Twins Bob and Mike Bryan beat Austria's Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to cap the United States' 3-0 sweep in the Davis Cup. In the quarterfinals, the defending champ faces France, which capped a 3-0 sweep at Romania, April 11-13 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
"I am glad we finished off the job on the second day," U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe said. "It was a tough draw."
James Blake and Andy Roddick won Friday's singles matches in four and five sets, respectively. Saturday, the Bryans won 12 of the first 14 points for a 3-0 lead in the first, broke early in the second and took a 4-0 lead in the third.
"They outplayed us in every department of the game," said Knowle, the men's doubles champ at August's U.S. Open. "We were miles away from winning."
More Davis Cup: Host Argentina capped a 3-0 sweep of Britain and faces Sweden or Israel. Host Israel took a 2-1 lead. Host Czech Republic capped a 3-0 sweep of Belgium and faces Russia or Serbia. Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic won in doubles to cut visiting Serbia's deficit to 2-1. Visiting Spain capped a 3-0 sweep of Peru and faces Germany or South Korea. Host Germany took a 2-1 lead.
Open Gaz de France:Anna Chakvetadze broke three times in the third to beat Marion Bartoli 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 and reach today's final in Paris. The No. 7 player in the world faces Agnes Szavay, who broke Elena Dementieva to tie the third set at 5 then won 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.
Safety group hopes Morrison doesn't fight
The Association of Boxing Commissions, a nonprofit group that promotes health and safety in the sport, implored Mexican officials to bar Tommy Morrison from fighting late Saturday.
Morrison, who was scheduled to face Matt Weishaar in Leon, tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in 1996. In February 2007, Morrison, 39, said several tests showed no sign of the virus. He was granted a license to fight in West Virginia, where he knocked out a novice in the second round. He had not fought since.
Vonn ties U.S. record with downhill victory
Lindsey Vonn tied an American record by winning her ninth career World Cup downhill. Vonn, who matched Picabo Street and Daron Rahlves, completed two runs in Sestriere, Italy, in 1:38.86, .62 faster than Canada's Kelly Vanderbeek. Vonn also took over the overall World Cup lead, three points ahead of Austria's Nicole Hosp, who finished 23rd.
Men:Bode Miller was one of 14 who failed to finish a World Cup slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, but he maintained his overall lead. The American straddled a gate halfway down his first run but leads Austria's Benjamin Raich, who finished 11th, by 98 points. Austria's Reinfried Herbst won in a combined 1:42. .65 faster than Italy's Manfred Moelgg.
soccer:Junior Agogo and Haminu Draman scored in the 80th and 85th minutes, respectively, to lift host Ghana past Ivory Coast 4-2 for third in the African Cup of Nations. Cameroon and Egypt meet in today's final.
Gymnastics: Ukraine's Lilia Podkopayeva, Japan's Shuji Tsurumi, Bulgaria's Stoyan Deltchev and China's Ma Yanhong were inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.