Fed Cup, Asia/Oceania Group 1
Round-robin: Seven nations in two pools (1-3 Feb).
Promotion: The winners of Pool A and Pool B play each other (4 Feb) to decide which nation advances to the World Group II play-offs (21-22 Apr).
Relegation: The nations finishing bottom of Pool A and Pool B play each other (4 Feb) to decide which nation is relegated to Asia/Oceania Zone Group II for 2013.
Chinese Taipei / Taiwan
Day 1 (Feb 1)
Pool A is really strong. Last in that pool will definately beat either Indonesia or Korea
Pool A : Chinese Taipei v Uzbekistan
Pool B : Thailand v Indonesia, Kazakhstan v Korea
Players: Akgul Amanmuradova, Nigina Abduraimova, Sabina Sharipova, Iroda Tulyaganova
Captain: Dmitriy Tomashevich
Players: Yung-Jan Chan, Kai-Chen Chang, Su-Wei Hsieh, Chia-Jung Chuang
Captain: Shi-Ting Wang
Chinese Taipei def. Uzbekistan 3-0
Su-Wei Hsieh (160) d. Sharipova (488) 6-3 6-1
Kai-Chen Chang (110) d. Abduraimova (381) 0-6 6-4 7-5
Chan (50) & Chuang (61) d. Amanmuradova (83) & Tulyaganova (NR) 7-5 7-6(4)
A decent scoreline from Iroda and an on-the-mend Akgul, against two good doubles players
Good try by Nigina in the singles. They play China on Friday.