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Vandeweghe Leads USA Past Germany in Fed Cup

February 12, 2017, 1:10 PM HST
* Updated February 13, 7:37 AM
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USA, USA! Debra Lordan photo.

CoCo Vandeweghe lead Team USA into the Fed Cup semifinals for the first time in seven years after rallying past Germany’s Andrea Petkovic in Maui on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday’s matches were originally scheduled to feature the conclusion of the second match between Vandeweghe and Julia Goerges, which was suspended Saturday evening due to rain with the American up a set and break. Goerges was forced to retire before play resumed Sunday morning.

Vandeweghe led by a break twice in the opening set, but Petkovic broke back in Vandeweghe’s first, third and fourth service games to win Germany’s first set of the tie.

Vandeweghe received medical treatment for heat illness before she came out to serve at 2-4.

After saving two break points to hold serve, Vandeweghe, won the next three games to send the match into a third set.

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Petkovic won just 13 points in total in the third set.

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Vandeweghe dropped to her knees and was embraced on court by USA Team Captain Kathy Rinaldi.

Details will follow after a press conference with the players.

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