Germany's Angelique Kerber beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in straight sets on Sunday to level the score in their Fed Cup World Group semi-final tie at 2-2. Kerber, who is currently 14th in the world, won 6-1, 6-0 in 52 minutes to level her head-to-head record with Russia's 23-year-old Pavlyuchenkova at three all. Earlier on Sunday Andrea Petkovic reduced the arrears in the match with Russia with a straight-set victory 6-2, 6-1 over Svetlana Kuznetsova.
South Africa on Sunday vowed to hunt down those behind a wave of attacks targeting immigrants, saying 307 people had been arrested over violence that has left at least seven people dead. The government stepped up its response to unrest in Johannesburg and the eastern coastal city of Durban, with Home Minister Malusi Gigaba resolving to end "all acts that seek to plunge our country into anarchy". Rioting and looting over the last two weeks have exposed tensions between South Africans and immigrants from across the continent, including Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ethiopia and Malawi. President Jacob Zuma on Saturday cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with surge in violence, and pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa.