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World Group 1st Round

05 Feb - 06 Feb 2011, Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Maria SHARAPOVA
    • Date of birth:  19 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  4
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
    • Date of birth:  27 Jun 1985
    • Singles ranking:  25
    • Doubles ranking:  170
    • Dinara SAFINA
    • Date of birth:  27 Apr 1986
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Captain Shamil TARPISCHEV
    • Alize CORNET
    • Date of birth:  22 Jan 1990
    • Singles ranking:  42
    • Doubles ranking:  107
    • Virginie RAZZANO
    • Date of birth:  12 May 1983
    • Singles ranking:  200
    • Doubles ranking:  1122=
    • Pauline PARMENTIER
    • Date of birth:  31 Jan 1986
    • Singles ranking:  119
    • Doubles ranking:  297
    • Julie COIN
    • Date of birth:  02 Dec 1982
    • Singles ranking:  243
    • Doubles ranking:  154
  • Captain Nicolas ESCUDE

News from the tie

  • France holds unexpected lead in Moscow
    France is 2-0 up at the end of day 1 in Moscow following upsets by Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano who defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Sharapova respectively
  • Russia reaches last four
    Russia has completed a sensational comeback in Moscow, winning the decisive doubles to defeat France 3-2


  • Maria Sharapova (RUS) and Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Maria Sharapova and Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS
  • Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Virginie Razzano and Nicolas Escude (FRA)
  • Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Virginie Razzano (FRA) and French captain Nicolas EscudeVirginie Razzano (FRA) and French captain Nicolas Escude
  • Svetlana Kuzetsova (RUS) celebrates with the Russian bench
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) and Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • Olympic Stadium, Moscow
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Russian team
  • Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Tie Summary

    Russia and France have met on eight previous occasions, with their last two meetings being in the 2004 and 2005 Finals. Russia won both of those finals and both in the deciding fifth rubber. The 2005 final was held at Roland Garros with a stadium capacity of 15,000. Overall, Russia leads France 5-3 in their head-to-head.

    Russia missed out on a place in the 2010 Fed Cup Final after USA clinched the decisive fifth rubber in their semifinal clash in Birmingham, Alabama. They are back playing on home soil for the first time in two years and have won their last eight ties in Moscow. Interestingly, their last defeat on home ground was to France in the 2003 semifinals.

    In 2010, France competed in the World Group play-offs for the third straight year and managed to salvage its record of never being out of the top tier of the competition. The French came from 2-1 down to defeat Germany in Frankfurt and return to the World Group. France is one of four nations to compete in every Fed Cup.
  • All-time head to head

    6 Total 3
    All-time head to head record

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