gives U.S. 2-1 Fed Cup lead
At the Fed Cup on Sunday,
Venus Williams won against Anna Chakvetadze giving the United
States 2-1 lead over Russia.
Williams defeated Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to
give the U.S. 2-1 lead over Russia at the semi-finals of the Fed
Cup. After coming from behind several times Saturday to beat
Petrova in three sets, Williams appeared on her way to an easy
victory over Chakvetadze, 8th in the world. Chakvetadze, who
lost her only other match against Williams in 2005, was trailing
behind Williams on both sets, but managed to give the U.S. fans
some anxious moments, before loosing to Venus.
The win gave Meilen Tu the chance for a
very memorable Fed Cup debut, when she faces Nadia Petrova. If
Petrova wins, the outcome will be decided by the doubles.
The winner of the semi-final between
Russia and USA will face Italy in September for the Fed Cup
Final. The Italians won 3-2 against France on Saturday.
Published on 07/15/2007