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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Pennetta ties Italy with Ukraine in Fed Cup

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Flavia Pennetta beat Kateryna Bondarenko 7-5, 6-3 to level defending champion Italy's Fed Cup quarterfinal against Ukraine at 1-1 after the opening singles.

Earlier Saturday, Alona Bondarenko beat Francesca Schiavone 6-1, 6-4 to give World Group new comers Ukraine a 1-0 lead.

Pennetta took a quick 3-0 lead before Bondarenko fought back to level at 5-5, but the Italian secured the decisive break in the next game.

Pennetta clinched the match in 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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