August 30, 2015

ITF Announces Draw for Davis Cup World Group Play-Offs

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(July 21, 2015) The Draw for the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs was held on Tuesday at the ITF headquarters in London. The World Group play-offs will take place on 18-20 September alongside the World Group semifinals.

 

The winning nations in the World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2016 World Group, while the losing nations will compete in their respective Zone Group I events in 2016.

 

In the World Group semifinals, Great Britain will be at home to Australia, and Belgium will be at home to Argentina.

 

Seeds for the draw were based on the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 20 July.

 

The draw is as follows:

 

2015 World Group play-offs (18-20 September)

 

India (c) v Czech Republic (s)
Switzerland (s) (c) v Netherlands
Russia (c) v Italy (s)
Uzbekistan (c) (*) v USA (s)
Colombia (c) v Japan (s)
Dominican Republic (c) (*) v Germany (s)
Brazil (c) v Croatia (s)
Poland (c) v Slovakia (s)

 

(s) denotes seeded nation

(c) denotes choice of ground

(*) denotes choice of ground determined by lot

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Davis Cup Results

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(July 19, 2015) The ITF has announced the final results for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals and Zone Group ties on 17-19 July. A total of 28 ties have been held this week.

 

In the World Group semifinals, on 18-20 September, Great Britain will be at home to Australia, and Belgium will be at home to Argentina. The venues will be confirmed in early August.

 

The World Group play-offs will also be held on 18-20 September. The Draw for the World Group play-offs will take place at the ITF offices in London at 10:00 (09:00 GMT) on Tuesday 21 July. The eight seeds will be based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of Monday 20 July.

 

The nations competing in the World Group play-offs are:

 

World Group first round losing nations: Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and USA.

 

Zone Group I second round winning nations: Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Uzbekistan.

 

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

 

GREAT BRITAIN defeated FRANCE 3-1

Venue: The Queen’s Club, London, GBR (grass – outdoor)


Gilles Simon (FRA) d. James Ward (GBR) 64 64 61

Andy Murray (GBR) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 75 76(10) 62
Andy Murray/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Nicolas Mahut/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 46 63 76(5) 61
Andy Murray (GBR) d. Gilles Simon (FRA) 46 76(5) 63 60

James Ward (GBR) v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – not played

 

AUSTRALIA defeated KAZAKHSTAN 3-2

Venue: Marrara Sporting Complex, Darwin, AUS (grass – outdoor)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) d. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 64 63 63

Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) d. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 76(5) 67(2) 76(5) 64
Samuel Groth/Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Andrey Golubev/Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 64 76(4) 62
Samuel Groth (AUS) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 63 76(6) 46 76(6)

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 76(2) 62 63

 

ARGENTINA defeated SERBIA 4-1

Venue: Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, ARG (clay – indoor)


Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 64 62 61
Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Viktor Troicki (SRB) 26 26 64 64 62

Carlos Berlocq/Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Viktor Troicki/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 62 64 61
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) d. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 61 64
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) d. Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 61 3-0 ret.

 

BELGIUM defeated CANADA 5-0

Venue: Sportpark Krokodiel, Middelkerke (Ostend), BEL (clay – outdoor)
Steve Darcis (BEL) d. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 36 61 75 63

David Goffin (BEL) d. Filip Peliwo (CAN) 64 64 62
Ruben Bemelmans/Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) d. Daniel Nestor/Adil Shamasdin (CAN) 75 36 64 63
Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) d. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 26 62 63

Steve Darcis (BEL) d. Filip Peliwo (CAN) 64 63

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I 2ND ROUND

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC defeated ECUADOR 3-2

Venue: Santo Domingo Tennis Club, Santo Domingo, DOM (clay – outdoor)


Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) d. Ivan Endara (ECU) 36 62 46 62 64
Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) d. Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM) 62 64 63

Victor Estrella Burgos/Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM) d. Emilio Gomez/Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 63 46 63 64

Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) d. Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) 46 76(3) 62 60
Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Roberto Cid (DOM) 62 64

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA GROUP I 2ND ROUND

 

UZBEKISTAN defeated KOREA, REPUBLIC 3-2

Venue: Olympic Tennis School, Tashkent, UZB (clay – outdoor)

 

Chung Hyeon (KOR) d. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 67(6) 64 63 76(5)

Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Hong Seong Chan (KOR) 62 62 63
Farrukh Dustov/Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Nam Ji Sung/Song Min-Kyu (KOR) 62 75 76(3)

Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Chung Hyeon (KOR) 61 1-0 ret.

