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  WTA Nov 2-3 2013 Fed Cup Final

Fed Cup World Group Final:
Russia 0 at Italy 4
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Italy:
n7 d1 Sara Errani
n13 d1 Roberta Vinci
n32 d31 Flavia Pennetta
n41 d446 Karin Knapp
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

Russia:
n136 d66 Alexandra Panova
n183 d392 Alisa Kleybanova
n236 d206 Irina Khromacheva
n315 d246 Margarita Gasparyan
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev
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Cagliari:

#7 Sara Errani
5'4½" 132lb RH 2H-BH
Cagliari:

Schiavone, Pennetta, Errani, Knapp, Vinci
4th Fed Cup Title: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013


    On Sunday at Tennis Club Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, in the last day of play of the 2013 Fed Cup final, the 2013 champion at Acapulco, 26 year old #7 (career high: #5) Sara Errani from Bologna, Italy, defeated the 2010 champion at Kuala Lumpur & Seoul, 24 year old #183 (rank down due to a recent battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma; career high: #20) Alisa Kleybanova from Moscow, Russia, 6-1, 6-1 (Sara is shown during the match, and the Italian team—plus veteran Francesca Schiavone—are shown with the Fed Cup afterward).

    The win clinched the Fed Cup title for Italy by putting the Italians ahead of the Russkis 3-0 in the best of 5.

    Sara said: "We are very happy. It was a very good week for us. I am happy with how I played.

    "I know Alisa, she is a great player, so with a lot of tension every point was important for us and it was not easy but I am really happy. I was focused on every point, there was tension, there is a lot of people here and it means a lot for us." ITF story

    With the title decided, the Vinci v Khromacheva match was not played.

    Flavia Pennetta & Karin Knapp then defeated Irina Khromacheva & Margarita Gasparyan 4-6, 6-2, (10-4) in the academic doubles match, making the final score Italy 4, Russia 0.

    The 2014 Fed Cup World Group (teams actually playing for the title) will start out on Feb 8-9 with Italy at United States, Russia at Australia, Czech Republic at Spain, and Germany at Slovak Republic.

    The 2014 Fed Cup World Group II (teams playing to get into the 2015 World Group) on Feb 8-9 will consist of Switzerland at France, Japan at Argentina, Poland at Sweden, and Serbia at Canada.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Fed Cup World Group Final:
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon— a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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  Tennis Club Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy | Red Clay, Outdoor - Ball: Wilson US Open
Saturday, Nov 2 1230pm Local
1 n13 Roberta Vinci ITA d n136 Alexandra Panova RUS 5-7, 5-7, 8-6

 
Alexandra driving a backhand, and Roberta after match point

    Roberta, who was troubled by an neck injury, fended off 4 match points against her before winning the match.

    Roberta said: "It was a tough match. There were a lot of ups and downs. I was a little bit injured, and at the end I had a little bit of cramp." ITF story

2 n7 Sara Errani ITA d n236 Irina Khromacheva RUS 6-1, 6-4

 
Irina running down a backhand, and Sara stalking a forehand

Sunday, Nov 3 1030am Local
3 n7 Sara Errani ITA d n183 Alisa Kleybanova RUS 6-1, 6-1
4 n13 Roberta Vinci ITA v n236 Irina Khromacheva RUS not played
5 d31 Flavia Pennetta & d446 Karin Knapp ITA d d206 Irina Khromacheva & d246 Margarita Gasparyan RUS 4-6, 6-2, (10-4)

Italy:
n7 d1 Sara Errani
n13 d1 Roberta Vinci
n32 d31 Flavia Pennetta
n41 d446 Karin Knapp
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti
Russia:
n136 d66 Alexandra Panova
n183 d392 Alisa Kleybanova
n236 d206 Irina Khromacheva
n315 d246 Margarita Gasparyan
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

  WTA Apr 20-21 2013 Fed Cup SFs

Fed Cup World Group SFs:
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Slovakia 2 at Russia 3
Czech Rep. 1 at Italy 3

