Sunday, September 16, 2007

Russia wins Fed Cup

Going into the second day with a 2-0 lead, Russia had to win only one more rubber to re-claim the Fed Cup. Svetlana Kuznetsova accomplished that, with her 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone. The Kuznetsova-Schiavone match was as topsy-turvy as the Chakvetadze-Schiavone match had been, and almost as sloppy. And in the end, Schiavone just let it get away from her.

Following that match, Elena Vesnina defeated Mara Santangelo in straight sets, giving Russia a 4-0 lead. The doubles match was then cancelled, and Russia officially became the winner of the 2007 Fed Cup. Russia also won the Fed Cup in 2004 and 2005.

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