NEW YORK  - Serena Williams rallied from a set down to beat Anastasia Yakimova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to clinch the United States' victory over Belarus in a Fed Cup World Group-II tie.

Williams' victory over Yakimova gave the Americans an unassailable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five match tie. Christina McHale beat Yakimova on Saturday for the Americans' first point.