Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fed Cup Results

The Russians carried there dominating performance from yesterday over to today as they won all 5 matches to knock out the Chinese. The Americans rallied to defeat the Argentines after Melanie Oudin last the first set of her singles match with the U.S. down 2-1. She came back dominating the next two sets over Betina Jozami. The U.S. then won the doubles to clinch. The Czechs defeated the Spaniards and the Italians crushed the French to round out World Group 1 play.

Russia vs. China

Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) def. Zi Yan (CHN), 6-1, 6-2
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) def. Tiantian Sun (CHN), 6-1, 6-1
E.Dementieva/S.Kuznetsova (RUS) def. T.Sun/Z.Yan (CHN), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Russia wins 5-0

Czech Republic vs. Spain
Lucie Safarova (CZE) def. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP), 6-4, 6-3
Petra Kvitova (CZE) def. Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP), 6-4, 7-5
I.Benesova/K.Peschke (CZE) def. L.Dominguez Lino/M.Martinez Sanchez (ESP), 6-4, 6-2

Czech Republic wins 4-1

Italy vs. France
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Alize Cornet (FRA), 6-2, 6-2
Sara Errani (ITA) def. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), 6-3, 6-4
S.Errani/R.Vinci (ITA) def. S.Bremond/N.Dechy (FRA), 6-4, 6-4

Italy wins 5-0

United States vs. Argentina
Gisela Dulko (ARG) def. Jill Craybas (USA), 6-1, 6-3
Melanie Oudin (USA) def. Betina Jozami (ARG), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
J.Ditty/L.Huber (USA) def. G.Dulko/B.Jozami (ARG), 6-2, 6-3
U.S. wins 3-2

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