Tennis – Azarenka propels Belarus past Japan in Fed Cup

Tennis - Azarenka propels Belarus past Japan in Fed Cup– Former world number one Victoria Azarenka scored wins in singles and doubles as Belarus scraped past Japan 3-2 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff in Tokyo. Azarenka overpowered Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-3 before being pressed into action again as an emergency doubles replacement after Ayumi Morita had stunned Aliaksandra Sasnovich to take the tie to the wire. Japan’s hopes of completing an unlikely comeback after Morita’s gritty 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 win were dashed when Azarenka and Olga Govortsova saw off Morita and Shuko Aoyama 6-3, 6-4 to seal promotion for Belarus. …

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