Italy edges Ukraine 3-2 in Fed Cup
Flavia Pennetta shook off a sore back and paired with Roberta
Vinci to secure the decisive doubles point for Italy in a 3-2 win
over Ukraine on Sunday that put the country in the Fed Cup
Pennetta missed the singles matches but looked sharp in a 7-5,
0-6, 6-1 win over Lesia Tsurenko and Olga Savchuk.
Italy next faces the Czech Republic in the April 21-22
Earlier Sunday, former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone
rallied to beat Kateryna Bondarenko 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4, but Sara
Errani retired midway through her match with Tsurenko to leave it
tied at 2.
Italy won the Fed Cup in 2006, 2009 and 2010.