Latvia beat India 3-1 in the Billie Jean King Cup playoff with Ankita Raina once again highlighting her fighting spirit despite two defeats.
Latvia took a 2-0 lead over India in the Billie Jean King Cup playoff tie with wins for Jelena Ostapenko, Anastasija Sevastova over Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi respectively.
India take on higher-ranked Latvia in their first-ever Billie Jean King Cup playoff tie. The matches will be played on indoor hard courts in an empty stadium.
Miami Open: Ashleigh Barty reaches semis after hard-fought win over Aryna Sabalenka; Daniil Medvedev into last eight
Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner downed Emil Ruusuvuori 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the last eight.
The top-ranked Barty rallied from a big third-set deficit and overcame a match point to win her opening match against qualifier Kristina Kucova, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina to lead India in Billie Jean King Cup World Group Play-offs against Latvia
India had qualified for the World Group Play-offs for the first time after finishing second in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, held in Dubai in March 2020 while Latvia lost 2-3 to USA in their group.
Adelaide International: Coco Gauff beats Shelby Rogers to reach semi-finals; Teichmann defeats Sevastova to progress
Coco Gauff will play either Belinda Bencic or Storm Sanders in the semis, and Jil Teichmann will play the winner of the Iga Swiatek vs Danielle Collins match.
Fed Cup 2020: US beat Latvia 3-2 to advance to final; Anastasija Sevastova hands Serena Williams maiden defeat
Williams had been unbeaten in singles, dating to her Fed Cup debut in 1999, including a straight-sets win over Ostapenko on Friday night that had two tiebreakers.
Fed Cup 2020: Serena Williams, Sofia Kenin overcome Jelena Ostapenko, Anastasija Sevastova to give US 2-0 lead over Latvia
Serena Williams defeated Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Latvia in their Fed Cup match.
Wuhan Open 2019: Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber suffer first-round exits following losses to unseeded opponents
The 13th-seeded Wozniacki lost to Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 7-6 (2), 6-1, 6-2. Hsieh lost the first-set tiebreaker but hit her stride in the second and third sets, cruising to a comfortable win over the former world No. 1.
Serena Williams moved another step closer to a record-tying 24th career Grand Slam title with a comfortable victory over Karolina Muchova.
French Open 2019: Stan Wawrinka knocks out Stefanos Tsitsipas in five-hour epic, Sloane Stephens beats 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza
Stan Wawrinka has a 23-3 losing head-to-head record against close friend and fellow Swiss Federer, who saw off Argentinian world number 68 Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 earlier in the day
French Open 2019, women's singles round-up: Johanna Konta into quarters; Marketa Vondrousova bagels Anastasija Sevastova in emphatic win
Johanna Konta proved that she had found her comfort zone in the French Open as she surged to a 6-2, 6-4 win over Donna Vekic to become the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open in 36 years
Stuttgart Open: Naomi Osaka hits back at critics after dramatic win over Donna Vekic in quarter-final
World number one Naomi Osaka has hit back at her critics after fighting to a dramatic comeback win over Donna Vekic to reach her first career clay court semi-final in Stuttgart on Friday.
Charleston Open: Anastasija Sevastova stunned by World No 81 Jessica Peluga, Madison Keys fights back to beat Tatjana Maria
Pegula broke the Latvian Sevastova five times en route to an unlikely victory, saying that it was special, because she's from the area and playing on home turf.
Qatar Open: Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka become latest stars to withdraw from tournament due to injury
Caroline Wozniacki and Naomi Osaka were joined on the sidelines by Australian world number 14 Ashleigh Barty, and 19th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France
Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka edges past Anastasija Sevastova in three sets to set up Elina Svitolina clash
Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka edged past 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in three sets Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals
Australian Open 2019: Elina Svitolina weathers Madison Keys comeback to reach quarter-finals for second year in a row
24-year-old Elina Svitolina won 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 to set up a last eight clash with either fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan or Latvian 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova
Brisbane International: Naomi Osaka says US Open win has given her belief as she beats Anastasija Sevastova in quarters
Japanese star Naomi Osaka said her US Open victory in September had given her the self-belief to be able to come from behind and win tight matches.
Brisbane International: Top-seeded defending champion Elina Svitolina crashes out against Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Sasnovich displayed some breathtaking shot-making in the first set before Svitolina stormed back in the second, but the Belarusian broke Svitolina twice in the third set to seal victory.