Against a weak team with unranked players, but a good start for the NZ Fed cup team which includes Dianne this time
New Zealand Fed Cup Team Impressive on Day One
5/02/2014 9:39:46 a.m.
The New Zealand Fed Cup Team, currently in Kazakhstan for the 2014 Fed Cup By BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Group II Competition, have opened their campaign with an impressive win over Pakistan.
Drawn in Pool D with Pakistan, Iran and India, the Kiwi team of Marina Erakovic, Dianne Hollands, Emma Hayman and Abigail Guthrie have eased past the Pakistani team, winning the Tie 3-0.
Erakovic opened the Tie, taking little time to beat Pakistans number one 6-1 6-0 before Hollands took out the number two singles, beating Sara Mansoor 6-0 6-1. Hayman and Guthrie then got in on the action, winning the doubles rubber 6-0 6-1.
The Kiwis play Iran today and India on February 6, who have top 10 doubles player Sania Mirza in their ranks, to finish off their Pool Play. The top team from each Pool progress to the competition semi-finals, with the opportunity for promotion to Asia/Oceania Group I for 2015.