Sara Errani romped to a 6-1 6-1 win over Alisa Kleybanova in Cagliari to hand Italy their third Fed Cup title in five years.
Irina Khromacheva took to Twitter to express her delight at being in Russia's team to face Italy in the Fed Cup final.
British number two Heather Watson won her first WTA Tour match since February at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.
Round-up: Venus Williams strolled through her first-round match at WTA Brazil with a 6-3 6-3 win over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.
Round-up: Caroline Wozniacki looked in superb form as she crushed Lucie Safarova in the opening round of WTA Dubai.
Top seed Ana Ivanovic and Britain's Heather Watson both fell to upset defeats at a rain-soaked Pattaya Open.
Serena Williams recovered from a nasty fall to blast her way into the second round of the Australian Open.
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