s finalists) Spain, it was looking straightforward. Not so much, but Jelena Jankovic clinched it in the end, beating Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Nicely and symnetrically done, JJ. So Serbia will be in the World Group next year, which seems … right, frankly.

More results as they come in / I can be bothered.

Czech Republic 2 USA 3

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With Benesova benched, it was up to how-do-I-not-blow-away-in-a-strong-wind Safarova to keep the Czechs ahead, and the lefty managed just that, beating Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1. Yesterday’s sensation Alexa Glatch was up next against Petra Kvitova and justified her selection once again, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 to tie the … tie. Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the decisive doubles rubber, beating Benesova and Peschke 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-1. A sensational win for the U.S. and a great debut for Glatch to take the states into the finals.

Italy 4 Russia 1

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The U.S. will be facing Italy in the finals after a sensational victory. After yesterday’s woes, Svetlana Kuznetsova came storming back to defeat Flavia Pennetta comprehensively, 6-0, 6-3; whatever Shamil Tarpischev said to her, it must have worked. The wily Russian captain then took a gamble and tapped Fed Cup debutante Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to face Francesca Schiavone, benching Anna Chakvetadze after her woeful performance yesterday. However, Fed Cup warrior Schiavone was just too strong, clinching the tie with a 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-2 victory. Errani and Vinci also won the doubles. Well done Italy.

Germany 3 China 2

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China’s adorable Zheng Jie came back strong after a disappointing day yesterday, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 7-5, 6-4 to keep China in contention. With Sabine Lisicki injured, it was up to Tatjana Malek to clinch the tie against Peng Shuai and she wasn’t quite up to the task, falling to Peng 6-2 2-6 5-7. Lisicki came back for the doubles, however, and she and Anna-Lena Groenefeld upset Jie and Peng 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 for the tie. Great stuff.

Argentina 0 Ukraine 5

The forgotten tie continues to be forgotten as I can’t even find a picture of it. Anyway, Bondarenko and Savchuk racked up great straight sets wins over Cravero and Salut respectively to take the Ukraine into the World Group. Really great result for such a small, Bondarenko-heavy tennis nation.

France 3 Czech Republic 2

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Cornet’s Fed Cup and indeed general woes continue, falling to Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 5-7 6-4 despite being 4-1 up in the third set. Somebody get that girl a … well, I don’t know what she needs. But get it to her. Fortunately for her, and for us all, la divine Momes stepped up to beat Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 6-4, and then clinched the tie in the final rubber with Nathalie Dechy, beating Domi and Dani 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Seriously, nations of the world, are you listening? If you want something done right, get Amelie to do it.

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