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.
Irina Khromacheva took to Twitter to express her delight at being in Russia's team to face Italy in the Fed Cup final.
WTA round-up: Caroline Wozniacki had to graft to book her place in the WTA Luxembourg semi-finals against Bojana Jovanovski.
Sloane Stephens moved a step closer to the top 10 with an epic 7-6 4-6 6-3 win over Andrea Petkovic in Linz.
WTA rankings on Monday (Last week's positions in brackets):
WTA rankings on Monday (Last week's positions in brackets): points
The paths to the US Open women's semi-finals to be played on Friday at the US National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.
Flavia Pennetta's journey to the last four of the US Open has been one of the more unexpected successes for Italy.
Flavia Pennetta reached her first Grand Slam semi-final after beating Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-1 at the US Open.
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