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Azarenka, Radwanska Head Nominations for Fed Cup Zone Group Ties

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(January 11, 2013) World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland lead the nominations for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group events taking place the week of 4 February alongside the World Group and World Group II first round ties.

 

The ITF has announced the full nominations for Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Eilat, Israel (6-9 February); Americas Zone Group I in Medellin, Colombia (6-9 February); and Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II in Astana, Kazakhstan (4-10 February). All the teams contesting the Zone Group I events will be bidding to qualify for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs.

 

Nine top 50 players will contest Europe/Africa Zone Group I, with the top-ranked Azarenka joined by sisters Agnieszka and Urszula Radwanska, Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep of Romania, Tamira Paszek of Austria, Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, and British duo Heather Watson and Laura Robson. Hseih Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan head the nominations for Asia/Oceania Zone Group I, while Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak is the top-ranked player in Americas Group I.

 

Nominations for the 2013 World Group and World Group II first round ties, which take place on February 9-10, will be announced on Wednesday, January 30.

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I

Venue: Municipal Tennis Club, Eilat, Israel (hard – outdoors)

 

Austria

Tamira Paszek

Yvonne Meusburger

Patricia Mayr-Achleitner

Nicole Rottmann

Captain: Jurgen Waber

 

Belarus

Victoria Azarenka

Olga Govortsova

Ilona Kremen

Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Captain: Tatiana Poutchek

 

Bosnia/Herzegovina

Jasmina Tinjic

Jelena Simic

Anita Husaric

Jasmina Kajtazovic

Captain: tbc

 

Bulgaria

Tsvetana Pironkova
Elitsa Kostova

Dia Evtimova
Isabella Shinikova

Captain: Dora Rangelova

 

Croatia

Petra Martic
Donna Vekic
Tereza Mrdeza
Ana Konjuh

Captain: Iva Majoli

 

Georgia

Sofia Shapatava
Sofia Kvatsabaia
Ekaterine Gorgodze

Captain (playing): Margalita Chakhnashvili

 

Great Britain

Heather Watson
Laura Robson
Anne Keothavong
Johanna Konta

Captain: Judy Murray

 

Hungary

Timea Babos

Greta Arn
Reka-Luca Jani

Katalin Marosi

Captain: Levente Baratosi

 

Israel

Shahar Peer
Julia Glushko
Keren Shlomo
Valeria Patiuk

Captain: Amos Mansdorf

 

Luxembourg

Anne Kremer
Claudine Schaul
Laura Correia

Captain: Frank Eicher

 

Netherlands

Kiki Bertens
Arantxa Rus
Richel Hogenkamp
Bibiane Schoofs

Captain: Manon Bollegraf

 

Poland

Agnieszka Radwanska
Urszula Radwanska
Paula Kania
Magda Linette

Captain: Tomasz Wiktorowski

 

Portugal

Maria Joao Koehler

Michelle Larcher de Brito

Barbara Luz

Margarida Moura

Captain: Pedro Cordeiro

 

Romania

Sorana Cirstea

Simona Halep

Irina-Camelia Begu

Cristina-Andreea Mitu

Captain: Marius Comanescu

 

Slovenia

Polona Hercog

Nastja Kolar

Andreja Klepac

Katarina Srebotnik

Captain: Tina Pisnik

 

Turkey

Cagla Buyukakcay

Pemra Ozgen

Basak Eraydin

Ipek Soylu

Captain: tbc

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I
Venue: Country Club de Ejectivos, Medellin, Colombia (clay – outdoors)

 

Brazil

Teliana Pereira

Paula Cristina Goncalves

Beatriz Maia

Laura Pigossi

Captain: Carla Tiene

 

Canada

Aleksandra Wozniak

Eugenie Bouchard

Sharon Fichman

Gabriela Dabrowski

Captain: Sylvain Bruneau

 

Chile

Andrea Koch-Benvenuto

Fernanda Brito

Cecilia Costa Melgar

Macarena Olivares Lopez

Captain: Guillermo Gomez

 

Colombia

Mariana Duque-Marino

Catalina Castano

Yuliana Lizarazo

Laura Ucros

Captain: Alejandro Pedraza

 

Mexico

Ximena Hermoso

Ana Sofia Sanchez

Marcela Zacarias

Ana-Paula de la Pena

Captain: Raquel Contreras

 

Paraguay

Veronica Cepede Royg

Montserrat Gonzalez

Camila Giangreco Campiz

Captain: Alfredo de Brix

 

Peru

Patricia Ku Flores

Katherine Gabriela Miranda-Chang

Ferny Angeles Paz

Ximena Siles Luna

Captain: Percy Melzi

 

Venezuela

Adriana Perez

Andrea Gamiz

Gabriela Coglitore

Carmen Blanco

Captain: Yohny Romero

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan (hard – indoors)

 

China, P.R.

