Sofia Kenin, Sloane Stephens power United States to victory over Switzerland in Fed Cup World Group playoff
The 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin rallied from 3-0 down in the second set against Timea Bacsinszky to force a tiebreaker and win her first Fed Cup match.
Fed Cup: Venus Williams, CoCo Vandeweghe put USA 2-0 up against Netherlands; Czech Republic lead Switzerland
Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams needed an hour and 19 minutes to brush aside her 124th-ranked Dutch opponent Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-4.
India's leading doubles players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza began their US Open campaigns with victories in their respective events, albeit, in contrasting fashion.
Fed Cup: United States set up final against Belarus; Ilie Nastase suspended by ITF for abusive behaviour
Aryna Sabalenka put Belarus into the final for the first time with a stunning upset of Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland while United States knocked out defending champions Czech Republic 3-2.
Swiss Timea Bacsinszky beat Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in straight sets to pull the scores level at 1-1 in the Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday.