Fed Cup: Serena Williams and Sofia Kenin win as USA lead Latvia

Williams is unbeaten in 14 Fed Cup singles fits

Serena Williams beat Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to present the usa a 2-0 lead of their Fed Cup qualifier towards Latvia.

The 23-time Mighty Slam champion defeated 2017 French Begin winner Ostapenko 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-3).

That came after newly-topped Australian Begin champion Sofia Kenin beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-2 6-2 within the first rubber.

“It be been a lengthy proceed. It wasn’t straightforward,” said world number seven Kenin.

“Nonetheless I used to be colossal happy to come support right here and play with the personnel.”

Williams added: “I’m in fact delighted with being in a space to earn the map shut for the personnel. I’m in fact inflamed that I used to be in a space to plow thru it.”

The qualifier, taking set in Everett, Washington, continues from 23:30 GMT with Kenin taking on Ostapenko within the third rubber.

The winners of the ideal-of-five tie will be for certain one of 12 nations in April’s modern-review Fed Cup Finals.

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