The United States defeated Belarus 3-2 to win the title. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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The United States claimed their first Fed Cup title for 17 years as Shelby Rogers and CoCo Vandeweghe beat Belarus pair Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in a deciding doubles rubber in the final Sunday. Vandeweghe and Rogers won 6-3, 7-6 (3) to give the U.S. a 3-2 final victory and an 18th Fed Cup crown.Earlier Sunday Vandeweghe put the U.S. 2-1 up beating Sabalenka 7-6 (5), 6-1, while Sasnovich battled back from a set down to beat Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-1, 8-6 to draw Belarus level at 2-2 .The 19-year-old Sabalenka and Sasnovich, 23, dropped a serve apiece in the first set and the Americans surged in front after just 26 minutes.
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