Sofia Kenin, Sloane Stephens power United States to victory over Switzerland in Fed Cup World Group playoff

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The 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin rallied from 3-0 down in the second set against Timea Bacsinszky to force a tiebreaker and win her first Fed Cup match.

San Antonio: Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.

Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap up the match at Freeman Coliseum. The Americans advanced to the 2020 World Group draw, while Switzerland was relegated to World Group II.

The 20-year-old Kenin rallied from 3-0 down in the second set to force a tiebreaker and win her first Fed Cup match.

"I'm just really happy, and I really left it all out there on the court. Sloane just said, 'You know what? Just fight. Leave it all out on the court'," Kenin said.

In the opening match Sunday, Stephens beat Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday, Stephens beat Bacsinszky 6-4, 6-3, and Golubic topped Keys 6-2, 6-3.

"Just to get back in the World Group is important. We want to be competing, obviously, for another Fed Cup title," Stephens said.

The Americans, who won the 2017 Fed Cup, improved to 9-0 against Switzerland overall.

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