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World Group Play-off

16 Apr - 17 Apr 2011, Club de Tenis Lleida, Lleida, Spain, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Aravane REZAI
    • Date of birth:  14 Mar 1987
    • Singles ranking:  866
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Alize CORNET
    • Date of birth:  22 Jan 1990
    • Singles ranking:  19
    • Doubles ranking:  109
    • Virginie RAZZANO
    • Date of birth:  12 May 1983
    • Singles ranking:  165
    • Doubles ranking:  1049
    • Pauline PARMENTIER
    • Date of birth:  31 Jan 1986
    • Singles ranking:  81
    • Doubles ranking:  128
  • Team captain Nicolas ESCUDE

News from the tie

  • Honours even in Lleida
    Aravane Rezai cancelled out Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez's earlier win to leave the scores all-square between Spain and France in the World Group play-offs
  • Spain brings an end to France's proud run
    Lourdes Dominguez-Lino breaks French hearts with a 64 64 victory over Pauline Parmentier to end France's run in the top flight of Fed Cup

Photos

  • Nuria Llagostera Vives and Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
  • The Spanish team celebrates
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (ESP)
  • The Spanish team celebrates
  • Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (ESP)
  • Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (ESP)
  • Aravane Rezai (FRA)
  • Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) and captain Miguel Margets Lobato
  • Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
  • Aravane Rezai (FRA) and captain Nicolas Escude
  • Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
  • Aravane Rezai (FRA)
  • Aravane Rezai (FRA)
  • Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
  • Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
  • Virginie Razzano (FRA) and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
  • Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Virginie Razzano and captain Nicolas Escude (FRA)
  • Virginie Razzano and captain Nicolas Escude (FRA)
  • Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
  • Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
  • French fans
  • Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP and Aravane Rezai (FRA)
  • Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) and Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Spanish team
  • French team
  • Miguel Margets (ESP) and Nicolas Escude (FRA)
  • Draw ceremony
  • Tie Summary

    France travels to Spain looking to preserve its proud record of never having dropped out of the World Group.

    The French and Spanish are tied at 4-4 in previous match-ups, but the visitors have won the last three ties between the two nations. France is making its fourth consecutive appearance in the World Group play-offs after losing a thrilling tie against Russia in February’s first round clash in Moscow.

    Spain is bidding to reach the World Group after spending a year outside the top tier in 2010. The last time the Spanish defeated France was in 1996, when Conchita Martinez and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario led their team to a close-fought victory in a World Group semifinal in Bayonne.
  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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