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World Group 1st Round

05 Feb - 06 Feb 2011, Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart, Australia, Hard, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Samantha STOSUR
    • Date of birth:  30 Mar 1984
    • Singles ranking:  21
    • Doubles ranking:  68
    • Jarmila GROTH
    • Date of birth:  26 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  62
    • Doubles ranking:  41
    • Anastasia RODIONOVA
    • Date of birth:  12 May 1982
    • Singles ranking:  190
    • Doubles ranking:  19=
    • Rennae STUBBS
    • Date of birth:  26 Mar 1971
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Captain David TAYLOR
    • Francesca SCHIAVONE
    • Date of birth:  23 Jun 1980
    • Singles ranking:  78
    • Doubles ranking:  141
    • Flavia PENNETTA
    • Date of birth:  25 Feb 1982
    • Singles ranking:  12
    • Doubles ranking:  14
    • Sara ERRANI
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  14
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
    • Roberta VINCI
    • Date of birth:  18 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking:  45
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
  • Captain Corrado BARAZZUTTI

News from the tie

  • Honours even after opening day thriller in Hobart
    Flavia Pennetta drew Italy level on Saturday at the World Group first round tie in Hobart, after Jarmila Groth had earlier given Australia a shock lead
  • A one-two punch for Italy as Schiavone and Pennetta defeat Australia and set up semifinal meeting against France or Russia

Photos

  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Centre Court in Tasmania
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart
  • Italy wins doubles over Australia
  • Rennae Stubbs (AUS)
  • Australian Fed Cup Team
  • Italian Team at Official Dinner
  • Australian Team at Official Dinner
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Samantha Stosur (AUS)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS) and Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Italian Fed Cup Team
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Samantha Stosur (AUS) and Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Australian fans in Hobart
  • Samantha Stosur (AUS)
  • David Taylor (AUS)
  • Opening Ceremony in Australia
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Samantha Stosur (AUS) and Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Samantha Stosur (AUS)
  • Australian fans
  • Corrado Barazzutti and Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Jarmila Groth (AUS)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart
  • Italian Celebrations
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Flavia Pennetta and Captain Barazzutti (ITA)
  • Tie Summary

    Australia has a 5-0 record over Italy in Fed Cup and has never even lost a rubber to the Italians. The two nations last met in the 1988 World Group second round when the competition was a week-long event. Australia went on to lose in the quarterfinals to Germany.

    Australia is back in the World Group after a six-year absence, defeating Ukraine 5-0 in last April’s play-offs to secure its place in the elite eight. It is on an eight-tie winning streak in the competition.

    Italy is the 2006, 2009 and 2010 Fed Cup champion, and has won seven of its last eight away ties.

    Australia and Italy are two of just four nations to have competed in every Fed Cup.
  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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