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:  27
    • Doubles ranking:  62
    • Jarmila GROTH
    • Date of birth:  26 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  106
    • Doubles ranking:  141
    • Anastasia RODIONOVA
    • Date of birth:  12 May 1982
    • Singles ranking:  229
    • Doubles ranking:  47
    • 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:  113
    • Doubles ranking:  176
    • Flavia PENNETTA
    • Date of birth:  25 Feb 1982
    • Singles ranking:  8
    • Doubles ranking:  21
    • Sara ERRANI
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  20
    • Doubles ranking:  42
    • Roberta VINCI
    • Date of birth:  18 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking:  15
    • Doubles ranking:  60
  • 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


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

    5 Total 1
    All-time head to head record

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