World Group Playoffs:
Serbia 2 at Germany 3
Australia 3 at Switzerland 1
Japan 0 at Spain 4
Sweden 2 at USA 3

World Group II Playoffs:
Poland 4 at Belgium 1
Kazakhstan 1 at France 4
Great Britain 1 at Argentina 3
Canada 3 at Ukraine 2

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Delray Beach:

#1 Serena Williams
5'9" 150lb RH 2H-BH
Moscow:

#24 Ekaterina Makarova & #29 Elena Vesnina
ranked #6 & #7 at doubles


    On Sunday at Moscow, in the fourth "rubber" of the 2013 Fed Cup semifinal "tie" between Slovakia and Russia, the 2010 Eastbourne champ, 24 year old #20 (career high: #19) Ekaterina Makarova from Moscow, Russia, defeated the 2012 champion at Pattaya City, Thailand (and the 2002 & '07 Indian Wells champ), 29 year old #75 (career high: #5) Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

    The Russkis had trailed 0-2 after Saturday's matches. Ekaterina's win leveled the score at 2-2. Earlier on Saturday, Ekaterina's teammate, the 2013 champion at Pattaya City, 26 year old #13 (career high: #12) Maria Kirilenko from Moscow, Russia, defeated the 2012 champion at San Diego, 23 year old #15 (career high: #12) Dominika Cibulkova from Bratislava, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-1.

    In the decisive doubles match, Ekaterina, partnered with the 2013 champion at Hobart, Tasmania, 26 year old #29 (career high: #22) Elena Vesnina from Sochi, Russia, defeated Daniela and Dominika 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 (Ekaterina and Elena are shown after match point).

    It was the first time ever that a team has come back to win after trailing 0-2 in a Fed Cup semifinal.

    Elena said: "[Ekaterina is] amazing. We were joking that she's like a soldier. She has a bleeding knee and she won such an amazing match—one of the most emotional matches she has won. And then in the doubles, she was feeling tired, but she's a great fighter." ITF story

    Russia will face either Italy or the Czech Republic in November's Fed Cup final.

    Meanwhile in Palermo, in the third "rubber" of the 2013 Fed Cup semifinal "tie" between Czech Republic (the 2012 Fed Cup champions) and Italy, the 2013 champion at Dubai, 23 year old #8 (career high: #2) Petra Kvitova from Fulnek, Czech Republic, defeated the 2012 champ at Barcelona, 25 year old #7 (career high: #6) Sara Errani from Bologna, Italy, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.

    Play in Palermo was delayed by rain, and the fourth and fifth matches were postponed until Monday, with Italy leading Czech Republic 2-1.

    UPDATE: Roberta Vinci defeated Lucie Safarova on Monday—Italy will host Russia for the Fed Cup final in November.

    At Delray Beach, Florida, on Sunday, in the Fed Cup World Group Playoffs, the 2013 champion at Brisbane, Miami and Charleston, 31 year old #1 Serena Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, defeated the 2012 champion at Memphis, 29 year old #54 (career high: #29) Sofia Arvidsson from Halmstad, Sweden, 6-2, 6-1 (Serena is shown while defeating Johanna Larsson on Saturday).

    Serena's victory gave the US a 1-0 lead over the Swedes. In the fourth match, #21 Venus Williams defeated #66 Johanna Larsson 6-3, 7-5, clinching the win for the Americans, SWE 1, USA 3.

    Defeating Sweden put the United States in the World Group next year, playing for the 2014 Fed Cup; the Swedes will be relegated to World Group II, playing to get into the 2015 World Group.

    The 2014 Fed Cup World Group (teams actually playing for the title) will consist of the United States, Australia, Spain, Germany, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.