Hong Seong Chan (KOR) d. Temur Ismailov (UZB) 75 46 63

 

INDIA defeated NEW ZEALAND 3-2

Venue: Wilding Park Tennis Centre, Christchurch, NZL (hard – indoor)


Michael Venus (NZL) d. Somdev Devvarman (IND) 46 46 63 63 61

Yuki Bhambri (IND) d. Jose Statham (NZL) 62 61 63
Marcus Daniell/Artem Sitak (NZL) d. Rohan Bopanna/Saketh Myneni (IND) 63 76(1) 63
Somdev Devvarman (IND) d. Marcus Daniell (NZL) 64 64 64

Yuki Bhambri (IND) d. Michael Venus (NZL) 62 62 63

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I 2ND ROUND

 

RUSSIA defeated SPAIN 3-2

Venue: Fetisov Arena, Vladivostok, RUS (hard – indoor)

 

Tommy Robredo (ESP) d. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 62 63 63
Pablo Andujar (ESP) d. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 63 63 62

Evgeny Donskoy/Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) d. Marc Lopez/David Marrero (ESP) 46 76(3) 57 75 64

Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) d. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 63 57 62 76(3)

Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Pablo Andujar (ESP) 64 76(4) 63

NETHERLANDS defeated AUSTRIA 3-2

Venue: Tennis Stadium Kitzbuhel, Kitzbuhel, AUT (clay – outdoor)


Thiemo de Bakker (NED) d. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 63 46 67(5) 63 64
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) d. Robin Haase (NED) 63 64 57 75
Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) d. Oliver Marach/Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 63 76(4) 76(5)

Robin Haase (NED) d. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 64 76(4) 63

Oliver Marach (AUT) d. Jesse Huta Galung (NED) 63 63

SLOVAKIA defeated ROMANIA 3-2

Venue: Tenis Club IDU, Constanta, ROU (clay – outdoor)


Marius Copil (ROU) d. Norbert Gombos (SVK) 76(5) 67(6) 64 76(10)
Martin Klizan (SVK) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 64 62 60
Andrej Martin/Igor Zelenay (SVK) d. Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau (ROU) 75 63 63

Martin Klizan (SVK) d. Marius Copil (ROU) 76(3) 63 63

Adrian Ungur (ROU) d. Norbert Gombos (SVK) 64 64

POLAND defeated UKRAINE 3-1

Venue: Azoty Arena, Szczecin, POL (hard – indoor)


Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) d. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 63 64 76(2)

Michal Przysiezny (POL) d. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 76(5) 64 64
Lukasz Kubot/Marcin Matkowski (POL) d. Alexandr Dolgopolov/Denys Molchanov (UKR) 63 62 76(6)

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) d. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 61 76(3) 36 63

Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – not played

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I 1ST ROUND PLAY-OFFS

 

ISRAEL defeated SLOVENIA 3-2

Venue: Drive Inn Arena, Tel Aviv, ISR (hard – indoor)


Dudi Sela (ISR) d. Nik Razborsek (SLO) 61 63 62
Amir Weintraub (ISR) d. Grega Zemlja (SLO) 63 62 16 67(3) 64

Ben Patael/Dudi Sela (ISR) d. Aljaz Radinski/Grega Zemlja (SLO) 61 62 64
Aljaz Radinski (SLO) d. Ben Patael (ISR) 64 46 63

Nik Razborsek (SLO) d. Amir Weintraub (ISR) w/o

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II 2ND ROUND

 

VENEZUELA defeated EL SALVADOR 3-2

Venue: Cancha Oscar E Payot, Caracas, VEN (hard – outdoor)

 

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. David Souto (VEN) 62 62 63
Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) d. Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 63 62 60
Luis David Martinez/David Souto (VEN) d. Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 75 64 64
Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) 62 67(3) 64 63
David Souto (VEN) d. Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 60 61 0-0 ret.

 

CHILE defeated MEXICO 5-0

Venue: Coliseo Monumental la Tortuga de Talcahuano, Talcahuano, CHI (clay – indoor)

 

Juan Carlos Saez (CHI) d. Lucas Gomez (MEX) 46 60 57 76(0) 61
Christian Garin (CHI) d. Tigre Hank (MEX) 64 64 62

Nicolas Jarry/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) d. Daniel Garza/Gerardo Lopez Villasenor (MEX) 61 64 64
Juan Carlos Saez (CHI) d. Tigre Hank (MEX) 64 62

Christian Garin (CHI) d. Gerardo Lopez Villasenor (MEX) 62 61

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

PUERTO RICO defeated COSTA RICA 5-0

Venue: Centro de Tenis Honda, Bayamon, PUR (hard – outdoor)

 

Alex Llompart (PUR) d. Ignaci Roca (CRC) 61 76(1) 62
Alex Diaz (PUR) d. Pablo Nunez (CRC) 64 67(6) 61 64

Eric Diaz/Alex Llompart (PUR) d. Daniel Gutierrez/Julian Saborio (CRC) 76(4) 63 61
Christian Garay (PUR) d. Julian Saborio (CRC) 75 61

Alex Diaz (PUR) d. Ignaci Roca (CRC) 63 75

PERU level with BOLIVIA 2-2

Venue: Club Terrazas de Miraflores, Lima, PER (clay – outdoor)

 

Federico Zeballos (BOL) d. Duilio Beretta (PER) 64 76(4) 26 36 64

Hugo Dellien (BOL) d. Juan Pablo Varillas Patino Samudio (PER) 57 64 63 76(3)

Duilio Beretta/Jorge Brian Panta (PER) d. Hugo Dellien/Federico Zeballos (BOL) 76(5) 61 46 57 64

Duilio Beretta (PER) d. Hugo Dellien (BOL) 64 62 67(2) 06 61

Mauricio Echazu (PER) v Rodrigo Banzer (BOL) 75 46 67(5) 63 0-0 – play to resume at 10am (3pm GMT)

