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Chakvetadze routs King, but Williams tops Petrova to tie Fed Cup semis

Updated: July 14, 2007, 8:13 PM ET
Associated Press

STOWE, Vt. -- One week after winning her fourth Wimbledon title, Venus Williams returned home to win another big match for herself, her sister Serena and her country.

But it wasn't easy.

Williams overcame a terrible second set to beat Nadia Petrova in the semifinals 7-6, 0-6, 6-4 on Saturday to tie the Fed Cup match between the United States and Russia at 1.

Earlier Saturday, Anna Chakvetadze gave Russia a lead by dominating Vania King 6-1, 6-3.

Williams ...

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