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April 17th, 2013

U.S. Fed Cup v Sweden: Serena, Venus, U.S. Pre-match Press Conference

SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, you really want to be able to win. I think in general I feel a little bit of pressure when I’m playing for the team because I want to be able to do really well. You’re not just playing for yourself. You don’t want to let your friends and your team down.

Posted by Staff @ 4:25 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | Comments Off

February 9th, 2013

Fed Cup: Czechs In Charge; US, Japan Surprise

Defending champion Czech Republic is in charge early in Fed Cup play.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 pm in Fed Cup | 2 Comments »

April 22nd, 2012

Serbia, Czechs Gain Fed Cup Final; Women’s Top 8 in Stuttgart; Previews

Over the weekend the defending champion Czech Republic moved into the final behind current Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova, and in the final they will meet the hungry Serbian squad, powered by former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, with the Serbs in their first-ever final.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 6 Comments »

February 14th, 2012

To Play The Olympics, Serena Williams Must Go To The Ukraine

Serena Williams will have to fly to the Ukraine if she wants to play the London Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 am in Fed Cup, Olympics | 5 Comments »

February 4th, 2012

Serena, Venus Star As USA Hosts Belarus; Fed Cup Capsules

The Williams sisters and Team USA host Belarus this weekend in Fed Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 am in Fed Cup | 8 Comments »

February 2nd, 2012

Victoria Azarenka: I Don’t Think Being No.1 Has Really Hit Me Yet

Victoria Azarenka met the press in Worcester, Mass as she prepares for a Fed Cup battle against the Williams sisters and team USA.

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 pm in Fed Cup | 3 Comments »

January 29th, 2012

Tennis Previews: Fed Cup; ATP Montpellier, Vina del Mar, Zagreb

With no one ranked in the Top 100, should Switzerland have pulled Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder out of retirement against Sam Stosur and Australia?

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 24th, 2012

With An Eye On Olympics, Serena, Venus Enter Fed Cup, Pass On Super Bowl

Venus and Serena Williams confirmed to play Fed Cup in two weekends.

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Fed Cup | Comments Off

April 18th, 2011

U.S. Women’s Tennis Makes Embarrassing Exit from Fed Cup World Group [Opinion]

Mattek-Sands was injured, but clay is her worst surface. The Williams sisters never play Fed Cup, and they only would have played this tie to maintain their Olympics eligibility. Venus Williams reportedly retained her eligibility for the Olympics by hopping on the plane to Stuttgart and sitting in the stands for the U.S. How sad is that?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:22 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 16 Comments »

February 5th, 2011

Watch Caroline Wozniacki Use Her Face to Hit a Volley [Video]

Watch Caroline Wozniacki use her face to hit a volley.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:13 pm in Fed Cup, Videos | 2 Comments »

February 4th, 2011

U.S. Fed Cup Team Takes on Clijsters, Belgium

Notes on the US v. Belgium first round Fed Cup tie.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Fed Cup | 13 Comments »

November 7th, 2010

Too Much Too Soon for Rookie as U.S. Loses Fed Cup Final to Italy

Fernandez took a chance on Vandeweghe after a reportedly bad practice week from Melanie Oudin. Oudin has had a down year since her quarterfinal breakthrough at the US Open last year. Fernandez benched Oudin on Saturday, then on Sunday Oudin showed her veteran composure by not only upsetting Top 10er Francesca Schiavone but blowing out the Italian, allowing her only four games.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:43 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

November 6th, 2010

U.S. Down 0-2 After Mattek-Sands Loss in Fed Cup Final

U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez will have to choose between the overwhelmed Coco Vanderweghe and Melanie Oudin, who was benched from the first day for a poor practice week, in the first match on Sunday.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:22 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

November 6th, 2010

Vandeweghe Loses to Schiavone in Fed Cup Final Opener; Mattek-Sands Next

Vandeweghe is much like Oudin when she first appeared on tour — not in the best of shape, with a bit of a “gut” visible, and a poor mover. That changed for Oudin when she worked with her trainers to erase the extra body fat and gain speed. Hopefully that is ahead for Vandeweghe, and not just a reliance on a thumping serve and forehand.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

November 5th, 2010

U.S. Chances Van-de-way Off in Fed Cup Final?

Oudin must have put in some horrifying practice sessions this week for U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez to make that decision.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:47 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | Comments Off

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