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II 2ND ROUND

 

CHINESE TAIPEI defeated PHILIPPINES 3-1

Venue: Kaohsiung Yangming Tennis Courts, Kaohsiung City, TPE (hard – outdoor)

 

Hung Jui-Chen (TPE) d. Jeson Patrombon (PHI) 62 62 61

Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) d. Patrick-John Tierro (PHI) 62 62 61
Treat Huey/Ruben Gonzales (PHI) d. Peng Hsien-Yin/Lee Hsin-Han (TPE) 63 76(4) 76(3)

Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) d. Ruben Gonzales (PHI) 62 62 64

Hung Jui-Chen (TPE) v Patrick-John Tierro (PHI)not played

PAKISTAN defeated INDONESIA 3-1 (14-16 JULY)

Venue: Gelora Bung Karno Tennis Stadium, Jakarta, INA (hard – outdoor)

 

Aqeel Khan (PAK) d. Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) 26 63 75 60

Samir Iftikhar (PAK) d. David Agung Susanto (INA) 36 67(3) 64 75 60

Christopher Rungkat/Sunu-Wahyu Trijati (INA) d. Mohammed Abid Ali Khan Akbar/Aqeel Khan (PAK) 46 75 63 36 63

Aqeel Khan (PAK) d. David Agung Susanto (INA) 60 76(2) 06 62

Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) v Samir Iftikhar (PAK) – not played

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

SRI LANKA defeated LEBANON 3-2

Venue: Sri Lanka Tennis Association, Colombo, SRI (clay – outdoor)

 

Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI) d. Jad Ballout (LIB) 63 62 2-1 ret.
Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Hady Habib (LIB) 75 63 63

Giovani Samaha/Hady Habib (LIB) d. Harshana Godamanna/Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (SRI) 76(4) 26 63 36 63
Hady Habib (LIB) d. Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI) 75 64 46 46 63

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Giovani Samaha (LIB) 63 62 63

 

KUWAIT defeated IRAN 3-1

Venue: OPT Tennis Club, Tehran, IRI (clay – outdoor)


Shahin Khaledan (IRI) d. Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) 46 62 60 75
Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) d. Mohsen Hossein Zade (IRI) 26 76(2) 63 64
Mohammad Ghareeb/Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Shahin Khaledan/Anoosha Shahgholi (IRI) 76(4) 61 60
Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Mohsen Hossein Zade (IRI) 60 76(1) 46 62

Shahin Khaledan (IRI) v Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) – not played

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II 2ND ROUND

 

BELARUS defeated TURKEY 3-2

Venue: Garanti Koza Wos Arena, Istanbul, TUR (hard – outdoor)


Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Egor Gerasimov (BLR) 67(8) 46 63 62 97
Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) d. Cem Ilkel (TUR) 63 62 26 75
Sergey Betov/Max Mirnyi (BLR) d. Baris Erguden/Anil Yuksel (TUR) 62 61 64

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) 67(6) 63 63 62
Egor Gerasimov (BLR) d. Cem Ilkel (TUR) 62 76(5) 36 76(5)

 

PORTUGAL defeated FINLAND 4-1

Venue: Clube de Tenis de Viana, Viana do Castelo, POR (clay – outdoor)


Joao Sousa (POR) d. Henrik Sillanpaa (FIN) 60 62 60
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Rui Machado (POR) 61 36 64 63

Gastao Elias/Joao Sousa (POR) d. Henri Kontinen/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 36 76(5) 63 64
Joao Sousa (POR) d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 63 63 64

Frederico Ferreira Silva (POR) d. Micke Kontinen 36 61 60

 

HUNGARY defeated BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA 3-2

Venue: Siofok KC, Siofok, HUN (clay – outdoor)


Marton Fucsovics (HUN) d. Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 62 63 36 46 63
Mirza Basic (BIH) d. Peter Nagy (HUN) 46 64 63 63

Mirza Basic/Amer Delic (BIH) d. Marton Fucsovics/Levente Godry (HUN) 36 76(8) 64 60

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) d. Mirza Basic (BIH) 67(3) 61 63 62

Peter Nagy (HUN) d. Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 64 63 63

BULGARIA defeated LUXEMBOURG 5-0

Venue: Tennis Club Howald, Luxembourg City, LUX (clay – outdoor)


Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 63 63 61
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. Gilles Kremer (LUX) 61 62 64

Grigor Dimitrov/Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) d. Gilles Kremer/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) 63 64 64
Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 64 62
Tihomir Grozdanov (BUL) d. Alex Knaff (LUX) 63 57 64

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

SOUTH AFRICA defeated IRELAND 5-0

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)
Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) d. James McGee (IRL) 76(0) 16 63 64

Tucker Vorster (RSA) d. Sam Barry (IRL) 61 67(4) 76(5) 64
Dean O’Brien/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) d. James Cluskey/David O’Hare (IRL) 76(4) 64 63
Tucker Vorster (RSA) d. James McGee (IRL) 61 75

Ruan Roelofse (RSA) d. Sam Barry (IRL) 64 63

 

