Russia Ousts Slovenia in Fed Cup
PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) _ Russia captured its Fed Cup quarterfinal Sunday when Elena Bovina won the clinching match by defeating Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik 7-6 (4), 6-2.
The Russians advanced to the semifinals against France, which beat Spain earlier in the day.
Russia entered play with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five quarterfinal.
Bovina, ranked 21st, took the first set in a struggle. Srebotnik, ranked 35th, appeared to lose her strength in the second set and did not win any of her service games.