Zhang Shuai

Zheng Saisai

Zhou Yi-Miao

Wang Qiang

Captain: Liu Shuo

 

Chinese Taipei

Su-Wei Hsieh

Kai-Chen Chang

Chin-Wei Chan

Hua-Chen Lee

Captain: Shi Ting Wang

 

India

Sania Mirza

Kyra Shroff

Rishika Sunkara

Rutuja Bhosale

Captain: Enrico Piperno

 

Kazakhstan

Yaroslava Shvedova

Ksenia Pervak

Galina Voskoboeva

Sesil Karatantcheva

Captain: Yuriy Karlov

 

Korea, Republic

Sung-Hee Han

So-Ra Lee

Mi Yoo

Seo-Kyung Kang

Captain: Jeong-Myung Lee

 

Thailand

Tamarine Tanasugarn

Luksika Kumkhum

Nudnida Luangnam

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn

Captain: Suang Chantra-Urai

 

Uzbekistan

Akgul Amanmuradova

Nigina Abduraimova

Sabina Sharipova

Arina Folts

Captain: Dmitriy Tomashevich

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan (hard – indoors)

 

Hong Kong, China

Wing-Yau Venise Chan

Ho Ching Wu

Katherine Ip

Eudice Wong Chong

Captain: tbc

 

Indonesia

Ayu-Fani Damayanti

Lavinia Tananta

Jessy Rompies

Aldila Sutjiadi

Captain: Suharyadi Suharyadi

 

Iran

Ghazaleh Torkaman

Maryam Mazaheri

Sahar Najaei

Arezou Youlghouni

Captain: Parvaneh Khiltash

 

Kyrgyzstan

Bermet Dvaneaeva

Inna Volkovich

Nelli Buyuklyanova

Captain: Sabina Korsunova

 

Malaysia

Aslina Chua

Alyssa Boey

Yus Syazlin Nabila Yusri

Nurin Nabila Binti Roslan

Captain: Muhammad Ashaari bin Zainal Abidia

 

New Zealand

Marina Erakovic

Emily Fanning

Emma Hayman

Abigail Guthrie

Captain: Pavlina Nola

 

Pakistan

Ushna Suhail

Saba Aziz

Sara Mansoor

Iman Qureshi

Captain: Nosheen Ehtesham

 

Philippines

Marinel Rudas

Anna Clarice Patrimonio

Marian Jade Capadocia

Captain: Karl Santamaria

 

Singapore

Rehmat Johal

Rheeya Doshi

Khee Yen Wee

Geraldine Ang

Captain: Hassan bin Bohari

 

Turkmenistan

Anastasiya Prenko

Maya Mammetguykyyeva

Jahan Bayramova

Jennet Halliyeva

Captain: Nelli Voynich

 

Vietnam

Trang Huynh Phuong Dai

Van Nguyen Ai Ngoc

Huynh Phi Khanh

Thi-Tam-Hao Tran

Captain: Nguyen Dinh Bao Tri

 

 

 

 

 

HEINEKEN OPEN – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
$ 433,400.00
5- 12 JANUARY 2013

RESULTS – 11 JANUARY 2013
Men’s Singles – Semifinals
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [WC] G Monfils (FRA) 6-1 6-2
[2] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [4] S Querrey (USA) 6-4 7-6(2)

Men’s Doubles – Semifinals
[1] C Fleming (GBR) / B Soares (BRA) d [3] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) 7-6(0) 7-6(3)
J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 6-7(7) 6-4 10-6

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 12 JANUARY 2013
CENTRE COURT start midday
[1] C Fleming (GBR) / B Soares (BRA) vs J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN)

Not before 2pm
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [2] P Kohlschreiber (GER)

 

 

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Watson, Robson, Keothavong and Konta Named to British Fed Cup Team

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(January 7, 2013) Heather Watson, Laura Robson, Anne Keothavong and Johanna Konta have been announced by the Lawn Tennis Association as Great Britain’s Fed Cup team for the  Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie that will take place from February 6-9 2013 at the Municipal Tennis Club in Eilat, Israel.