MONACO defeated MOROCCO 3-1

Venue: Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, MON (clay – outdoor)


Yassine Idmbarek (MAR) d. Benjamin Balleret (MON) 76(4) 64 16 76(5)
Romain Arneodo (MON) d. Lamine Ouahab (MAR) 16 61 62 64
Romain Arneodo/Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Lamine Ouahab/Younes Rachidi (MAR) 60 67(7) 64 62
Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Lamine Ouahab (MAR) 75 46 63 64

Romain Arneodo (MON) v Yassine Idmbarek (MAR) – not played

ZIMBABWE defeated MOLDOVA 5-0

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare, ZIM (Hard – outdoor)


Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM) d. Maxim Bulat (MDA) 61 62 61

Benjamin Lock (ZIM) d. Dmitrii Baskov (MDA) 62 60 62
Mark Fynn/Courtney John Lock (ZIM) d. Dmitri Baskov/Andrei Soltoianu (MDA) 75 57 76(6) 63

Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM) d. Andrei Soltoianu (MDA) 64 62

Benjamin Lock (ZIM) d. Egor Matvievici (MDA) 61 60

 

LATVIA defeated MADAGASCAR 3-2

Venue: Liepajas Tenisa Sporta Skola, Liepaja, LAT (clay – outdoor)


Martins Podzus (LAT) d. Jacob Rasolondrazana (MAD) 61 62 76(5)

Antso Rakotondramanga (MAD) d. Mikelis Libietis (LAT) 62 63 76(4)
Mikelis Libietis/Janis Podzus (LAT) d. Tony Rajobelina/Antso Rakotondramanga (MAD) 61 64 62
Martins Podzus (LAT) d. Antso Rakotondramanga (MAD) 26 62 46 76(6) 64

Jean-Jacques Rakotohasy (MAD) d. Janis Podzus (LAT) 63 62

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Great Britain Clinches Place in Davis Cup Semifinal

 

By Ros Satar

(July 19, 2015) LONDON, UK – In a rollercoaster race to the finish, Andy Murray overcame the worst possible start in the fourth rubber to clinch Great Britain’s place in the Davis Cup quarter-final against France.

 

From the outset though, it looked as though the crowds would be getting their money’s worth as a sluggish looking Murray floundered early against a far fresher looking Gilles Simon at the start of the first set.

 

The Frenchman seemed completely impenetrable on his serve, attacking well and out maneuvering Murray at every turn as he quickly consolidated an early break before wrapping up the first set.

 

While it was imperative that Murray got off to a quick start, getting broken in the first game of the second set was not in the plan, and there was many a furrowed British brow, as he struggled to stay with the Frenchman who was getting the better of the ling rallies, and at one stage reduced Murray to sink to his knees in despair. Even when he did get the break back, the Brit looked too exhausted to even bring forth a fist-pump, despite the crowd willing him on, yet somehow he consolidated.

 

Even in the tie-break, it looked as through the French were running away with it, with a 4-1 lead, but a couple of lacklustre points from Simon put Murray right back in it. Leveling the set saw a bit of a reaction, but there was still an awfully long way for him to go.

 

Murray was on the attack though, racing through the third set now that the momentum was shifting towards this side of the English Channel. But a bad slip after being broken at the start of the fourth set put the French at a disadvantage. Simon had already taken a tumble when his knee gave way as he landed from a serve, but after rolling his ankle, his movement was impaired as the fourth set got away from him completely. That being said, it took Murray four match points to wind up the tie 4-6, 7-6(5, 6-3, 6-0 and for Great Britain to win 3-1.

 

Of course once again the doubles was the pivotal point, no matter how many times team captains want to play it down, and at one stage it must have felt as though the entire tie was France versus The Murray family.

 

French team captain Arnaud Clement said: “It was every time a little push from the British team, a little bit more solid. A lot of sets during this weekend, just can see one or two points are missing and maybe can change but it was always in the same for the British team. So it’s just the British was a little bit more solid than us, and deserve this win.”

 

Leon Smith said: “It’s incredible how he find a way to dig as deep as he can. It is phenomenal what he finds within himself, a set and a break down and that tiebreak, 4-1 down but he fights and he fights and he fights and after a couple of those long brutal rallies, to be able to get up and serve again, ready for the next point. I was sitting there thinking this is why he does the hard work, those moments when he digs into his dark places of training and he finds a way to do it because his legs and his heart have been conditioned to do it, and he does it better than anyone. I have nothing but immense respect.”

 

For Murray it will be another tough battle to go deep at the US Open, and then face two if not three vital matches, if Britain are to keep their hopes of a place in their first Davis Cup final since 1936.

 

He said: “The memories that you have from those matches, like playing Glasgow earlier in the year, I mean I’m sure the whole team would agree the atmosphere was absolutely unbelievable there. You don’t get that in any other event, so you have a lot of memories from the Davis Cup and that’s one of the reasons you’re passionate to play.”

 

Great Britain will now play host to Australia, who fought back from 2-0 down against Kazakhstan in September, following the US Open.

 

Ros Satar is a British sports journalist covering tennis, and can also be found at Britwatch Sports.

