Fed Cup: Official Semifinal Faceoffs

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Fed Cup: Official Semifinal Faceoffs
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The ITF has announced the official draws and faceoffs for the 2011 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals, and World Group and World Group II playoffs on April 16-17.

WORLD GROUP SEMIFINALS

RUSSIA vs. ITALY 

Head-to-Head series: 4-1
Venue: Sports Palace Megasport, Moscow, RUS (hard – indoors)

Vera Zvonareva
 (RUS) v Sara Errani (ITA) 
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vRoberta Vinci (ITA)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Sara Errani (ITA)
Ekaterina Makarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v Alberta Brianti / Maria-Elena Camerin (ITA) 

BELGIUM 
vs. CZECH REPUBLIC
Head-to-Head series: 0-1
Venue: Spiroudome, Charleroi, BEL (hard – indoors)

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v Petra Kvitova (CZE) 
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) v Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
An-Sophie Mestach / Alison van Uytvanck (BEL) v Iveta Benesova / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)


WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS


GERMANY vs. USA 
Head-to-Head series: 4-8
Venue: Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, GER (clay – indoors)

Andrea Petkovic (GER) vChristina McHale (USA) 
Julia Goerges (GER) vMelanie Oudin (USA) 
Andrea Petkovic (GER) v Melanie Oudin (USA)
Julia Goerges (GER) v Christina McHale (USA)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld /Sabine Lisicki (GER) vLiezel Huber / Vania King(USA)

SPAIN 
vs. FRANCE
Head-to-Head series: 4-4
Venue: Club de Tenis Lleida, Lleida, ESP (clay – outdoors)

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) v Virginie Razzano (FRA) 
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v Aravane Rezai (FRA) 
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) v Aravane Rezai (FRA)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino / Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) v Alize Cornet / Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 
vs. SERBIA
Head-to-Head series: 2-0
Venue: Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, SVK (clay – indoors)

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) v Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) v Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
Daniela Hantuchova / Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) v Jelena Jankovic / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 

AUSTRALIA 
vs. UKRAINE
Head-to-Head series: 1-1
Venue: Glen Iris Valley Recreation Club, Melbourne, AUS (clay – outdoors)

Jarmila Groth (AUS) v Olga Savchuk (UKR) 
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 
Jarmila Groth (AUS) v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v Olga Savchuk (UKR)
Sophie Ferguson / Sally Peers (AUS) v Yuliya Beygelzimer / Viktoria Kutuzova (UKR) 


WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

BELARUS vs. ESTONIA
Head-to-Head series: 2-1
Venue: Palace of Sport, Minsk, BLR (hard – indoors)

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v Anett Kontaveit (EST) 
Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Margit Ruutel (EST) 
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v Margit Ruutel (EST)
Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Anett Kontaveit (EST)
Victoria Azarenka / Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Maret Ani / Eva Paalma (EST) 

SLOVENIA 
vs. CANADA
Head-to-Head series: 0-0
Venue: Teniski Klub Koper, Koper, SLO (clay – outdoors)

Masa Zec-Peskiric (SLO) v Rebecca Marino (CAN) 
Polona Hercog (SLO) v Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 
Polona Hercog (SLO) v Rebecca Marino (CAN)
Masa Zec-Peskiric (SLO) v Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
Andreja Klepac / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) v Stephanie Dubois / Sharon Fichman (CAN) 

SWITZERLAND 
vs. SWEDEN
Head-to-Head series: 2-2
Venue: TC Lido Lugano, Lugano, SUI (clay – outdoors)

Timea Bacsinszky
 (SUI) v Johanna Larsson (SWE) 
Patty Schnyder (SUI) v Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 
Patty Schnyder (SUI) v Johanna Larsson (SWE)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
Timea Bacsinszky / Patty Schnyder (SUI) v Sofia Arvidsson / Johanna Larsson (SWE)


*The World Group II playoff tie between Japan and Argentina has been postponed until July 16- 17.

 

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