 

Elena Baltacha who is currently recovering from injury will also be traveling with the team. The team will be led by Judy Murray who was appointed as Fed Cup Captain back in December  of 2011.

 

Judy Murray said: “Last year’s Fed Cup was a great experience for all of us and we came close to securing a place in the World Group for the first time since 1995. Heather and Laura have pushed themselves up into the top 50 in the WTA rankings this year and they will have wonderfully experienced back-up in Anne and Bally who have 22 Fed Cups between them. Jo Konta makes her debut on the team after a terrific 2012 season which saw her break into the top 150. We have a great squad and we will be aiming to put ourselves in World Group contention once again.”

 

British No. 1 Heather Watson said, “Playing Fed Cup is always a highlight for me during the year. Most of the time we are out there playing for ourselves, but it’s a lot of fun and a great honour to compete as a team and represent our country against the best in the world.” Watson ended 2012 at a career-best No. 49 (currently No. 47) in the world winning her first career WTA singles title at the Japan Open, having already claimed Tour doubles titles at Stanford and Dallas in the USA during the summer.

 

Robson said, “’I am really excited to be part of the Fed Cup team again and I can’t wait to get back out there and hopefully win all of our matches.” Robson ended a career-best season in 2012 close to the Top 50, highlighted by a Silver Medal in mixed doubles at the Olympics, beating former Grand Slam champions Kim Clijsters and Li Na at the US Open and then becoming the first woman since 1990 to reach a WTA singles final, before Watson went one better, three weeks later.

 

“I can’t believe this will be my 12th time representing my country,” said British No. 3 Anne Keothavong. “I feel really proud how we have grown as a team in the last couple of years and came so close to making World Group II last year. It’s an added motivation knowing how close we were to try and take the extra step in 2013.”

 

Johanna Konta, is making her Fed Cup debut: “I’m so excited it’s beyond words and a real thrill to be nominated alongside Heather, Laura, Anne and Bally.”

 

The Aegon GB Fed Cup Team will contest the Europe/Africa Zone Group I, alongside 15 other nations, all vying to take the top two spots and progress to the World Group II play offs in April.

The 16 tennis nations in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I include: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey.

 

The format will be four groups, each having four teams, all competing against each other (three matches) in Round-robin format. Play starts on Wednesday, 6 February and continues every day. The winners of each group will play off (Group A v Group C and Group B v Group D) to determine which two nations will advance to the World Group II Play-offs in April 20-21, 2013. All other nations will compete for positional Play-offs, including the final two relegation spots.

 

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Draws made for 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II

The draws for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II were held at the ITF offices in London on Tuesday. Seeds were based on the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking following the two Davis Cup ties held on October 19-21.

To view the full draw sheets, please visit the official Davis Cup website www.daviscup.com and www.copadavis.com.

 

Asia/Oceania Zone Group I

 

First round (1-3 February)

 

Chinese Taipei [c] v Australia [s]

 

Uzbekistan [s] [c] v China P.R.

 

India [s] [c] v Korea Rep.

 

Japan [s] [c] v Indonesia

 

Europe/Africa Zone Group II

 

First round (1-3 February)

 

Bulgaria [c] v Finland [s]

 

Ireland [c] [*] v Estonia [s]

 

Tunisia [c] v Latvia [s]

 

Monaco [c] v Belarus [s]

 

Moldova [c] v Hungary [s]

 

Bosnia/Herzegovina [s] [c] [*] v Luxembourg

 

Lithuania [c] [*] v Cyprus [s]

 

Portugal [s] [c] [*] v Benin

 

Key

[s] = Seeded nation

[c] = Choice of ground

[*] = Choice of ground decided by lot

 

The home nation is listed first for each tie.

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Davis Cup Results for Group 1 Zonal Ties

(October 21, 2012) The ITF has announced the final results for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas zone group ties taking place on October 19-21. Chinese Taipei and Denmark have retained their places in Group I of their respective zone in 2013, while New Zealand and Finland have been relegated to Group II.

 

Following this weekend’s ties, the draws for 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held at the ITF offices in London on Tuesday 23 October at 11:30 local time (10:30 GMT).

