2014/04/20

Seeds announced for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas play-offs; Czech Republic reaches semifinals

 

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(February 10, 2014) The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draw for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs. The Draw will take place on Tuesday 11 February at the ITF offices in London at 11:00 GMT.

 

The seeds are based on the new ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 10 February.

 

The four seeded nations in the World Group play-offs are:

Russia (1), Slovak Republic (2), USA (3), Spain (4).

 

Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations:

Argentina, Canada, France, Poland.

 

The four seeded nations in the World Group II play-offs are:

Serbia (1), Japan (2), Sweden (3), Switzerland (4).

 

Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations:

Brazil, Netherlands, Romania, Thailand.

 

The 2014 World Group and World Group II play-offs will take place alongside the World Group semifinals on 19-20 April. In the semifinals, Czech Republic will be at home to Italy, and Australia has choice of ground against Germany.

 

On Monday, Czech Republic completed a 3-2 victory over Spain in their delayed World Group first round tie in Seville:

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

 

CZECH REPUBLIC defeated SPAIN 3-2

Venue: Centro de Tenis Blas Infante, Seville (clay – outdoors)

 

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 61 64

Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) 63 26 61

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 16 63 63

Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 46 61 63

Andrea Hlavackova/Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa/Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 76(7) 63

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