Baltacha’s Comeback Trail

By Ros Satar (May 28, 2013) You could be forgiven for thinking you were sitting in another first round winner’s news conference, but the joy of being able to compete at the top tier was evident for Elena Baltacha, despite a 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Marina … [Read more...]

Ivanovic Surprises Germany In World Group Playoff

By Tumaini Carayol (April 21, 2013) STUTTGART - There were few surprises on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff tie between Germany and Serbia. As expected, Ana Ivanovic maneuvered past Mona Barthel in a tight three-set contest that … [Read more...]

Italy Rallies Past US to Move into Fed Cup Semis

(February 10, 2013) Italy came back from 1-2 down to defeat the United States in Fed Cup 3-2 on Sunday in the first round of the World Group in Rimini, Italy.   World No. 1 doubles team Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci sealed the win for Italy in … [Read more...]

Czech Republic Defeats Serbia 3-1 for Second Straight Fed Cup Title

  (November 4, 2012) Lucie Safarova defeated Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 6-1  in Prague to clinch a second straight Fed Cup title for the Czech Republic on Sunday. The Czechs came into Sunday with a 2-0 lead over Serbia. Ana Ivanovic kept Serbia’s … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Leads US Fed Cup Squad Back Into World Group

  The United States is back in the World Group of Fed Cup thanks to 5-0 sweep of Ukraine on an outdoor red clay court at the Superior Golf and Spa Resort in Kharkiv, Ukraine. After leading 2-0 after Day One, Serena Williams opened play on … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

Kourtin' Karen's tennis week in review for the week ending February 5, 2012   15-0 Happy Birthday to TPN Monday, February 6, 2012 marks the fourth anniversary of this site which began as Global Village Tennis News. Check the Facebook page … [Read more...]

Czech Republic and Russia Advance to Fed Cup Final, Complete Results

The Czech Republic and Russia have advanced to the Fed Cup final after victories over Belgium and Italy respectively. The final will be played in Russia on the weekend of November 5-6.   Germany, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine have won their way … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes on USA’s Loss to Germany in Fed Cup

  For the first time in since the group format was instituted in 1995, the United States will not be able to compete for the Fed Cup next year. Germany crushed the United States, 5-0, in the 2011 Fed Cup World Group Playoff in Stuttgart this … [Read more...]

Fed Cup Day 1 Results for World Group Semifinals and Playoff Ties

Here are the latest results for the 2011 Fed Cup World Group semifinals, and World Group and World Group II play-offs on 16-17 April. The World Group II play-off tie between Japan and Argentina has been postponed until 16-17 July, and will be played … [Read more...]

USA and Germany Face Off in Fed Cup World Group Playoff

The United States will try to stay in the Fed Cup World Group for 2012 as they compete against face Germany this weekend in the Fed Cup World Group Playoff in Stuttgart. Order of Play Saturday, 7:00 a.m. ET Singles A: Christina McHale (USA) vs. … [Read more...]