World Group 2003 - Semifinal
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, RUS
Stadium Capacity: 12,000
19 November - 20 November 2003
Day 1: Not before 1700 hrs (GMT 1400 hrs)
Day 2: Not before 1700 hrs (GMT 1400 hrs)
Surface: Carpet (Taraflex) - Indoors
Official Team Nominations.
Team selected by the Webmaster.
Russia Nominates Semifinal Team
The Russian Tennis Federation has nominated its team to face France in the Fed Cup Semifinal in Moscow, to be held 19-20 November at the Olympic Stadium.
The team is as follows:
Captain - Shamil Tarpischev
1. Anastasia Myskina
2. Elena Dementieva
3. Nadia Petrova
4. Vera Zvonareva
In a change from the team that contested the quarterfinal against Slovenia, Petrova comes in for Elena Bovina.
Changes to the team can still be made ahead of the deadline for official nominations on Sunday 9 November. The official nominations for all four teams competing in the semifinals will be confirmed here on Monday www.fedcup.com
. Then, under Fed Cup Rules, up to two team nominations may be changed up to one hour before the draw.
New line-up for France
Mary Pierce will replace the injured Nathalie Dechy in the line-up for France's Semifinal clash with Russia in Moscow on 19/20 November. Other members of the team nominated by the Federation Francaise de Tennis are as follows:
Captain: Mr Guy Forget
1. Amelie Mauresmo
2. Emilie Loit
3. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro
4. Mary Pierce
Mary Pierce makes a return to Fed Cup competition after an eight-year absence. Her last appearance was in July 1995 when France lost to USA in the semifinals. Dechy, who has been instrumental in France's Fed Cup success this year, has a left wrist injury sustained at the US Open and is not expected back to competition until the start of 2004.
The official nominations of all four teams competing in the semifinals will be confirmed here on Monday. Under Fed Cup Rules, up to two nominations may be changed up to one hour before the draw, which will take place on Tuesday 18 November.
2001 RUS d. FRA 2-1 in ESP World Group, Group A, Round Robin - 1st Round
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain Clay (I) 09 Nov 2001
2000 FRA d. RUS 3-0 in RUS World Group, Group C, Round Robin - 1st Round
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia Carpet (I) 27 Apr 2000
1999 RUS d. FRA 3-2 in RUS World Group I - 1st Round
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, RUS Carpet (I) 17 Apr - 18 Apr 1999
1992 FRA d. CIS 3-0 in GER World Group - 2nd Round
Waldstadion T.C., Frankfurt, Germany Clay (O) 15 Jul 1992
1985 URS d. FRA 2-1 in JPN World Group, Consolation Round - Quarterfinal
Nagoya Green T.C., Nagoya, Japan Hard (O) 06 Oct - 14 Oct 1985