Serena Williams pulls US level with Sweden in Fed Cup

The reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion subdued Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-2 in 66 minutes, extending her perfect record in Fed Cup singles to 9-0.

updated: April 21, 2013 09:11 IST
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Florida: World No. 1 Serena Williams cruised past Johanna Larson 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to pull the United States level with Sweden at 1-1 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff.

The visitors had taken a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five match tie when Sofia Arvidsson downed Sloane Stephens 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 on the outdoor hardcourt at Delray Beach Tennis Center.

Arvidsson blasted three aces, hammered 28 winners and won 63 percent of her first-serve points in the two-hour match.

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