 

 

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French Pull Surprise at Davis Cup Draw Versus Great Britain

 

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By Ros Satar

LONDON, UK – The BNP Paribas offices in Central London played host to the draw ceremony for the Davis Cup quarter-final tie between Great Britain and France

 

France perhaps pulled off the biggest surprise of all by announcing that the French No. 1 and No. 2 would be Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, leaving Wimbledon semi-finalist Richard Gasquet off the side.

 

The British team were predictably in good spirits, laughing at in-jokes, and explaining away the strength in depth that the French have got, and always acknowledging that at any time, team captain Arnaud Clement could change his mind.

 

James Ward has the task of starting the whole tie off, and with a close history between his coach and Simon’s, the pair probably know their games inside out.

 

“I know him better than the other guys, I practice with him a lot so he knows my game just as well as I know his. I just need to stay aggressive and try and play my game and not worry too much about him, and yeah see how we get on.”

 

Simon agreed when asked in the French team’s press conference, adding: “I know what to expect, it will be hard but I think it will be a good match.”

 

The main focus of course is on Murray, who admitted yesterday that it had taken a few days to get over the Wimbledon semi-final loss to Roger Federer. But within the banter of the team, he was able to put his finger on what to expect when he plays the second rubber on Friday.

 

“He’s an explosive player, he can serve big, he can get to the net quickly, he can be dangerous,” he said. “The things that I’ll look for is to try and play a very consistent match from start to finish. If his level drops at times where he makes a few errors, try to capitalize on that, but he’s a tough tough guy to beat on this surface.”

 

There is always the option of adding Andy to the doubles mix, instead of Dominic Inglot who had to struggle to get fit in time for Wimbledon, and a lot will now depend on how that first rubber kicks off.

 

But one thing was clear – this was a team effort, and not a chance for Andy only to fill any hole in his trophy cabinet.

 

He said: “I wouldn’t say winning this year is the chance of the lifetime because we’re playing against a great team. It’s not like this is an amazing opportunity because the draw has opened up, this is an easy match or we have an easy path through to the final. It is extremely tough tie, beating the States was hard as well, and yeah it’s an opportunity obviously, but opportunity of a lifetime for me personally, no I don’t agree with that at all.”

 

As part of the team effort, the team are altogether in a hotel, fostering the team spirit we have seen when they greet the press for these draw conferences. Equally, the French team are just as motivated after their loss to the Swiss last year in the final.

 

The tie will start on Friday – James Ward v Gilles Simon followed by Andy Murray versus Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The doubles is expected to be Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot versus Nicolas Mahut and Richard Gasquet, with the reverse singles on Sunday starting with Murray versus Simon.

 

Ros Satar is a British sports journalist covering tennis, and can also be found at Britwatch Sports.

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Fighting talk from the French and the British ahead of the Davis Cup Quarterfinal

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By Ros Satar

LONDON, England – Arnaud Clement fields a team of players who believes can handle any surface thrown at them, as he prepares to face Great Britain at home at Queen’s club for the quarter-final of the Davis Cup.

 

The team comprising of Wimbledon semi-finalist Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Nicholas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert met with the press ahead of the draw, to talk about their preparations.

 

Last year’s finalists may be more traditionally associated with the clay of Roland Garros, but their players are no slouches on the grass, as team captain

 

Arnaud Clement explained: “You know for our team, to play on grass, hard court, indoor court or clay court it’s almost the same. My players are good on all surface and reach finals and won tournaments on all the surface all over the world so for us, I think they chose grass because it’s the best surface for Great Britain.”

 

He may have some early injury worries, as Gilles Simon was spotted limping off court an hour before the press conference, although he played down questions about his condition joking that he was in great shape and had not wanted to play anymore.

 

Conditions have veered between bouts of rain and sun making the rested courts at Queen’s probably a little slick.

 

Gasquet, who bowed out to eventual champion Novak Djokovic after a five set quarter-final against recently crowned French Open champion Stan Wawrinka gave himself a well-earned rest ahead of the tie.

 

He said: “I stopped three days and started again yesterday. I’m feeling great. I like to play on grass and playing well. And I’m in great shape now and ready for the weekend.”

 

With two of the British team also in the latter stages of the tournament, team Captain Leon Smith was quick to point out that no matter how much match research and planning he or Clement had done, it would all come down to the three days, saying: “The players are so well known. Anyway you can plan as much as you want but it will be much more down to what happens on the day and trying to react. These guys are trying to do the most important part, which is playing. It’s going to be up to us to do the best as possible on the day.”

 

That being said, the nature of Andy Murray’s defeat at the hands of Roger Federer on perhaps a flawless day of serving still was weighing heavy on his mind.

 

He said: “I still thought about it most days, yeah. I did say at the time, the guy served over 80% the first and third set. That’s won’t happen to me for the rest of the year.

 

“You have to look at the match and see what’s happened and analyse it a little bit and look at the tournament as a whole, and Queen’s as well and think about those things and see what I can do better in the future. It doesn’t take one day, there’s a lot of preparation goes into those events and you need to take your time. When you are finished you need to analyse what’s gone right and wrong and things you can do to improve in the future.”

