[Yahoo] U.S. beaten by Russia in Fed Cup semis (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-10-2005, 03:46 PM
The United States was eliminated from the Fed Cup on Sunday when Anastasia Myskina beat Jill Craybas 6-2, 6-4 to give defending champion Russia an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Earlier, Wimbledon champion Venus Williams downed Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-2 in the first reverse singles to cut the Americans' deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-five competition.