    The 2014 Fed Cup World Group II (teams playing to get into the 2015 World Group) will consist of Poland, France, Argentina, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and Serbia.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Fed Cup World Group Semifinals:
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon— a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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Slovakia 2 at Russia 3   Sports Center Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia | Red Clay, Indoor - Ball: Dunlop Fort Clay Court
Saturday, Apr 20 1100hrs GMT
1n15 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n19 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

   
Dominika and Anastasia driving forehands, and Domi after match point

2 *n75 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n13 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-2, 6-4

 
Daniela serving, and Maria about to swat a forehand

Sunday, Apr 21 1000hrs GMT
3 n13 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n15 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 7-5, 6-1

 

4 n24 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n75 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

 

5 d6 Ekaterina Makarova & d7 Elena Vesnina RUS d d51 Daniela Hantuchova & d65 Dominika Cibulkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-1


Russia:
n13 d10 Maria Kirilenko
n19 d48 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
n24 d6 Ekaterina Makarova
n29 d7 Elena Vesnina
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

Slovakia:
n15 d65 Dominika Cibulkova
n45 d156 Magdalena Rybarikova
n75 d51 Daniela Hantuchova
n85 d405 Jana Cepelova
Captain: Matej Liptak

Czech Republic 1 at Italy 3   Circolo del Tennis Palermo, Palermo, Italy | Red Clay, Outdoor - Ball: Wilson US Open
Saturday, Apr 20 1330hrs GMT
1n7 Sara Errani ITA d n25 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-4, 6-2

 
Lucie and Sara driving backhands

2 *n12 Roberta Vinci ITA d n8 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-4, 6-1

 
Roberta ready to swat a forehand, and Petra driving one

Sunday, Apr 21 1130hrs GMT
Sunday: rain delayed start of play
3 *n8 Petra Kvitova CZE d n7 Sara Errani ITA 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
4 n12 Roberta Vinci ITA d n25 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-3, 6(2)-7, 6-3
5 d4 Andrea Hlavackova & d5 Lucie Hradecka CZE v d43 Flavia Pennetta & d52 Francesca Schiavone ITA not played

Czech Republic:
n8 dNR Petra Kvitova
n25 d31 Lucie Safarova
n57 d5 Lucie Hradecka
n77 d4 Andrea Hlavackova
Captain: Petr Pala
n20 d78 Klara Zakopalova WD—allergy

Italy:
n7 d2 Sara Errani
n12 d1 Roberta Vinci
n48 d52 Francesca Schiavone
n113 d43 Flavia Pennetta
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti



    Apr 20-21 World Group Playoffs
   
Sloane Stephens of the US versus Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden at Delray Beach, Florida, and Ana Ivanovic after defeating Mona Barthel at Stuttgart, Germany

 
Johanna Larsson SWE v Serena Williams USA; after Sofia defeated Sloane, Serena defeated Johanna to even the score at 1-1


  Fed Cup Rules Overview

    Fed Cup "ties" consist of 5 matches ("rubbers"), 4 singles and 1 doubles. Each country's # 1 singles player plays the other country's # 2 singles player the first day (the order of play decided by lot), and on the 2nd day they swap and the # 1s play each other, followed by the # 2s, followed by the doubles match. The teams are run by non-playing "captains" who are usually highly-regarded coaches and/or former players. The 3rd and 4th players on each team, at the captain's discretion, might not play at all, or might play doubles, or might substitute for an injured or struggling # 1 or # 2 player.

    Only teams in World Group are playing for the Cup itself. Teams in World Group II are playing to get into the World Group (formerly known as World Group I) next year; teams in "Zonal Groups" are playing to get into World Group II in a future year.

    Fed Cup rules state that player changes for the day's opening singles match must be made by the captains with the referee one hour prior to the start of play. Player changes for the second match of the day must be made by ten minutes after the conclusion of the first match. On Sunday, changes in the doubles line-up can be made up to 15 minutes after the end of the second singles match.

