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World Group Final

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

Team Nominations

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    • Maria KIRILENKO
    • Date of birth: 25 Jan 1987
    • Singles ranking: 93
    • Doubles ranking: 321
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    • Elena VESNINA
    • Date of birth: 01 Aug 1986
    • Singles ranking: 48
    • Doubles ranking: 8
  • Team captain Shamil TARPISCHEV
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    • Petra KVITOVA
    • Date of birth: 08 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking: 4
    • Doubles ranking: 258
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    • Lucie SAFAROVA
    • Date of birth: 04 Feb 1987
    • Singles ranking: 17
    • Doubles ranking: 30
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    • Lucie HRADECKA
    • Date of birth: 21 May 1985
    • Singles ranking: 187
    • Doubles ranking: 11
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    • Kveta PESCHKE
    • Date of birth: 09 Jul 1975
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: 7
  • Team captain Petr PALA

News from the tie

  • Kvitova fires Czechs into early lead
    Czech Republic take a 1-0 lead in the the 2011 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final after Petra Kvitova overcame Maria Kirilenko 62 62
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Lucie Safarova to bring Russia back onto level terms at the Fed Cup Final, following Petra Kvitova's win earlier in the day
  • All to play for on final day in Moscow
    Russia and Czech Republic are tied at 1-1 after the first day of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final in Moscow
  • Kvitova comeback gives Czechs the edge
    Petra Kvitova comes back from a set down to hand the Czech Republic a 2-1 lead in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final in Moscow
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has sent the Fed Cup Final into a deciding fifth doubles rubber after defeating Lucie Safarova in straight sets
  • Doubles victory hands Czech Republic Fed Cup title
    Czech Republic win the Fed Cup title for the first time as an independent nation with a decisive doubles victory
  • Czechmate for Fed Cup champions
    Czech Republic clinched the Fed Cup title with a dramatic 3-2 victory against Russia in Moscow, their first triumph since winning as Czechoslovakia in 1988

Photos

  • Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Kveta Peschke and Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Kveta Peschke and Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Czech team
  • Czech team
  • Czech team
  • Czech team
  • Czech team
  • Czech team
  • Czech team
  • Elena Vesnina and Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Kveta Peschke and Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Czech team
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Petr Pala (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Czech captain Petr Pala and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Russian team
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Russian fans
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova and Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Czech fan
  • Czech fan
  • Russian captain Shamil Tarpischev and Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Czech captain Petr Pala and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE), Maria Kirilenko (RUS) and Russian captain Shamil Tarpischev
  • The Czech team celebrates
  • Anastasia Myskina (RUS) receives the Fed Cup Award of Excellence
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Larisa Savchenko (LAT)
  • Elena Vesnina and Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Russian team
  • Russian team
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova and Petr Pala (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Rubber 2 - Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Rubber 3 - Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Rubber 4 - Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Rubber 1 - Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti (ITA)
  • Rubber 5 - Russian and Czech doubles teams
  • Draw ceremony in Moscow
  • Czech team
  • Shamil Tarpischev (RUS) and Petr Pala (CZE)
  • Heart Award winner Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • The Fed Cup trophy
  • The Olympic Stadium in Moscow
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS) and Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • The Russian team
  • The Olympic Stadium in Moscow
  • Anastasia Myskina (RUS) and Larisa Savchenko
  • Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • The Olympic Stadium in Moscow
  • Captain Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
  • Shamil Tarpischev and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Olympic Stadium, Moscow
  • Olympic Stadium, Moscow
  • Olympic Stadium, Moscow
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova and Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Russian team
  • Press conference in Moscow
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Petr Pala (CZE)
  • Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
  • Czech team
  • Czech team
  • Tie Summary

    Russia and Czech Republic go head-to-head in this year’s Final after the two nations came through their semifinal ties in contrasting styles. The Russians cruised to a 5-0 victory over two-time defending champions Italy in Moscow, while the Czechs edged past Belgium 3-2 in a hard fought contest in Charleroi.

    Russia’s whitewash of Italy was made easier due to the absence of Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta. In contrast, the hosts welcomed back Vera Zvonareva alongside Svetlana Kuznetsova, and the two Russian stars made light work of their opposition, despite a spirited performance from Roberta Vinci.

    After a pair of singles wins for Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic was twice pegged back by Belgium, so the tie headed into a deciding doubles rubber. The familiar pairing of Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova successfully teamed up for the guests, defeating Yanina Wickmayer and Kirsten Flipkens in straight sets.

    Russia and Czech Republic have played each other four times and are locked at two wins apiece, but only one of these ties has been played since they became independent nations, when Russia won 2-1 in 2001. The Russians have lifted the Fed Cup trophy on four occasions during a dominant period in the mid-2000s. The Czechs were crowned champions five times between 1975 and 1988 under the flag of Czechoslovakia.
  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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