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Russia beat China for berth in semis

MOVING ON Italy breezed by France 5-1 to reach their third Fed Cup semis in the last four years, with the US, Serbia and the Czech Republic also winning their ties


The 23-year-old Le Mans-born Tsonga won in Bangkok and Paris last year and succeeded in the revived South African tournament without dropping a single set in five matches.



Croatia’s Marin Cilic won the ATP Zagreb tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of his countryman Mario Ancic on Sunday.

Second-seeded Cilic, who did not lose a set the entire week, dominated as Ancic simply did not have an answer to his forehand.

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