Feb 16 2018
It was, however, a dead rubber as the U.S. had already won the tie 3-1, after Venus and Coco Vandeweghe won their respective singles rubbers. "We were pretty tight in the first few games of each set and then when I got the break I felt a little bit better". "That gave me an opportunity to be able to close it out for the United States of America", she said."There was a lot of pressure for me to close it out, for her to be able to stay in, and I was able to handle it a little better", she added.
The United States team will travel to France for the semi-finals in April after the French progressed to the last four for the third time in four years courtesy of a 3-2 win over Belgium.
In Minsk, Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Tatjana Maria beat Lidziya Marozava and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the deciding doubles rubber to put twice champions Germany into the semis for the first time since 2015.Germany will next face the Czech Republic.
Czech captain Petr Pala expects Germany to call up former world No. 1 and two-time major victor Angelique Kerber as well as Julia Georges - both top 10 players - for the semifinal. And although she and her sister, Venus, fell short during the doubles match, losing 6-2, 6-3 to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands, Serena appeared to be all smiles, thanks to her support system.
Williams had set herself an ambitious comeback target of defending her Australian Open crown in January, but decided she was not quite feeling up to it a week before the tournament began.
Consumer Price Index surprise is just a blip
December's figures were revised to show little change, after an initially reported gain of 0.4 percent. The Dow Jones industrial index, S&P 500 and Nasdaq took 0.5 percent losses upon Wednesday's open.
Suns to acquire Elfrid Payton from Magic
Canaan underwent surgery February 1 to fix the ankle he injured the previous day in a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Payton is averaging a career-best 13 points on 37 percent shooting from three.
PM to address rallies in poll-bound Tripura today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in south Tripura taking his party's call of "Chalo paltai" to the voters. After his UAE visit, Modi will travel to Oman in the final leg of his visit from February 11-12.
"I honestly feel better than I thought I was going to feel", Serena told ESPN of her return to the court.
The 36-year-old American took time away from the sport to give birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia and get married, to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Venus Williams is ranked No. 8 in the world, while Serena remains unlisted in the WTA rankings.
Serena showed glimpses of both her prowess and rust during the 6-2. "Even though they didn't go in, it's just the start, I feel like that's a very good step in the right direction".
Feb 15 2018
Sweden's Kalla wins first Pyeongchang gold
I felt so happy crossing the line but also relieved. "It is my fifth Olympics and I am happy to be here at my age". Bjoergen's next medal chance will be the women's 10km individual sprint.
Feb 14 2018
'Chelsea Bomber' sentenced to life in prison for 2016 blasts
She described Rahimi's efforts to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in NY where he has been imprisoned since his arrest.
Feb 14 2018
Kuwait pledges $2bn to Iraq reconstruction
It is also counting on a Saudi-Iraqi rapprochement to weaken Iran's influence there. The fighters have also been largely defeated in neighbouring Syria.
Feb 14 2018
Higuain, of course! - Allegri backs his man over Spurs' Kane
Tottenham had a mountain to climb against a side which had reached the Champions League final in two of the past three seasons. Harry Kane pulled one back and then, vitally, Higuain struck the bar with another penalty on the stroke of halftime.
Feb 10 2018
LAPD Submits Three Harvey Weinstein Sex Cases to District Attorney
The district attorney's office is already reviewing two other cases against Weinstein that could also result in charges. That led the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscar awards, to expel Weinstein.
Feb 10 2018
Real Madrid coach Zidane already in contact about next job
News outlet AS claims big names such as Spain global Isco , 25, will be axed in order to usher in a new era of Galaticos. The most complicated thing for me is to make the line-up.
Feb 09 2018
Led coalition attacks Assad forces in Syria
Moscow and Washington maintain contacts in eastern Syria to prevent unexpected confrontation between forces they support. That official also said the military assesses that some of the Russian contractors were killed in the USA counterstrike.
Feb 09 2018
Alabama man arrested in viral child porn video
Brooke Walker, Moore's fiancé, Tonya Hardy, was detained for questioning, but she's refusing to cooperate with the investigation. Authorities asked for the public's help in locating Moore, who surrendered to Millbrook police around 3:30 a.m.
Feb 08 2018
German chancellor urges compromise in coalition talks
After weeks of negotiations, Germany's main political parties have finally reached an agreement to govern together. Merkel at first turned to two smaller parties , the Free Democrats and Greens, to form a new government.
Feb 07 2018
Uber-Waymo trial reveals cutthroat race to control future of transportation
Waymo and Uber lawyers squared off in a federal court on Monday on the first day of a bombshell trade-secret theft case. Levandowski left Waymo in late 2015 to form self-driving truck startup Otto with Lior Ron, another ex-Waymo employee.
Feb 14 2018Historic immigration debate in flux
Feb 14 2018South Africa's worst home-series defeat
Feb 12 2018Syria says rare U.S. strike an effort to support terrorism
Feb 11 2018NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship
Feb 11 2018Hong Kong Bus Crash Kills at Least 18 and Injures Over 60
Feb 09 2018Twitter Posts Profit In Q4 2017 For First Time Ever
Feb 09 2018England unveil fresh World Cup kits
Feb 09 2018Food may influence cancer spread
Feb 09 2018Years after acquisition, Nest, Google hardware teams to unify
Feb 07 2018Status yellow snow warning
Feb 15 2018Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro With Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Launched In India
Feb 15 2018Google shipped 3.9 million Pixels during 2017 according to report
Feb 14 2018Reply is working on bringing Smart Reply to all messaging apps
Feb 14 2018Of Meghan Markle's Favorite Foods
Feb 12 2018Virgil van Dijk faces Southampton for the first time since joining Liverpool
Feb 11 2018Bollywood celebrities witnesses Auto Expo 2018
Feb 11 2018CBB Omarosa's USA is 'going to not be okay' underneath Trump
Feb 10 2018Kelly Knew Porter's Security Clearance Would Be Denied Weeks Ago
Feb 09 2018Sony's 'Venom' spin-off gets its first trailer
Feb 08 2018What is in US Senate deal on spending, debt ceiling
Feb 08 2018IOF Kills Palestinian in Alleged Stabbing Attack
Feb 07 2018Wayne Rooney on why Henrikh Mkhitaryan will succeed at Arsenal