Italy tops United States 3-1

Updated: February 9, 2014, 5:24 PM ET
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CLEVELAND -- Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend and gave defending champion Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday.

Knapp defeated American Alison Riske 6-3, 7-5 to give Italy the victory in the best-of-five series.

Italy advances to the semifinals in April when it will meet the winner of the matchup between Spain and the Czech Republic. That match will resume Monday with Spain leading 1-0 after rain delayed play for a second ...

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