[Yahoo] Russia defeats Italy 4-1 in Fed Cup (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-25-2005, 04:46 PM
Defending champion Russia beat Italy 4-1 in the first round of the Fed Cup world group on Sunday to advance to the semifinals. Elena Bovina clinched the victory with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Maria Elena Camerin in reverse singles for a 3-1 lead. Earlier, Elena Dementieva survived four match points in the second set and rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0 victory over Francesca Schiavone.