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Italy vs Ukraine Fed Cup 2012

  • Italy

    Votes: 10 71.4%
  • Ukraine

    Votes: 4 28.6%

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Italy are the favourites but both countries are not at peak tennis condition. Pennetta probably out with an ankle injury plus injury scares for francesca. Lesia Tsurenko has skyrocketted in form but besides an experienced kateryna ondarenko there is no one to back her up. I believe that the italiains will go through no matter if pennetta and schiavone are both forced out due to the recent form of oprandi and errani and the patriotic crowd that is sure to turn up.
This tie is hard to predict but I think the Italians will pull through 4-1 but a bagel and also a deciding doubbles tie are on the table.
 

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Ukraine used to be great :tears:

I feel like these two always play each other...
 

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Official Team Nominations :

Italy : Schiavone, Pennetta, Errani, Vinci
Ukraine : K.Bondarenko, Tsurenko, Savchuk, Beygelzimer
 

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With the official teams released, it seems that schiavone and pennetta might play. Italy are the very firm favourites now officially
 

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I expect Italy to play Errani and Vinci in the singles since Ukraine really don't have much chances anyways :shrug:
 

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Italy - Ukraine 1:1

Sara Errani (ITA) def. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 62 63
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) lost to Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 16 26
 
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