Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn't a fluke, upstaging Roger Federer, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final in Monaco.
The Australian Open champion earned his second career victory against Federer in the first all-Swiss ATP final in 14 years.
Wawrinka, 29, has won all three finals in which he has played this year. His ranking has climbed to third.
Germany will take on the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final after both countries wrapped up their semifinal victories by winning the first reverse singles.
Germany's Angelique Kerber overcame Australia's Sam Stosur in three sets, and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Italy's Roberta Vinci, 6-3, 7-5, as both countries took insurmountable 3-0 leads.
Kerber won, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, and gave Germany its first Fed Cup final berth since 1992. Germany beat host Australia, 3-1.
The host Czechs won, 4-0, after Andrea Hlavackova teamed with Klara Koukalova to overcome Camila Giorgi and Karin Knapp, 6-2, 5-7, 11-9, in doubles. The Czechs will host Germany in the final in November.
AUTO RACING Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third consecutive Formula One race, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg was second, and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took third.
SOCCER Raheem Sterling scored twice and Luis Suarez added his 30th goal of the season as Liverpool defeated visiting Norwich, 3-2.
Goals by Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas lifted Everton to a 2-0 victory over Manchester United, putting the winners one point behind fourth-place Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification.
GYMNASTICS Arkansas' Katherine Gable won two national titles, and Florida's Bridget Sloan captured the third of her career in the NCAA women's championships in Birmingham, Ala.
Grable won the floor exercise and tied with LSU's Rheagan Courville for first on the vault. A 2008 Olympian, Sloan won on the uneven parallel bars.
- Inquirer wire services