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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The political party of Yemen's former longtime autocrat has welcomed a United Nations resolution calling for a cease-fire in the country, urging on all involved in the conflict to observe it.
Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sabine Lisicki and Andrea Petkovic in the deciding rubber of the Fed Cup World Group semi-final against Germany on Sunday to put Russia into the final. Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova won 6-2, 6-3 in one hour 24 minutes to earn a pass into the deciding match with Czech Republic, who beat France in the other semi-final. The second set was almost a carbon copy of the first as the Russians broke their opponents serve on three more occasions sealing their victory with an ace by Pavlyuchenkova. Earlier Sunday Germany's Angelique Kerber beat Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-0 to level the match at 2-2.