The Fed Cup semifinals began today, with Russia winning one match (Anna Chakvetadze def. Vania King) and the U.S. winning the other (Venus Williams def. Nadia Petrova). The second match managed to be very competitive and lopsided at the same time, with Williams taking a bagel break in the second set. Final score: 7-6, 0-6, 6-4.
In the other semifinal, France won one match when Tatiana Golovin defeated Tathiana Garbin, and Italy won the second when Francesca Schiavone defeated Amelie Mauresmo, 7-5, 6-3.
Ukraine is 2-0 against Australia, thanks to the Bondarenko sisters.
You can see other results here.