Serena William’s First Fed Loss : Tennis player gets 2 points but loses decisive doubles as Italy beats US 3-2 in Fed Cup

Serena William's First Fed Loss : Tennis player gets 2 points but loses decisive doubles as Italy beats US 3-2 in Fed Cup

Serena Williams suffers her first loss in Fed Cup play as Italy downs U.S. World number one women’s tennis player failed to produce another victory in the decisive doubles match, after fighting from a set down to win her singles match over Sara Errani, as the United States lost 3-2 to Italy on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.

Italian tennis aces Flavia Pennetta and Errani defeated Williams and Alison Riske 6-0, 6-3 in the decisive doubles match, which also marked the world number one’s first career loss in the Fed Cup, dropping to 16-1-13-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles, Sport24 reported.

Earlier, Williams put together an error-filled 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 win over Errani before Pennetta routed 65th-ranked Christina McHale 6-1, 6-1.

Now, Italy return to the World Group and can compete for the Fed Cup trophy next year while the US were relegated to World Group II, the report added.