 

There was far less bravado from the British side, but their camaraderie and results over the past few ties have helped make them a formidable unite when combined.

 

Murray continued: “I would say in the last couple of years, everyone’s played their part and all of the matches that have been played, obviously James has won some big singles marches. Even though Jamie and Dom didn’t get the win in Glasgow, they played a great match against the Bryan bros and I think over the last couple of years we’ve had some great performances and I think this is our level now, as a team, and this weekend is going to be a tough ask against four top grass court players. They’re all really really good players, it’s going to be a tough challenge for us but we have an opportunity win it with playing our best level.”

 

The draw will take place on Thursday, with play starting at Queen’s Club London on Friday.

 

Ros Satar is a British sports journalist covering tennis, and can also be found at Britwatch Sports.

 

 

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Draws Made for 2016 Fed Cup

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(June 3, 2015) The Draw for the 2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas was held at the FFT Museum at Roland Garros in Paris on Wednesday. First round ties will take place on 6-7 February 2016. The 2015 finalists were automatically the top two seeds in the 2016 World Group, while the remaining seeds were based on the latest ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 20 April 2015.

 

2016 World Group

 

First round (6-7 February)

 

Romania [c] [*] v Czech Republic [s]
Germany [s] [c] v Switzerland
France [c] v Italy [s]
Russia [s] [c] [*] v Netherlands

2016 World Group II

 

First round (6-7 February)
Slovakia [c] v Australia [s]
Canada [s] [c] [*] v Belarus
USA [c] [*] v Poland [s]
Serbia [s] [c] v Spain

Key

[s] = seeded nation

[c] = choice of ground

[*] = choice of ground decided by lot

 

2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas dates

 

World Group/World Group II first round: 6-7 February

World Group semifinals, World Group/World Group II play-offs: 16-17 April

World Group Final: 12-13 November

 

The 2015 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Czech Republic and Russia will take place in Czech Republic on 14-15 November.

 

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 99 nations entered in 2015. The event celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013 in the ITF’s centenary year. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) is an international sponsor and beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com, www.fedcup.com/es, www.twitter.com/fedcup, www.facebook.com/FedCup, www.Weibo.com/fedcupofficial and www.fedcup.tv.

 

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Fed Cup Results for April 19, 2015

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(April 19, 2015) Sunday’s results for the 2015 Fed Cup World Group semifinals, and World Group and World Group II play-offs taking place on 18-19 April.

Czech Republic will host Russia in the Fed Cup Final on 14-15 November. In the semifinals, Czech Republic overcame France 3-1 in Ostrava, while Russia defeated Germany 3-2 in Sochi.

Italy, Netherlands, Romania and Switzerland all won their World Group play-off ties and will join Czech Republic, France, Germany and Russia in the 2016 World Group.

Belarus, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain all won their World Group II play-off ties, and will join the four World Group play-off losing nations, Australia, Canada, Poland and USA, in 2016 World Group II. The four World Group II play-off losing nations, Argentina, Japan, Paraguay and Sweden, will contest their respective regional Zone Group I events in 2016.

The draw for the 2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas will be held in Paris on Wednesday 3 June. The top two seeds in the 2016 World Group will be the 2015 finalists, while the remaining seeds will be based on the ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 20 April.

WORLD GROUP SEMIFINALS

 

CZECH REPUBLIC defeated FRANCE 3-1

Venue: Cez Arena, Ostrava, CZE (hard – indoors)

 

Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 46 76(1) 61
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 63 64
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 64 64

Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) not played

Kristina Mladenovic/Pauline Parmentier (FRA) d. Lucie Safarova/Barbora Strycova (CZE) 06 63 [10-8]

 

RUSSIA defeated GERMANY 3-2

Venue: Adler Arena, Sochi, RUS (clay – indoors)

 

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 64 64

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 46 76(4) 63

Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 62 61
Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 61 60
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Sabine Lisicki/Andrea Petkovic (GER) 62 63

 

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS

 

ITALY defeated USA 3-2

Venue: Circolo Tennis Brindisi, Brindisi, ITA (clay – outdoors)

 

Serena Williams (USA) d. Camila Giorgi (ITA) 76(5) 62

Sara Errani (ITA) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 61 62

Serena Williams (USA) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 46 76(3) 63
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Christina McHale (USA) 61 61
Sara Errani/Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Alison Riske/Serena Williams (USA) 60 63

 

NETHERLANDS defeated AUSTRALIA 4-1

Venue: Maaspoort Sports & Events, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NED (clay – indoors)


Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 61 63
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 75 63

Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 62 63

Arantxa Rus (NED) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 06 75 75

Richel Hogenkamp/Michaella Krajicek (NED) d. Casey Dellacqua/Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 62 76(3)

 

SWITZERLAND defeated POLAND 3-2

Venue: Centrum Rekreacyjno Sportowe, Zielona Gora, POL (hard – indoors)


Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Martina Hingis (SUI) 64 60
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 62 61

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 61 61

Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. Martina Hingis (SUI) 46 75 61

Timea Bacsinszky/Viktorija Golubic (SUI) d. Agnieszka Radwanska/Alicja Rosolska (POL) 26 64 97

