BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Fed Cup semifinal between Australia and Belarus is going to a doubles decider.
Victoria Azarenka beat Australia’s Sam Stosur in the second reverse singles Sunday 6-1, 6-1 in 59 minutes to even the match at 2-2 on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena.
In the second set, Azarenka went ahead 3-1 when Stosur double-faulted to set up break point.
Azarenka’s win was met with loud cheers from the small but noisy group of Belarusian fans waving their country’s red and green flag.
In the deciding doubles, Ashleigh Barty and Stosur were expected to play Vera Lapko and Lydziya Marosava of Belarus.
Earlier Sunday, Barty beat Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match to give Australia a 2-1