  Fed Cup Structure Overview

    About 80 nations are competing in Fed Cup play at 3 levels. 2005 was the first year that the Fed Cup used a a 3-tiered system similar to the Davis Cup system. 8 teams compete at the top level, called World Group (formerly called World Group I), and 8 more teams at the 2nd level, called World Group II. The remaining 73 teams are placed in Zonal Groups I, II, and III. Only the 8 teams in World Group are competing to win the Fed Cup in any given year; the teams in the lower 2 levels are competing to move up into World Group.
    The 4 1st round (quarterfinal) winners in World Group each year will remain in World Group the following year. The four 1st round losers in World Group each year will play off against the 4 winners from World Group II, to determine the other 4 entries in World Group for the following year; the 4 losers of these playoffs are in World Group II the following year. Similarly, the 4 losers from World Group II each year will playoff against 4 Zonal Group winners to determine the other 4 members of World Group II the following year.
    All these playoffs are held at the same time as the World Group semifinals, which are the weekend following Wimbledon.
    So, essentially the teams play their 1st "tie" to try to advance, and if they lose, they play a 2nd "tie" which they must win to avoid being demoted. full explanation of Fed Cup structure

    The remaining 70 or so nations playing Fed Cup tennis play in "Zonal Groups" each year, trying to get into World Group II in the future.
    There are three Zonal Groups, which also have levels, called groups, that the teams must work their way up through. The Europe/Africa Zone has 3 levels, while the Americas Zone and the Asia/Oceania Zone each have 2 levels.
    Thus a team playing in Group III of the Europe/Africa Zone is trying to get into E/A Group II next year, E/A Group I the following year, World Group II the year after that, then to get into World Group I, and then, if they kept winning each year, can play in World Group I for the Fed Cup.

  WTA Feb 9-10 2013 Fed Cup QFs

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World Group QFs (Round 1):
Australia 0 at Czech Rep 4
USA 2 at Italy 3
Japan 2 at Russia 3
Slovakia 3 at Serbia 2

World Group II:
Belgium 1 at Switzerland 4
Sweden 3 at Argentina 2
Ukraine 1 at Spain 3
Germany 3 at France 1

Zonal Groups:
Asia/Oceania
Americas - Europe/Africa

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Rimini:

#16 Roberta Vinci
5' 4" 132lb RH 2H-BH
Moscow:

#20 Ekaterina Makarova
5' 10" 127lb LH 2H-BH


    On Sunday in Rimini, Italy, in the 1st round (quarterfinals) of 2013 Fed Cup World Group competition, the 2012 champ at Dallas, 29 year old #16 (career high: #15) Roberta Vinci from Taranto, Italy, defeated 23 year old #64 (high: #64) Jamie Hampton from Auburn, Alabama, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 (photo shown).

    Roberta's win evened the score at 2-2 between the Italians and Americans with only the doubles match remaining. In the third "rubber" of the "tie" on Sunday, the American #1, Varvara Lepchenko, had defeated Italy's #2, Sara Errani, 7-5, 6-2.

    Varvara had carried Team USA this far, but the American's might have been better of at the end with either Lisa Raymond (world doubles #7) or Vania King (d #28) on the team. In the doubles, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, ranked #1 and #2 in the world, defeated Varvara and Liezel Huber 6-2, 6-2, giving Italy a 3-2 victory over the USA.

    Italy advances to the 2013 Fed Cup semifinals, April 20-21, when they will host the Czech Republic. The Czechs defeated Australia 4-0.

    Meanwhile at Moscow, Russia, the 2010 Eastbourne champ, 24 year old #20 (career high: #19) Ekaterina Makarova from Moscow, Russia, defeated the 2009 champ at Seoul, 42 year old #77 (and former #4, all time Japanese #1) Kimiko Date Krumm from Tokyo, Japan, 6-1, 6-1 (photo shown).

    Kimiko was slowed by an achilles injury. Kimiko said: "In the morning when I was practicing, it was even difficult to walk. I took some pain killers before the match and adrenaline helped me when I was on court. Makarova is a really tough player and it was hard to get many points out there."