 

ROMANIA defeated CANADA 3-2

Venue: Arena Maurice Richard, Montreal, CAN (hard – indoors)

 

Francoise Abanda (CAN) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 46 75 64
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 64 64

Andreea Mitu (ROU) d. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 46 64 61

Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. Francoise Abanda (CAN) 36 75 62

Gabriela Dabrowski/Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. Andreea Mitu/Raluca Olaru (ROU) 61 46 [10-5]

 

WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

 

SERBIA defeated PARAGUAY 4-1

Venue: Spens Sports Center, Novi Sad, SRB (hard – indoors)


Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) d. Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) 61 63

Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 62 60
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) d. Ivana Jorovic (SRB) 36 62 61

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) d. Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 60 62

Aleksandra Krunic/Ivana Jorovic (SRB) d. Veronica Cepede Royg/Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 61 64

SLOVAKIA defeated SWEDEN 4-0

Venue: Aegon Arena National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, SVK (clay – indoors)

 

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) d. Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 63 63
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Susanne Celik (SWE) 62 60
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) d. Ellen Allgurin (SWE) 61 64

Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Rebecca Peterson (SWE) not played

Jana Cepelova/Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) d. Susanne Celik/Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 46 63 [10-7]

 

BELARUS defeated JAPAN 3-2

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – indoors)

 

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 61 62

Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 64 46 62
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 63 63

Ayumi Morita (JPN) v Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 76(5) 46 64
Victoria Azarenka/Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Shuko Aoyama/Ayumi Morita (JPN) 63 64

SPAIN defeated ARGENTINA 4-0

Venue: Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, ARG (clay – outdoors)


Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d. Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 46 76(2) 61
Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d. Maria Irigoyen (ARG) 60 61

Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d. Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 61 46 97

Maria Irigoyen (ARG) v Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) not played
Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov/Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Tatiana Bua/Nadia Podoroska (ARG) 64 16 [10-3]

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II EVENT (14-18 APRIL)

 

Venue: SAAP Tennis Complex, Hyderabad, India (hard – outdoors)

 

http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-results/group-ii/asia-oceania/2015.aspx

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP III EVENT (14-18 APRIL)

 

Venue: Bellevue, Ulcinj, Montenegro (clay – outdoors)

 

http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-results/group-iii/europe-africa/2015.aspx

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US Falls to Italy in Fed Cup World Group Play-off

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(April 19, 2015) Italy has now won five straight Fed cup ties against the United States with their 3-2 win on Sunday in the World Group playoff in Brindisi, Italy.

No. 1 Serena Williams had to fight her way back against Sara Errani to take the first match of the day 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead over Italy.

“Today has been a big eye opener,” Williams said. “I need to go home and train.  I am totally not ready for clay court season as I thought I was.  This was a great match for me, even if I had lost, I think it would have been a wonderful match.  That is one good thing about playing Fed Cup and things like this it gives you the practice that you normally would not get.”

 

In the second match, hometown girl Flavia Pennetta demolished Christina McHale 6-1, 6-1 to even up the tie at 2-2.

The final rubber of the tie which was the doubles, saw Williams lost her first match of her Fed Cup career when she paired with Alison Riske and fell to Pennetta and Errani 6-0, 6-3 which sealed the tie for Italy.

Williams is now 13-0 in Singles and 3-1 in doubles in Fed Cup competition.

On playing against Pennetta and Errani in doubles, Williams said: “They are a very solid team and obviously, they have both been No. 1 in doubles.  I have been No. 1, so I felt like I had the opportunity to take some chances and do the best I can.  They were the better team today and ultimately, they got the win, which they deserved since they played better.”

Italy will return to the World Group and can compete for the Fed Cup trophy in 2016 while the U.S. will fall to World Group II.

Asked about the future of the U. S. Fed Cup team, Captain Mary Joe Fernandez said: “I think it is a big challenge.  We have to work harder.  We came close today and just keep plugging away.  The good news is that we have a lot of players in the Top 100 and hopefully, we can get two wins next year and get back into the World Group.”

 

The 2016 Fed Cup draw will be made in June.

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U.S. and Italy End Day One at 1-1 in Fed Cup

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(April 18, 2015) After day one, the United States and Italy are ties at 1-1 in the Fed Cup World Group Playoff being played at Circolo Tennis Brindisi in Brindisi, Italy.

World No. 1 Serena Williams led off the day holding off world No. 36 Camila Giorgi, 7-6(5), 6-2, raising her Fed Cup singles record to 12-0.

“The first set was tough,” said Williams. “I needed to stay calm and make more shots, especially the deeper ones. I think I was hitting them short. So once I started hitting deeper, things worked out.”

“Camila played really well and had a great game plan. That is the player she is. She goes for it a lot. I love to watch her play because she is so feisty on the court. I love her game how she hits so hard.  I know her game really well, so it was not a surprise.”

Sara Errani leveled the tie in the next match, demolishing Lauren Davis, making her singles debut for the United States 6-1, 6-2 in 70 minutes.

“It was a good experience for me,” Davis said.  “I thought I handled myself well.  Sara played very well and was solid and consistent. Given the situation, I think I did okay.”

