Fed Cup

United States edge Belarus to claim 18th Fed Cup

United States edge Belarus to claim 18th Fed Cup

The United States claimed their first Fed Cup title for 17 years as Shelby Rogers and CoCo Vandeweghe beat Belarus pair Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in a deciding doubles rubber in the final on Sunday.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
USA hope to end 17-year wait since last Fed Cup title

USA hope to end 17-year wait since last Fed Cup title

The United States aim to end their longest Fed Cup title drought when they meet a Belarus team missing former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in this weekend's final.

Nov 09, 2017, 11:41 AM IST
Victoria Azarenka to miss Belarus' Fed Cup final with USA

Victoria Azarenka to miss Belarus' Fed Cup final with USA

The two-time Australian Open winner has been locked in a custody battle over her baby son.

Nov 02, 2017, 09:04 AM IST
Tennis great Ilie Nastase sorry for Serena Williams `chocolate with milk` remarks

Tennis great Ilie Nastase sorry for Serena Williams `chocolate with milk` remarks

The comments last Friday prompted outrage from Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam winner, and messages of support from the world of tennis and beyond.

Apr 28, 2017, 20:35 PM IST
Serena Williams, Nadia Comaneci blast Ilie Nastase for 'racist', 'sexist' remark during Fed Cup

Serena Williams, Nadia Comaneci blast Ilie Nastase for 'racist', 'sexist' remark during Fed Cup

Nastase was overheard by a journalist commenting on Williams`s unborn child -- who will be mixed race as her fiance is white -- on Friday, saying: "Let`s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?"

Apr 25, 2017, 08:41 AM IST
USA stun Czech Republic to set up Fed Cup final with Belarus

USA stun Czech Republic to set up Fed Cup final with Belarus

The US has an overall 150-38 record in the Fed Cup, which started in 1963, and a 42-8 match record in home ties.

Apr 24, 2017, 21:19 PM IST
Ilie Nastase banned from Fed Cup after controversial racial slur over Serena Williams' unborn baby

Ilie Nastase banned from Fed Cup after controversial racial slur over Serena Williams' unborn baby

"The ITF has launched an investigation into this matter as well as previous comments made by Mr Nastase during the week. The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behaviour of any kind."

Apr 23, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
Fed Cup: Serena Williams, Venus Williams to skip first round tie against Germany

Fed Cup: Serena Williams, Venus Williams to skip first round tie against Germany

US captain Kathy Rinaldi announced her squad on Wednesday for the best-of-five match tie which doesn't include the Williams sisters.

Feb 02, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
`Stressed` Angelique Kerber out of Germany's Fed Cup tie against United States

`Stressed` Angelique Kerber out of Germany's Fed Cup tie against United States

The Fed Cup match in Hawaii takes place on February 11 and 12.

Jan 15, 2017, 23:34 PM IST
Davis Cup, Fed Cup set for revamp

Davis Cup, Fed Cup set for revamp

In recent seasons, players have often complained of the scheduling and format of the Davis and Fed Cups. 

Sep 21, 2016, 23:10 PM IST
Martina Hingis sets up Czech Fed Cup semi-final for Switzerland

Martina Hingis sets up Czech Fed Cup semi-final for Switzerland

Playing in the World Group for the first time since 2004, Switzerland will take on defending champions Czech Republic who edged Romania 3-2 for a place in the final.

Feb 08, 2016, 00:55 AM IST
Ankita Raina's day out in Fed Cup; India beat Uzbekistan 3-0 in Thailand

Ankita Raina's day out in Fed Cup; India beat Uzbekistan 3-0 in Thailand

India will play Kazakhstan for fifth-sixth place finish.

Feb 05, 2016, 19:49 PM IST
Maria Sharapova: Russian hoping to play Rio Olympics 2016 despite missing Fed Cup

Maria Sharapova: Russian hoping to play Rio Olympics 2016 despite missing Fed Cup

So far, Sharapova has featured in just two ties since 2012, the year when she won the silver medal at the London Olympics.

Feb 05, 2016, 16:20 PM IST
Play for country to participate in Rio Olympics, Russia's tennis boss tells Maria Sharapova

Play for country to participate in Rio Olympics, Russia's tennis boss tells Maria Sharapova

Russia tennis chief has reportedly questioned the Sharapova's intention to play in Rio Olympics.

Jan 27, 2016, 20:15 PM IST
Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2 in Fed Cup tennis

Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2 in Fed Cup tennis

Karolina Pliskova said that she was really happy as they had the trophy again.

Nov 16, 2015, 19:51 PM IST
Maria Sharapova to spearhead Russia in Fed Cup final

Maria Sharapova to spearhead Russia in Fed Cup final

World number three Maria Sharapova will spearhead Russia in the Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic in Prague on November 14-15, Russian team skipper Anastasia Myskina announced Friday.

Sep 25, 2015, 17:27 PM IST
Lucie Safarova back home after bacterial infection

Lucie Safarova back home after bacterial infection

Lucie Safarova should be able to line up for the Czech Republic in November`s Fed Cup final after returning home from hospital following a bacterial infection.

Sep 22, 2015, 09:23 AM IST
Roberta Vinci all smiles despite losing twice at US Open

Roberta Vinci all smiles despite losing twice at US Open

Roberta Vinci, playing in her first grand slam singles final, lost twice at the U.S. Open on Saturday after coming up short in an all-Italian clash against her closest friend on tour.

Sep 13, 2015, 09:15 AM IST
Fed Cup should change dates, says Maria Sharapova

Fed Cup should change dates, says Maria Sharapova

Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova called for a change in schedule for the Fed Cup on Wednesday, saying playing ties after grand slam tournaments was "pointless".

May 27, 2015, 19:00 PM IST
Petra Kvitova ousted by unseeded American in Stuttgart

Petra Kvitova ousted by unseeded American in Stuttgart

World number four Petra Kvitova suffered a shock defeat in the WTA Stuttgart tournament on Thursday, beaten in straight sets by unseeded American Madison Brengle.

Apr 23, 2015, 20:32 PM IST