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Cepelova, Hantuchova wins boost Slovakia

Feb. 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM   |   Comments

NIS, Serbia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jana Cepelova and Daniela Hantuchova each logged a reverse singles victory Sunday, boosting Slovakia over Serbia and into the Fed Cup semifinals.

With the best-of-five series tied 1-1 entering Sunday, Cepelova -- substituting for the injured Dominika Cibulkova -- gave Slovakia the advantage by rallying over Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 5-7, 7-5, 11-9.

Hantuchova then clinched Slovakia's victory with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 rout of Vesna Dolonc.

Serbia closed out the test with dead-rubber doubles triumph, making the final margin 3-2.

The decision put Slovakia into an April semifinal against Russia, advanced over Japan this weekend with a 3-2 quarterfinal victory.

Serbia was playing with stars Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.

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