Djokovic beats Nadal in straight sets to set up Monte Carlo Masters final with Berdych
MONACO (AP) -- Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal's playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay....

Russia on brink of Fed Cup final with 2-0 lead over Germany in Sochi
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Russia was on the brink of making the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki on Saturday....

Serena Williams' vast experience pays off in close 1st set vs. Italy's Giorgi in Fed Cup win
BRINDISI, Italy (AP) -- Nineteen Grand Slam titles. Nearly 20 years as a professional. An undefeated record this year. And not one career loss in the Fed Cup....

Losing return for Hingis in Fed Cup playoffs; Switzerland and Poland end 1st day at 1-1
ZIELONA GORA, Poland (AP) -- Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis played and lost her first competitive singles match since 2007 as Switzerland and Poland tied 1-1 on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday....

Injured Stosur replacement Dellacqua draws Australia level with Netherlands in Fed Cup
'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) -- Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff....

Safarova, Kvitova give defending champion Czech Republic 2-0 lead over France in Fed Cup semis
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Defending champion Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over France in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches on Saturday....

Serena Williams declares clay her 'favorite surface' as she prepares to meet Italy in Fed Cup
BRINDISI, Italy (AP) -- Having learned to play on rock-hard cement in Compton, California, Serena Williams could easily be excused if she didn't like the slow, red clay courts of Europe....

South Africa: Judge delays sentencing in rape trial of retired tennis champion Bob Hewitt
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A South African judge on Friday postponed the sentencing hearing of former doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault....


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