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Fed Cup final: United States beat Belarus to win first title since 2000

The United States won the Fed Cup for the first time in 17 years with a dramatic victory over Belarus in Minsk.

Coco Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers beat Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in the deciding doubles rubber to give the visitors a 3-2 win in the best-of-five tie.

Sasnovich had earlier beaten US Open champion Sloane Stephens 4-6 6-1 8-6 in a thrilling match to force a decider…………Read More

Graf backs Williams to break Court’s record

ZHUHAI, China (Reuters) – Serena Williams can “absolutely” surpass Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 grand slam singles titles if the American returns to tennis after giving birth earlier this year, former world number one Steffi Graf said on Sunday…………..Read More

Nadal to miss Basel in boost to Federer’s No.1 bid

Madrid (AFP) – Rafael Nadal on Tuesday announced he will miss this month’s Swiss Indoors tournament, boosting arch rival Roger Federer’s dream of ending the season as world number one.

The 16-time Grand Slam winner told his Facebook followers he was skipping the October 21-29 tournament due to a knee injury……………..Read More

Sloane Stephens thrashes Madison Keys to claim incredible U.S. Open win

Sloane Stephens capped her remarkable run at the U.S. Open with a dominant victory over Madison Keys in the final at Flushing Meadows to clinch her first grand slam title.

Stephens had dropped as low as 957 in the world earlier this summer after undergoing foot surgery in January but stunned Venus Williams in the semifinal to set up a meeting of two players long considered the future of the American women’s game after 15th seed Keys overcame Coco Vandeweghe………….Read More