Kazakhstan stun host China in Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I



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Kazakhstan stun host China in Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I

Tennis: Kazakhstan have shocked the hosts China in their first match of the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I, as Yaroslava Shvedova and Zarina Diyas got the victories in singles. In the first match Zarina Diyas lost the first set 6-4 against Qiang Wang, but won the next two 6-4, 6-3 to give her side 1-0 lead.

In the second match, World No.51 Yaroslaba Shvedova eased past Shuai Zhang in straight sets 6-0, 7-5 to earn the victory. China won the doubles as the final score of the tie was 2-1. 38-year-old Tamarine Tanasugarn gave Thailand lead by beating Chinese Taipei's 6-1, 6-0.

Su-Wei Hsieh levelled it by beating Luksika Kumkhum 6-2, 6-1. The match was decided in doubles, where Thai team won 6-4, 6-3. Uzbekistan and Japan won their matches easily, as they outclassed Hong Kong and South Korea 3-0 respectively.