EVERETT, Wash. — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect. Williams improved to 14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Latvia. Williams outlasted Ostapenko 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) to put the U.S. on the cusp of advancing to the Fed Cup Finals in Budapest, Hungary in April. The U.S. needs just one victory in the three scheduled matches on Saturday to advance. “I just want to be able to go out there and do well. You're playing for your country, it's not just for you,” Williams said. The...Full Article
Williams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0
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