Fed Cup

Alize Cornet of France in action during the singles match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during day five of the Eastbourne Open tennis tournament at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Thursday June 27, 2019. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 2:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Fed Cup is following the Davis Cup with a new tournament format. Starting next year, the women's tennis event will be a six-day final tournament in April with 12 teams playing for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary, the International Tennis Federation said...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty holds the trophy as she celebrates winning her women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 17, 2019 - 4:44 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Perth has beaten out bids from Melbourne and Brisbane to host the Fed Cup tennis final between Australia and France in November. Newly crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is expected to lead Australia in the tie at the RAC Arena on Nov. 9 and 10. Perth last hosted...
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United States' Sofia Kenin carries the flag around the arena after winning a tie breaker against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, after their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
April 22, 2019 - 9:42 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap up the match at Freeman Coliseum. The Americans...
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April 21, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia held her nerve on serve in the decisive doubles match as France reached the Fed Cup final with a nail-biting 3-2 win Sunday against a Simona Halep-inspired Romania. Teaming up with Kristina Mladenovic for the first time in two years in the Fed Cup, Garcia sealed...
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April 19, 2019 - 8:21 am
ROUEN, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday. No. 21 Caroline Garcia meets Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second singles at the clay-court Kindarena in Rouen, northwest France. Following the...
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April 18, 2019 - 9:16 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. Ninth-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia will play often doubles partner Victoria Azarenka in the second singles match...
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Sloane Stephens returns a shot from Sara Sorribes Tormo during their match Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Volvo Car Open held in Charleston, South Carolina. Stephens won the match 7-6, 7-6. (Brad Nettles/The Post And Courier via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 11:42 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys will lead the United States against Switzerland in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs at San Antonio. Captain Kathy Rinaldi's roster released Wednesday also includes Sofia Kenin, Jessica Pegula and Jennifer Brady. The matches are April 20-21...
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April 08, 2019 - 6:29 am
PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia, Pauline Parmentier and Alize Cornet have been named in France's Fed Cup team for the semifinals against Romania. France will host the best-of-five series on clay in the Normandy city of Rouen from April 20-21. Romania, which upset defending...
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March 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia will play its Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus on April 20-21 on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. Brisbane-based Ash Barty led the Australian team to a 3-2 win over the United States in February at Asheville, North Carolina. She is also expected to be on the...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty serves during the first-round Fed Cup tennis match against United States' Madison Keys in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 10, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France, Belarus and Australia. Romania reached the semifinals for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years. Irina-...
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