Official Team Nominations for Fed Cup Semifinals and FinalThe official team nominations for the 2004 Fed Cup Semifinals and Final, to be played at the Krylatskoe Ice Stadium, Moscow, from 24-28 November, are now in.
This year, defending champion France meets Spain in the first semifinal with Russia facing Austria in the second. Both semifinals are best-of-five rubbers and will be played on 24-25 November.
Captain Captain: Mr Guy Forget
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Captain Captain: Mr Miguel Margets
Captain: Mr Shamil Tarpischev
Captain: Mr Alfred Tesar
The semifinal schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 24 November
11:00 (GMT 08:00): France v Spain - 2 singles
n/b 17:00 (GMR 14:00): Russia v Austria - 2 singles
Thursday 25 November
10:00 (GMT 07:00): France v Spain - 2 singles, 1 doubles
n/b 17:00 (GMT 14:00): Russia v Austria - 2 singles, 1 doubles
The winning semifinal nations will meet in the Final to be played on 27-28 November.
Under Fed Cup regulations a nation may change up to two nominations until one hour before the draw, which will be held on Tuesday 23 November. Nations that qualify for the Final must nominate their team on Friday 26 November. The players nominated may be different from those nominated for the semifinal.