Serena fires back at Nastase over comments on pregnancy

/ Apr 25, 2017

Serena fires back at Nastase over comments on pregnancy

Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase’s comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. The 23-time major champion wrote on Instagram on Monday: “It disappoints me to know we live ...

/ Jan 10, 2017

Osaka set for Fed Cup debut

Naomi Osaka, 19, will make her Fed Cup debut for Japan in February, the Japan Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Ranked 47th in the world, Osaka will join world No. 42 Misaki Doi along with Eri Hozumi and Shuko Aoyama in Japan’s Group 1 Asia/Oceania ...

/ 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 ...

/ 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 ...