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.
Roberta Vinci won a three hour, 13 minute marathon against Russia's Alexandra Panova as Italy grabbed a 2-0 lead in the Fed Cup final on Saturday.
Ana Ivanovic, Sam Stosur, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Simona Halep qualified for the semi-finals of the Tournament of Champions in Sofia.
Irina Khromacheva took to Twitter to express her delight at being in Russia's team to face Italy in the Fed Cup final.
Ana Ivanovic battled past Sam Stosur to maintain her 100% record at the Tournament of Champions in Sofia.
Sam Stosur got her Tournament of Champions off to a winning start against Elena Vesnina in Sofia.
Twice winner Ana Ivanovic started her Tournament of Champions campaign with an easy win over Tsvetana Pironkova in Sofia.
Order of play for day four of the US Open, with Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka all on court.
Organisers have announced the seedings for the US Open and Roger Federer is seeded only seventh.
Agnieszka Radwanska has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters for personal reasons, sending Li Na through to the semi-finals.
Victoria Azarenka's win over Magdalena Rybarikova paled into insignificance following the news of Marion Bartoli's retirement
Round-up: Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 6-2 6-2 in Cincinnati.
Round-up: The Maria Sharapova-Jimmy Connors partnership got off to a rocky start as Sloane Stephens shocked the Russian.
Round-up: Venus Williams slumped to a 0-6 6-4 6-2 loss to Kirsten Flipkens in the Rogers Cup first round.
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