Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final on Sunday.

Agnieszka Radwanska won her second singles rubber before teaming up with Alicja Rosolska to claim the decisive doubles match and give Poland a 3-2 win over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday.

The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia after Angelique Kerber clinched the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday.

Angelique Kerber defeated Samantha Stosur as Germany swept Australia in the Fed Cup semifinals.

Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in its Fed Cup weekend against France.

Madison Keys beat Alize Cornet in three sets on Saturday to earn the United States a 1-1 tie with France after two matches of their best-of-five Fed Cup World Group playoff.

Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.

Dominika Cibulkova and Donna Vekic each rallied for semifinal victories Saturday and will play for the title at the Malaysian Open.

Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic faces an anxious wait to see how long his right-wrist injury will keep him away from tennis.

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will meet in an all-Swiss final at the Monte Carlo Masters after both were semifinal winners on Saturday.

Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia overcame a fighting Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.

Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova were easy winners Saturday as the Czech Republic grabbed a commanding lead over Italy in the Fed Cup semifinals.

Roger Federer will try to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time and Stanislas Wawrinka his first Masters title anywhere when they meet in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.

Agnieszka Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland the first point of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Spain on Saturday, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to surrender a one-set lead and lose to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.

The Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over defending champion Italy in their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches in straight sets.

Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semifinal and primed to reach its first final in 21 years.

Sloane Stephens will be first up for the United States when it battles visiting France this weekend in a best-of-five Fed Cup World Group playoff.

Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.

Top-seeded world No. 10 star Dominika Cibulkova was a hard-fought quarterfinal winner Friday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.

David Ferrer stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in a quarterfinal Friday at the $4 million Monte Carlo Masters tennis event.

Two nations that have combined to win the last five Fed Cup titles will square off this weekend when reigning champion Italy takes on the 2011 and 2012 champion Czech Republic in a best- of-five semifinal in Ostrava.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.

The Fed Cup semifinal between host Australia and Germany will commence Saturday with a singles rubber between former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur and former top-10 star Andrea Petkovic.

Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.

Britain will be without its top female player at Wimbledon after Laura Robson announced she is having surgery on her injured left wrist.

It's been a while since we've talked about a young rising Italian women's tennis star, but things may be changing, thanks to Camila Giorgi.

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