Breaking News

Tesco to Investigate Overstatement of Profit by About $410M

Italy, Slovak Republic Take 2-0 Leads in Fed Cup Semifinal Round

Italy and the Slovak Republic hold 2-0 leads after the opening day of the Fed Cup tennis semifinals.

Sara Errani defeated Lucia Safarova 6-4, 6-2, and Roberta Vinci beat Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-1 to put Italy in front in the best-of-five matchup in Palermo. The defending champion Czechs must win tomorrow’s doubles match and both reverse singles to avoid elimination.

Dominika Cibulkova beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, and Daniela Hantuchova beat Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-4 to give the Slovak Republic the lead in Moscow.

The winners advance to the final of women’s tennis’s elite team competition in November.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bob Bensch at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.