Tennis – Kuznetsova puts Russia into the lead

Tennis - Kuznetsova puts Russia into the lead– Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Julia Goerges in straight sets to put Russia 1-0 up in their Fed Cup World Group semi-final tie with visitors Germany. The 29-year-old Kuznetsova won 6-4, 6-4 her fifth head-to-head meeting with the world number 63 in one hour four minutes to improve her win-loss record to 4-1. “It was a very nervous match as we both wanted to show our best tennis today,” Kuznetsova said. Luckily I managed to gather my strength to win the first point for my team.” With this win Kuznetsova, currently 24th in the WTA rankings, became Russia’s most successful player in Fed Cup history with 27 wins so far.

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