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United States beat Belarus 3-2 to win 18th Fed Cup tennis title

United States beat Belarus in the deciding tie to win their 18th Fed Cup title.

tennis Updated: Nov 13, 2017 00:00 IST
Reuters, Minsk
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Unites States defeated Belarus 6-3, 7-6(3) in the deciding to lift their 18th Fed Cup tennis title(REUTERS)

The United States beat hosts Belarus 3-2 on Sunday to win a record-extending 18th Fed Cup tennis title and their first in 17 years.

Shelby Rogers and Coco Vandeweghe beat Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3 7-6(3) in the doubles to hand the visitors the decisive point.

The U.S. had not won the title since beating Spain 5-0 in 2000.

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Belarus were without former world number one Victoria Azarenka, who missed the final due to an ongoing custody battle with her baby son’s father.

First Published: Nov 12, 2017 23:55 IST