Fed Cup

Fed Cup: Family affair as Serena Williams makes long-awaited return

Fed Cup: Family affair as Serena Williams makes long-awaited return

Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis alongside elder sister Venus after the United States sealed a decisive victory over the Netherlands in their defence of the Fed Cup.

Feb 12, 2018, 13:59 PM IST
Venus Williams, CoCo Vandeweghe put US up 2-0 against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Venus Williams, CoCo Vandeweghe put US up 2-0 against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Venus Williams got the defending champion United States off to a winning start in their Fed Cup first-round tie against the Netherlands on Saturday before CoCo Vandeweghe survived a scare to extend the lead to 2-0.

Feb 11, 2018, 15:19 PM IST
Fed Cup: Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur ensure India stay in Group I

Fed Cup: Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur ensure India stay in Group I

Ankita Raina prevailed over her rival in a long-drawn dog-fight after Karman Kaur Thandi's impressive win as India retained their place in the Asia/Oceania Group I in the Fed Cup after beating Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the relegation Play-off on Saturday.

Feb 10, 2018, 18:50 PM IST
Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur seal India's win over Hong Kong in Fed Cup

Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur seal India's win over Hong Kong in Fed Cup

Ankita Raina continued her top form with a fluent win after Karman Kaur Thandi's erratic victory as India took an unassailable 2-0 lead over Hong Kong in the Fed Cup, here on Friday.

Feb 09, 2018, 14:52 PM IST
India's philosophy, yoga, religion fascinate tennis star Yaroslava Shvedova

India's philosophy, yoga, religion fascinate tennis star Yaroslava Shvedova

The philosophy of life and death presented in great detail in the epic Gita, India's "beautiful" places, its welcoming people and yoga fascinate Kazakhstan's top tennis player Yaroslava Shvedova not a little.

Feb 08, 2018, 20:18 PM IST
I let my racquet do the talking: Ankita Raina on TOPS exclusion

I let my racquet do the talking: Ankita Raina on TOPS exclusion

Kept out of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), Ankita Raina has made a huge statement by pulling off consecutive wins over higher-ranked players in the ongoing Fed Cup, and the young Indian tennis player is hoping for just reward after letting her racquet do all the talking.

Feb 08, 2018, 19:27 PM IST
Fed Cup: Ankita Raina does it again, tames Yulina Putintseva to keep India alive

Fed Cup: Ankita Raina does it again, tames Yulina Putintseva to keep India alive

Big-hearted Ankita Raina showed nerves of steel as she yet again rose to the occasion for India by taming experienced Yulina Putintseva in a thrilling contest to level the Fed Cup tie against Kazakhstan 1-1 on Thursday.

Feb 08, 2018, 15:38 PM IST
Fed Cup: India lose 1-2 to China despite Ankita Raina’s singles win

Fed Cup: India lose 1-2 to China despite Ankita Raina’s singles win

A fired-up Ankita Raina produced a stunning performance under pressure to shock world number 120, Lin Zhu, but that was not enough as India lost the Fed Cup tie against China 1-2 on the opening day of the Asia/Oceania Group I competition in New Delhi.

Feb 07, 2018, 17:58 PM IST
India prepared for tough Fed Cup tennis challenge

India prepared for tough Fed Cup tennis challenge

Captain Ankita Bhambri exuded confidence about her team before the Group-1 opener against China. The other two teams in India's group are Kazakhstan and Hong Kong.

Feb 06, 2018, 19:06 PM IST
Fed Cup: India grouped with tough Kazakhstan, China

Fed Cup: India grouped with tough Kazakhstan, China

The fourth team in Pool A is Hong Kong. Pool B comprises Chinese Taipei, Japan, Thailand and Korea.

Jan 15, 2018, 21:22 PM IST
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