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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Russia names Fed Cup team to play Italy

MOSCOW: Former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will lead the Russian team against Italy in the Fed Cup semifinals next weekend. Russia captain Shamil Tarpischev on Wednesday also selected 10th-ranked Nadia Petrova, No. 23 Anna Chakvetadze, Alisa Kleybanova and rookie Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to face the 2006 champion on clay at Castellaneta Marina, Italy. Sixth-ranked Vera Zvonareva is recovering from an injury. Russia routed China 5-0 and Italy beat France by the same score in the first round. Russia has won the Fed Cup four times and is looking for its third straight title. Russia has a 4-0 record against Italy, including a 4-0 win in the 2007 final. ap

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2009, 10:25 PM
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Re: Russia team

Which 4 of those 5 will play?

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
I'm obsessed with the Greek players. Deal with it.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Re: Russia team

Originally Posted by hellas719 View Post
Which 4 of those 5 will play?
Kuznetsova, Petrova, Chakvetadze, Pavlyuchenkova

Chakvetadze - Pennetta
Kuznetsova - Schiavone
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2009, 01:39 PM
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Re: Russia team

R1: Flavia Pennetta x Anna Chakvetadze
R2: Francesca Schiavone x Svetlana Kuznetsova
R3: Flavia Pennetta x Svetlana Kuznetsova
R4: Francesca Schiavone x Anna Chakvetadze
R5: Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci x Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Nadia Petrova

My Russian Roulette
Bepa Zvonareva ||Nastia Pavlyuchenkova ||Maria Sharapova ||Katya Makarova
Liza Kulichkova|| Daria Gavrilova
Teliana Pereira || Beatriz Haddad Maia

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