Tennis Jun 17, 2019

Perth to host Australia-France Fed Cup final

Perth was Monday named as host city for the Fed Cup final between Australia and France later this year — the first to be held in Australia in four decades. The women's team showdown on Nov. 9-10 will be played on hardcourts at the west ...

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Tennis Apr 20, 2019

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Japan is in control of its Fed Cup World Group II relegation showdown against the Netherlands following singles wins by Misaki Doi and Nao Hibino on Saturday. Hibino easily overcame Dutch No. l Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 after Doi beat Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-4 in ...

Georgina Garcia-Perez destroys Japan in Fed Cup

Tennis Feb 10, 2019

Georgina Garcia-Perez destroys Japan in Fed Cup

Spain's Georgina Garcia-Perez, ranked 161st in the world, drove a stake through Japan's heart on Sunday by completing wins in all three of her matches for a 3-2 victory in their Fed Cup World Group II first-round tie. Forced to play doubles due to a ...

Naomi Osaka not named for Japan's Fed Cup clash against Spain

Tennis Jan 30, 2019

Naomi Osaka not named for Japan's Fed Cup clash against Spain

Women's world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka was not named for Japan's upcoming Fed Cup clash with Spain, the Japan Tennis Association said Wednesday. Japan will host its World Group II first-round match against Spain on Feb. 9 and 10 at ...

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

More Sports / Tennis Apr 21, 2018

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

World No. 22 Naomi Osaka defeated Heather Watson in straight sets Saturday before Kurumi Nara lost her match, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Britain in their Fed Cup World Group 2 playoff. Osaka beat the 77th-ranked Watson 6-2, 6-3 in Japan's opening rubber at ...

More Sports / Tennis 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 competition ...

More Sports / Tennis 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 with ...