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Belinda Bencic upset Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber 7-6 (4), 6-3 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup first-round tie on Sunday.
Lindsey Vonn is getting some competition for the overall World Cup title although she is still comfortably ahead.
Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match.
Danny Willett of England sank a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by one shot on Sunday.
South Korean skier Kim Hyeon-tae had a modest goal in his World Cup debut: to finish within five seconds of the winner.