Team USA defeats Latvia 3-2 in Fed Cup classic from Washington. Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin rose to the occasion to seal the deal for Team USA.
USA led 2-0 coming into Saturday's action, but Latvia fought back in the reverse singles to level the match at 2-2. Then it came down to Kenin and Mattek-Sands versus Jelena Ostapekno and Anastasija Sevastova and after a tight first set, USA eventually ran out 6-4, 6-0 winners in an hour and 15 minutes to take a 3-2 victory. (Image Credit: AP)
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The United States survived a fright from little Latvia on Saturday before winning 3-2 in a Fed Cup qualifier as Serena Williams suffered her first career singles loss in the team event.
Latvia’s hopes of winning at least one match reside with Ostapenko and Sevastova. But Ostapenko’s best days are already behind her. Sevastova, despite being fairly consistent at the WTA level, does not have the same skill set as her opponents. The United States have a fairly easy matchup and should have little trouble getting past their opponent.
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., November 19, 2019 – The USTA today announced that Fed Cup tennis, the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, will come to Washington state for the first time, as the United States Fed Cup Team will take on Latvia in a 2020 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifying competition February 7-8 inside the Angel Of The Winds Arena in Everett, Wash.
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