July 13, 1992 |
Fountain Valley's Debbie Graham will join Gigi Fernandez, Lori McNeil and Pam Shriver on the U.S. team, which opens Federation Cup play against Britain today in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States, which has won this tournament--the women's equivalent of the Davis Cup--a record 14 times since its inception in 1963, is seeded sixth in the 32-team field. Martina Navratilova, a six-time member of U.S.
July 4, 2003 |
Everything was going so well for Billie Jean King on Thursday morning. She was at a gathering, not far from Wimbledon, making an announcement that the British company Shock Absorber would make up the $70,000 difference in prize money between the men's singles champion and the women's singles champion here this year. King, captain of the U.S. Fed Cup team, remained fine, even when questions turned to the Fed Cup controversy, her dispute with Lindsay Davenport.
November 12, 2001
An American no-show did nothing to dim Belgium's first Fed Cup title. "It would have been great if they were here, but they weren't," said Justine Henin, after she and Kim Clijsters took rapid-fire straight-set victories over Russia in Sunday's final at Madrid, Spain. "We were the favorites here but we had to prove it on the court and we did it," Henin said. "It's a great victory for a little country with two young players and a great team." Henin beat Nadia Petrova, 6-0, 6-3, in 50 minutes.
July 14, 1992 |
The U.S. women's team at the Federation Cup tennis tournament--the women's equivalent of the Davis Cup--swept Britain, 3-0, in the first round of the event at Frankfurt, Germany. Gigi Fernandez beat Monique Javer, 6-4, 6-1; Lori McNeil defeated Jo Durie, 7-5, 6-3, and Pam Shriver and Debbie Graham beat Durie and Clare Wood, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).