EUROPE/AFRICA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF

DENMARK defeated FINLAND 4-1

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)

Juho Paukku (FIN) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 46 76(10) 76(4) 76(5)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) d. Timo Nieminen (FIN) 62 63 63

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Timo Nieminen/Juho Paukku (FIN) 64 62 64

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Timo Nieminen (FIN) 63 63 36 26 61

Christoffer Konigsfeldt (DEN) d. Herkko Pollanen (FIN) 63 76(7)


ASIA/OCEANIA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF


CHINESE TAIPEI defeated NEW ZEALAND 3-2

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


Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) d. Daniel King-Turner (NZL) 46 60 63 76(2)

Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) d. Michael Venus (NZL) 64 76(0) 63

Daniel King-Turner/Artem Sitak (NZL) d. Cheng-Peng Hsieh/Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) 36 76(4) 61 64

Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) d. Daniel King-Turner (NZL) 63 76(3) 61

Artem Sitak (NZL) d. Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) 61 76(3)

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Davis Cup Results for Group 1 Zonal Ties

The ITF has announced the latest results for the Davis Cup zone group ties taking place on October 19-21. The winners of these two ties will retain their place in Group I of their respective zone in 2013, while the losers will be relegated to Group II.

 

Following this weekend’s ties, the draws for 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held at the ITF offices in London on Tuesday 23 October at 11:30 local time (10:30 GMT).

 

Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com and www.twitter.com/daviscup.


EUROPE/AFRICA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF


DENMARK leads FINLAND 2-1

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)


Juho Paukku (FIN) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 46 76(10) 76(4) 76(5)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) d. Timo Nieminen (FIN) 62 63 63

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Timo Nieminen/Juho Paukku (FIN) 64 62 64

Timo Nieminen (FIN) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Juho Paukko (FIN) v Martin Pedersen (DEN)

 

ASIA/OCEANIA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF


CHINESE TAIPEI leads NEW ZEALAND 2-1

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


Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) d. Daniel King-Turner (NZL) 46 60 63 76(2)

Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) d. Michael Venus (NZL) 64 76(0) 63

Daniel King-Turner/Artem Sitak (NZL) d. Cheng-Peng Hsieh/Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) 36 76(4) 61 64

Ti Chen (TPE) v Daniel King-Turner (NZL)

Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) v Michael Venus (NZL)

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Davis Cup Results for Group 1 Playoffs

The ITF has announced the latest results for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas zone group ties taking place on 19-21 October. The winners of these two ties will retain their place in Group I of their respective zone in 2013, while the losers will be relegated to Group II.

Following this weekend’s ties, the draws for 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held at the ITF offices in London on Tuesday 23 October at 11:30 local time (10:30 GMT).

Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com and www.twitter.com/daviscup.


EUROPE/AFRICA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF


FINLAND level with DENMARK 1-1

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)


Juho Paukku (FIN) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 46 76(10) 76(4) 76(5)

Martin Pedersen (DEN) d. Timo Nieminen (FIN) 62 63 63

Micke Kontinen/Timo Nieminen (FIN) v Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Timo Nieminen (FIN) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Juho Paukko (FIN) v Martin Pedersen (DEN)




ASIA/OCEANIA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF


CHINESE TAIPEI leads NEW ZEALAND 2-0

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


Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) d. Daniel King-Turner (NZL) 46 60 63 76(2)

Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) d. Michael Venus (NZL) 64 76(0) 63

Cheng-Peng Hsieh/Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) v Artem Sitak/Jose Statham (NZL)

Ti Chen (TPE) v Daniel King-Turner (NZL)

Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) v Michael Venus (NZL)

 

 

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Draws for Davis Cup Group I ties for October 19-21

The ITF has announced the draws for the Davis Cup Group I ties taking place on 19-21 October.

 

Match results will be available on the official Davis Cup website www.daviscup.com and www.copadavis.com throughout the weekend, as well daily reports.

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF

 

FINLAND v DENMARK

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, FIN (hard – indoor)

 

Juho Paukku (FIN) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Timo Nieminen (FIN) v Martin Pedersen (DEN)

Micke Kontinen/Timo Nieminen (FIN) v Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Timo Nieminen (FIN) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Juho Paukko (FIN) v Martin Pedersen (DEN)

 

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA GROUP I 2ND ROUND PLAY-OFF

 

CHINESE TAIPEI v NEW ZEALAND

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

 

Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) v Daniel King-Turner (NZL)

Ti Chen (TPE) v Michael Venus (NZL)

Cheng-Peng Hsieh/Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) v Artem Sitak/Jose Statham (NZL)

Ti Chen (TPE) v Daniel King-Turner (NZL)

Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) v Michael Venus (NZL)

 

 

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