    Ekaterina's victory leveled the score at 2-2 between the Russians and Japanese. Earlier on Sunday, Japan's #1, Ayumi Morita, defeated Russia's Elena Vesnina (who had replaced Maria Kirilenko due to illness), 6-4, 6-1.

    In the deciding doubles, Ekaterina and Elena, who play together regularly, defeated Ayumi and Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-2, giving Russia a 3-2 victory over Japan.

    Elena said: "It was tough, but it was an amazing couple of days for us and we are so happy that we beat Japan... Ekaterina was a real hero for us, as she helped us win a couple of crucial points." ITF story

    Russia will host the Slovak Republic in the Fed Cup semifinals. The Slovaks defeated Serbia 3-2 on Sunday.

    Also on April 20-21, in the World Group Playoffs, World Group losers will face World Group II winners. USA will host Sweden, Japan will travel to Spain, Australia will host Switzerland, and Serbia will travel to Germany (matchups were determined on Feb 13).

    WG Playoff winners will be in the World Group in 2014 (playing for the Fed Cup), losers will be in World Group II.

    In the World Group II Playoffs on April 20-21, World Group II losers will face Zonal Group winners. Belgium will host Poland, France will host Kazakhstan, Argentina will host Great Britain, and Ukraine will travel to Canada. Winners will play in WGII next year, losers in Zonal Groups.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Fed Cup World Group 1 Round 1 (Quarterfinals):
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon— a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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Australia 0 at Czech Republic 4   Cez Arena, Ostrava, Czech Republic | Hard (Novacrylic Ultracushion), Indoor
Saturday, Feb 9 hrs GMT
1 n8 Petra Kvitova CZE d n168 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS 7-6(2), 6-3

 
Petra and Jarmila driving backhands

2 *n18 Lucie Safarova CZE d n9 Samantha Stosur AUS 7-6(6), 7-6(4)

 
Lucie and Samantha driving backhands

Sunday, Feb 10 hrs GMT
3 n8 Petra Kvitova CZE d n9 Samantha Stosur AUS 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4

 
Samantha and Petra driving forehands

4 n18 Lucie Safarova CZE v n168 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS not played
5 d3 Lucie Hradecka & d4 Andrea Hlavackova CZE d d21 Casey Dellacqua & d46 Ashleigh Barty AUS 6-0, 7-6(1)

Czech Republic:
n8 d534 Petra Kvitova
n18 d37 Lucie Safarova
n53 d3 Lucie Hradecka
n70 d4 Andrea Hlavackova
Captain: Petr Pala

Australia:
n9 d91 Samantha Stosur
n126 d21 Casey Dellacqua
n168 d51 Jarmila Gajdosova
n180 d46 Ashleigh Barty
Captain: Alicia Molik

USA 2 at Italy 3   105 Stadium, Rimini, Italy | Red Clay, Indoor - Ball: Dunlop Fort Clay Court
Saturday, Feb 9 1400hrs GMT
1 n7 Sara Errani ITA d n64 Jamie Hampton USA 6-2, 6-1

 
Jamie about to slice a backhand, and Sara driving one

2 *n21 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n16 Roberta Vinci ITA 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

Varvara's forehand drive

    Roberta was slowed by cramping late in the match. There were 14 breaks of serve, seven by each player. Varvara struck 34 winners, but with 70 unforced errors; Roberta hit 26 winners, with 57 errors.

