Team USA for the first time in 17 years won the Federation Cup


The American tennis player in Minsk in a bitter struggle in the 18-th time became the owner of the Federation Cup.

The captain of team USA Kathy Rinaldi for the final match against Belarus were not the strongest team – the team for various reasons, are unable to help the Williams sisters, Madison keys and former first racket of the world in doubles Bateni Mattek-Sands.

Belarus also failed to count on its main star Victoria Azarenka in connection with family problems in the final of the Federation Cup was just a cheerleader.

The main character of the decisive match of the fed Cup has become the newly formed debutante top 10 ranking WTA Coco Vandeweghe, who managed to win both single matches and to block the disastrous performance of champion US Open Sloane Stephens.

The decisive point for team USA in the doubles match brought Alison Riske and Shelby Rogers.

The results of the matches of the finals:

Alexander Sasnovich – Coco Vandeweghe – 4:6, 4:6

Arina Sobolenko – Sloane Stephens – 6:3, 3:6, 6:4

Arina Sobolenko – Coco Vandeweghe – 6:7, 1:6

Alexander Sasnovich – Sloane Stephens (USA, 2) — 4:6, 6:1, 8:6

Vera Lapko/Lidia Morozova (Belarus) – Alison Riske/Shelby Rogers (USA) — 3:6, 6:7


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