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U.S. advances in Fed Cup

Feb. 8, 2009 at 9:30 PM

SURPRISE, Ariz., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The United States, with wins by Melanie Oudin and the doubles team of Julie Ditty and Liezel Huber, beat Argentina 3-2 to reach the Fed Cup semifinals.

The Americans trailed 2-1 heading into Oudin's match against Betina Jozami, but the American battled to a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win to tie the best-of-five competition.

Ditty and Huber then beat Jozami and Gisela Dulko 6-2, 6-3 to win it for the Americans.

Earlier in the day, Dulko topped American Jill Craybas to give the Argentines a one-point advantage heading into the two final matches.

The United States team will go against the Czech Republic in the semifinals in April. The Czechs eliminated Spain Sunday.

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