Petkovic progresses at rain-soaked Nuremberg Cup
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Rain again disrupted play on the third day of the Nuremberg Cup, with home favorite Andrea Petkovic among just four players to progress from a packed first-round schedule...
WOLLONGONG, Australia (AP) — Ashleigh Barty has leveled Australia's Fed Cup World Group playoff against the Netherlands with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Quirine Lemoine on indoor hard courts.
In the opening singles match Saturday, Lesley Kerkhove upset Samantha Stosur 7-5, 7-6 (1). Stosur had her chance to get back into the match, holding two break points in the eighth game of the second set, but she allowed Kerkhove to win the next four points and then was outclassed in the tiebreaker.
Fed Cup: Barty, Stosur to play singles for Australia
WOLLONGONG, Australia (AP) — Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur were named to play both singles and doubles for Australia against the Netherlands in their Fed Cup World Group playoff beginning Saturday.
Australia captain Alicia Molik on Friday overlooked the 24th-ranked Daria Gavrilova, ranked 32 places above 2011 U.S. Open champion Stosur.
Stosur will face Lesley Kerkhove in the first match on Saturday before Barty takes on Quirine Lemoine in the second on indoor hard courts.