“Lauren competed really well,” said US Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez. “It is a tough match-up on clay.  Sara has so much experience and defends so well and is also very aggressive.  I thought there were a few games where Lauren had opportunities where it was deuce or break point.  Against a player of that caliber, you have to win those games and then maybe you have a chance.  Sara played really well under pressure and those points very well.”

The winner of the tie this weekend will return to World Group 1 and can compete for the Fed Cup next year while the loser will fall back into World Group II.

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Draws Announced for Fed Cup World Group Semifinals and Play-offs

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From the ITF – (April 17, 2015) The International Tennis Federation has announced the draws for the 2015 Fed Cup World Group semifinals, and World Group and World Group II play-offs taking place April 18-19.

Two Fed Cup Zone Group events are also taking place this week: Asia/Oceania Zone Group II in Hyderabad, India (14-18 April); and Europe/Africa Zone Group III in Ulcinj, Montenegro (15-18 April).

The four winners of the World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2016 World Group, with the losers contesting 2016 World Group II. The four winners of the World Group II play-offs will qualify for 2016 World Group II, with the four losers contesting the 2016 Zone Group I events.

WORLD GROUP SEMIFINALS

CZECH REPUBLIC v FRANCE

Venue: Cez Arena, Ostrava, CZE (hard – indoors)

Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Caroline Garcia (FRA)

Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)

Karolina Pliskova/Barbora Strycova (CZE) v Alize Cornet/Pauline Parmentier (FRA)

 

RUSSIA v GERMANY

Venue: Adler Arena, Sochi, RUS (clay – indoors)

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Julia Goerges (GER)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v Sabine Lisicki (GER)

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v Julia Goerges (GER)
Elena Vesnina/Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Angelique Kerber/Andrea Petkovic (GER)

 

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS

 

ITALY v USA

Venue: Circolo Tennis Brindisi, Brindisi, ITA (clay – outdoors)

 

Camila Giorgi (ITA) v Serena Williams (USA)

Sara Errani (ITA) v Lauren Davis (USA)

Sara Errani (ITA) v Serena Williams (USA)
Camila Giorgi (ITA) v Lauren Davis (USA)
Karin Knapp/Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Christina McHale/Alison Riske (USA)

NETHERLANDS v AUSTRALIA

Venue: Maaspoort Sports & Events, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NED (clay – indoors)


Kiki Bertens (NED) v Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
Arantxa Rus (NED) v Samantha Stosur (AUS)

Kiki Bertens (NED) v Samantha Stosur (AUS)

Arantxa Rus (NED) v Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)

Richel Hogenkamp/Michaella Krajicek (NED) v Casey Dellacqua/Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)

 

POLAND v SWITZERLAND

Venue: Centrum Rekreacyjno Sportowe, Zielona Gora, POL (hard – indoors)


Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v Martina Hingis (SUI)
Urszula Radwanska (POL) v Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)

Urszula Radwanska (POL) v Martina Hingis (SUI)

Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Alicja Rosolska (POL) v Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)/Martina Hingis (SUI)

 

CANADA v ROMANIA

Venue: Arena Maurice Richard, Montreal, CAN (hard – indoors)

 

Francoise Abanda (CAN) v Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) v Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) v Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)

Francoise Abanda (CAN) v Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)

Gabriela Dabrowski/Sharon Fichman (CAN) v Andreea Mitu/Raluca Olaru (ROU)

 

WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

 

SERBIA v PARAGUAY

Venue: Spens Sports Center, Novi Sad, SRB (hard – indoors)


Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) v Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)

Ana Ivanovic (SRB) v Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) v Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) v Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR)

Jelena Jankovic/Ivana Jorovic (SRB) v Veronica Cepede Royg/Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR)

 

SLOVAKIA v SWEDEN

Venue: Aegon Arena National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, SVK (clay – indoors)

 

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) v Rebecca Peterson (SWE)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Susanne Celik (SWE)
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) v Susanne Celik (SWE)

Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Rebecca Peterson (SWE)

Jana Cepelova/Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Ellen Allgurin/Cornelia Lister (SWE)

 

JAPAN v BELARUS

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – indoors)

 

Misaki Doi (JPN) v Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

Kurumi Nara (JPN) v Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Kurumi Nara (JPN) v Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

Misaki Doi (JPN) v Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Shuko Aoyama/Ayumi Morita (JPN) v Vera Lapko/Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)

ARGENTINA v SPAIN

Venue: Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, ARG (clay – outdoors)


Paula Ormaechea (ARG) v Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
Maria Irigoyen (ARG) v Lara Arruabarrena (ESP)

Paula Ormaechea (ARG) v Lara Arruabarrena (ESP)

Maria Irigoyen (ARG) v Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
Tatiana Bua/Nadia Podoroska (ARG) v Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov/Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II EVENT (14-18 APRIL)

 

Venue: SAAP Tennis Complex, Hyderabad, India (hard – outdoors)

 

http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-results/group-ii/asia-oceania/2015.aspx

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP III EVENT (14-18 APRIL)

 

Venue: Bellevue, Ulcinj, Montenegro (clay – outdoors)

 

http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-results/group-iii/europe-africa/2015.aspx

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