    Varvara said: "I was pretty confident going into my first match... I love clay court. I've done well in the past on this surface... I know [Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani's] games pretty well." ITF story

Sunday, Feb 10 1230hrs GMT
3 *n21 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n7 Sara Errani ITA 7-5, 6-2

 
Sara and Varvara driving backhand and forehand

4 n16 Roberta Vinci ITA d n64 Jamie Hampton USA 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

 
Jamie and Roberta about to launch backhands

5 d1 Roberta Vinci & d2 Sara Errani d d8 Liezel Huber & d64 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-2, 6-2

USA:
n21 d64 Varvara Lepchenko
n64 d141 Jamie Hampton
n86 d203 Melanie Oudin
nNR d8 Liezel Huber
n17 Sloane Stephens WD - ab injury
Captain: Mary Joe Fernandez

Italy:
n7 d2 Sara Errani
n16 d1 Roberta Vinci
n122 d205 Karin Knapp
n155 d444 Nastassja Burnett
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

Japan 2 at Russia 3   Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia | Hard (RuKortHard), Indoor
Saturday, Feb 9 1100hrs GMT
1 n13 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n77 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 7-6(3), 6-4

 
Maria serving, and Kimiko driving a backhand

2 n57 Ayumi Morita JPN d n20 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2, 6-2

   
Ayumi serving, Ekaterina driving a forehand, and Ayumi volleying one

    Ayumi said: "I am really happy with the way I played today. I played really well from the beginning. I knew {Ekaterina is} a tough player and I would have to play my best tennis to beat her... Playing aggressively is my tennis, so I was trying to play aggressive." ITF story

Sunday, Feb 10 1000hrs GMT
3 *n57 Ayumi Morita JPN d n33 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-4, 6-1

 
Elena and Ayumi driving forehands

4 n20 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n77 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 6-1, 6-1

 
Kimiko and Ekaterina driving backhand and forehand

5 d9 Elena Vesnina & d10 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d d477 Misaki Doi & d987 Ayumi Morita JPN 6-2, 6-2

Ekaterina and Elena after the victory

Japan:
n57 d987 Ayumi Morita
n77 d62 Kimiko Date-Krumm
n84 d477 Misaki Doi
n153 d645 Kurumi Nara
Captain: Takeshi Murakami

Russia:
n13 d6 Maria Kirilenko
n20 d10 Ekaterina Makarova
n33 d9 Elena Vesnina
n226 d281 Margarita Gasparyan
n31 d37 A Pavlyuchenkova WD
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

Slovak Republic 3 at Serbia 2   Hala "CAIR", Nis, Serbia | Hard (RuKortHard), Indoor - Ball: Wilson US Open
Saturday, Feb 9 hrs GMT
1 n58 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n39 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 7-5, 6-2

 
Daniela driving a forehand, and Bojana fielding a backhand

    Daniela said: "I felt really comfortable on the court, and having weathered the early storm, I got into my rhythm and played my game. I served really well, and the game plan to keep Bojana on the back foot as much as possible worked to perfection most of the match, so I am really pleased with my performance."

2 *n92 Vesna Dolonc SRB 4-6, 4-5 d n15 Dominika Cibulkova SVK retired—cramping

    Slovakia's team captain Matej Liptak said: "The cramps started in [Dominika's] right calf muscle, and although we gave her magnesium the pain soon spread to the rest of the body. These things can happen and I feel really sorry for Dominika, but more importantly the first priority for us is that she recovers fully. We can’t say now whether she will be fit to play on Sunday, we will see what the scan says and then we will sit down and make a decision." ITF story

Sunday, Feb 10 hrs GMT
3 *n98 Jana Cepelova SVK d n39 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 5-7, 7-5, 11-9
4 n58 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n92 Vesna Dolonc SRB 6-3, 6-2

Daniela after match point

5 d93 Vesna Dolonc & d325 Aleksandra Krunic SRB d d157 Magdalena Rybarikova & d278 Jana Cepelova SVK walkover

Slovak Republic:
n15 d65 Dominika Cibulkova
n55 d157 Magdalena Rybarikova
n58 d74 Daniela Hantuchova
n98 d278 Jana Cepelova
Captain: Matej Liptak

Serbia:
n39 d337 Bojana Jovanovski
n92 d93 Vesna Dolonc
n175 d325 Aleksandra Krunic
n14 dNR Ana Ivanovic WD - shoulder injury
n26 d159 Jelena Jankovic WD - injury
Captain: Dejan Vranes


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