(AP) — Serena Williams lost a Fed Cup singles match for the first time in her career, losing to Anastasija Sevastova in three sets as Latvia pulled even with the United States at 2-all in the best-of-five match.
Sevastova withstood Williams’ rally in the opening set and won both the first and third sets in tiebreakers. Williams had been 14-0 in her Fed Cup career in singles dating to her debut in 1999. Latvia won both singles matches on the second day.
Jelena Ostapenko beat Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin in three sets to open the day.