Sara Errani, Italy clinch Fed Cup title

Updated: November 3, 2013, 9:44 AM ET
Associated Press

CAGLIARI, Sardinia -- Italy won a fourth Fed Cup title with a whitewash 4-0 victory over Russia on Sunday as No. 7-ranked Sara Errani cruised past Alisa Kleybanova before Flavia Pennetta and Karin Knapp won the dead doubles rubber.

It took Errani less than an hour to win 6-1, 6-1 against the No. 183-ranked Kleybanova, who has only recently returned to the circuit following treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Pennetta and Knapp beat youngsters Margarita Gasparyan and Irina Khromacheva ...

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