Moscow: Russia's two-time Grand Slam title-winner Svetlana Kuznetsova kept her team in the race for a place in the Fed Cup final by beating Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in a tough three-setter to pull the scores level at 1-1.
Kuznetsova won 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 on one hour 54 minutes on Saturday to record her third head-to-head win over Ivanovic, who is currently 15th in the world, in their 10th meeting.
"All three sets today were completely different," Kuznetsova said. "In the first I was in complete control and took it easily. I was so glad that I found my best tennis that I lost concentration in the second allowing her to level.