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World Group 1st Round

05 Feb - 06 Feb 2011, Sportpaleis Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Kim CLIJSTERS
    • Date of birth:  08 Jun 1983
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Yanina WICKMAYER
    • Date of birth:  20 Oct 1989
    • Singles ranking:  76
    • Doubles ranking:  215
    • Kirsten FLIPKENS
    • Date of birth:  10 Jan 1986
    • Singles ranking:  45
    • Doubles ranking:  251
    • An-Sophie MESTACH
    • Date of birth:  07 Mar 1994
    • Singles ranking:  100
    • Doubles ranking:  413
  • Team captain Sabine APPELMANS
    • Melanie OUDIN
    • Date of birth:  23 Sep 1991
    • Singles ranking:  159
    • Doubles ranking:  221
    • Vania KING
    • Date of birth:  03 Mar 1989
    • Singles ranking:  111
    • Doubles ranking:  77
    • Liezel HUBER
    • Date of birth:  21 Aug 1976
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  51
  • Team captain Mary Joe FERNANDEZ

News from the tie

  • Belgium in control in Antwerp
    Yanina Wickmayer and Kim Clijsters gave Belgium the perfect start in its World Group first round tie against USA
  • USA sink to Belgium
    Australian Open Champion Kim Clijsters was pushed to three sets by Bethanie Mattek Sands but prevailed to clinch Belgium's semifinal spot

Photos

  • The Belgian team celebrates
  • Kim Clijsters (BEL) and Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) celebrate
  • Liezel Huber (USA) and Vania King (USA)
  • Trophy presentation
  • Melanie Oudin (USA) and Yanina Wickmayr (BEL)
  • Melanie Oudin (USA)
  • Yanina Wickmayer and Kim Clijsters (BEL)
  • Kim Clijsters (BEL)
  • Kim Clijsters (BEL)
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Melanie Oudin (USA)
  • Melanie Oudin (USA) and Kim Clijsters (BEL)
  • Melanie Oudin (USA) and the bench
  • Melanie Oudin (USA)
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • USA team
  • Belgium team
  • Kim Clijsters and Sabine Appelmans (BEL)
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
  • ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti
  • Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)
  • Tie Summary

    USA leads Belgium 5-1 in Fed Cup. The Belgians sole victory came in its only home tie against the Americans, in the 2006 World Group semifinals. They last met in the first round in 2007 when the team of Serena and Venus Williams, Vania King and Lisa Raymond whitewashed their opponents 5-0 in Delray Beach.

    Belgium gained promotion to the top tier of Fed Cup for the first time since 2007, after defeating Estonia 3-2 in last April’s World Group play-offs. It has won 10 of its last 12 home ties.

    USA has been crowned Fed Cup champion more times than any other nation but has missed out on the title in its last three final appearances in 2003, 2009 and 2010. USA has reached the semifinals of the competition for the last six years.
  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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