Americans tied 1-1 with Italy in Fed Cup
RIMINI, Italy -- American Varvara Lepchenko won in her Fed Cup singles debut to lift the United States to a 1-1 tie against Italy on Saturday.
In other Group I first-round matches, the Czech Republic led Australia 2-0, while Slovakia-Serbia and Japan-Russia were tied 1-1.
Lepchenko rallied past Roberta Vinci 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 after Sara Errani defeated Jamie Hampton 6-2, 6-1.
Vinci struggled with a leg cramp in the final set, which had seven breaks of serve. She had treatment on ...
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