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Italy clinches Fed Cup title over U.S.

Updated: November 8, 2009, 12:12 PM ET
Associated Press

REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy -- Italy clinched its second Fed Cup title in four years on Sunday after Flavia Pennetta beat U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2.

Pennetta's victory gave the experienced Italians an insurmountable 3-0 lead over a young United States team in the best-of-five series on an outdoor clay court at the Rocco Polimeni club.

"We're the world champions, it's simple," Pennetta said. "We've played against some great teams this year."

Pennetta and ...

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