Thomaz Bellucci defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Brazil an unassailable 3-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday, dropping the five-time champions to the zone groups for the first time since 1996.

Favored Argentina won both matches on Sunday, rallying to defeat Israel 3-2 in a Davis Cup World Group playoff tie.

John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.

The Davis Cup World Group playoff between Serbia and India will be decided on Monday after the fifth and decisive singles match was suspended because of rain.

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni ended a 16-year title drought with a straight-set victory over former world No. 1 Venus Williams in Sunday's final at the Coupe Banque Nationale.

Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they can win Switzerland's first Davis Cup trophy in the competition's 114-year history.

Sabine Lisicki beat Karolina Pliskova in straight sets Sunday to win the inaugural Hong Kong Open.

Setting their sights on a first Davis Cup win since 2001, the French players are finding extra motivation in the daunting task awaiting them.

Americans Bob and Mike Bryan capped a remarkable week with another celebratory chest bump on Saturday.

Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of dropping to zonal play for the first time since 1996.

Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff.

India's Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes came back from two sets down to beat Ilija Bozoljac and Nenand Zimonjic in the doubles match and narrowed Serbia's lead to 2-1 in the Davis Cup playoff on Saturday.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet again played the heroes on Saturday, teaming for a doubles victory to lift France into the Davis Cup final while ending the Czech Republic's two-year championship reign.

Italy stayed alive in its Davis Cup semifinal against Switzerland after the duo of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini rallied for a five-set doubles victory on Saturday.

Karin Knapp of Italy won her first career WTA title in her 12th year as a pro when she won the Tashkent Open by beating defending champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final on Saturday.

Karin Knapp of Italy claimed her first career WTA Tour title Saturday with a straight-set victory over Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the Tashkent Open final.

Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years.

Australia completed a 5-0 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year's elite World Group.

Former world No. 1 Venus Williams sneaked past Czech Lucie Hradecka, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) in the quarterfinals at the Coupe Banque Nationale tennis event.

John Isner and Sam Querrey each came up with singles victories to put the United States a point away from winning its Davis Cup playoff tie with Slovakia.

Sam Querrey gave the U.S. a commanding 2-0 lead Friday night in its Davis Cup World Group playoff against Slovakia with a 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan.

Thomaz Bellucci rallied from two sets down and saved a match point in a 3-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Pablo Andujar on Friday that helped Brazil level the Davis Cup World Group playoff against Spain at 1-1.

Dudi Sela's four-set win over Carlos Berlocq on Friday lifted Israel into a 1-1 tie with Argentina in their Davis Cup World Group playoff.

Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over China's Zheng Saisai on Friday.

Top seed Sabine Lisicki was an easy quarterfinal winner Friday at the inaugural Hong Kong Open.

Former world No. 1 great Roger Federer and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka combined to pull host Switzerland within one match victory of reaching the Davis Cup final for the first time since 1992.

Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovic ensured a depleted Serbia led India 2-0 after the opening singles in their Davis Cup playoff on Friday.

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