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U.S. beats Germany 4-1 in Fed Cup quarters

Feb. 4, 2008 at 6:55 PM

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport and Ashley Harkleroad won Monday to give the United States a 4-1 victory over Germany in the Fed Cup quarterfinals.

Davenport rebounded from a straight-set loss Saturday with a 6-1, 6-2 win over German Julia Goerges in 46 minutes and Harkleroad posted a a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Sabine Lisicki.

The former world No. 1 Davenport was originally scheduled to meet Tatjana Malek Monday.

"I just felt pressure more for my pride," said Davenport of her need to rebound from a lackluster performance on Saturday. "Normally I've played so well in Fed Cup. I felt really bad for my teammates. I really felt like that was one of my worst matches in a long time."

A meaningless doubles rubber saw Davenport and Lisa Raymond beat Malek and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2, 6-0.

The round-of-eight match-up was pushed back to Monday after rain washed away Sunday's three-match schedule.

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