Feb 5, 2016

Japan advances to Fed Cup zone playoff final

Japan reached the promotion playoff final of the Asia-Oceania zone in the Fed Cup on Friday with a 2-1 win over Thailand. Japan fell behind the host nation after Eri Hozumi lost 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Bunyawi Thamchaiwat, but Nao Hibino tied it up ...

Oct 21, 2015

Hawaii to host Fed Cup tennis for 1st time, Poland vs. U.S.

Hawaii will host Fed Cup matches for the first time when the United States faces Poland on Feb. 6-7. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday that the countries will have their 2016 first-round meeting in World Group II at Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The matches ...

Feb 12, 2015

Ariake Colosseum to host Fed Cup tie in April

Japan will host its Fed Cup World Group II playoff fixture in April against Belarus at Ariake Colosseum, the Japan Tennis Association decided on Thursday. Japan’s women, led by world no. 44 Kurumi Nara, blasted through the Asia-Oceania Zone Group I competition this month ...

Feb 7, 2015

Japan still perfect in Fed Cup action

Japan’s Fed Cup team earned a promotional playoff fixture with Kazakhstan on Friday, when the Japanese women completed a clean sweep of Asia-Oceania Group 1 Pool A with a 3-0 victory over Uzbekistan in Guangzhou, China. Japan won all nine of the matches it ...

Feb 11, 2013

Morita beats Marakova; Japan evens Fed Cup tie

Ayumi Morita stunned world No. 20 Ekaterina Marakova 6-2, 6-2 to pull Japan level at one rubber apiece in its Fed Cup World Group first-round tie against Russia on Saturday. The pressure was on Morita, ranked 57th in the world, to beat Marakova after ...