The season's second wave of Fed Cup ties took to courts around the world over the weekend.
Among the ties was Japan's World Group play-off tie against Belgium - Japan prevailed, 4-1.
Kimiko Date-Krumm and Ayumi Morita led Japan to the World Group for the first time since 2007.
After a loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova Saturday, Ana Ivanovic beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Sunday.
Svetlana Kuznetsova faced Jelena Jankovic on Sunday, hoping to level their tie at 2-all.
But Jelena Jankovic prevailed, 61 64, to give Serbia an insurmountable 3-1 lead against Russia.
Serbia were already playing their first Fed Cup semifinal - now their first Fed Cup final.
Over in Germany, a stacked German team was fighting Australia hard in a World Group play-off.
Making her comeback after a three month injury lay-off, Andrea Petkovic was also in action.
But Sam Stosur won both her singles rubbers in straight sets to lead Australia to a 3-2 win.
The Czech Republic led Italy 2-0 on Day 1 thanks to wins from Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova.
Francesca Schiavone pushed Petra Kvitova hard in the third rubber but came up just short...
Petra Kvitova rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to beat Francesca Schiavone, 64 76(1).
Petra Kvitova won her 25th straight indoor match to send the Czechs into the Fed Cup final.
The Italians ended up losing 4-1, with Sara Errani scoring a point by beating Andrea Hlavackova.