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World Group 1st Round

04 Feb - 05 Feb 2012, Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Maria SHARAPOVA
    • Date of birth:  19 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  4
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Nadia PETROVA
    • Date of birth:  08 Jun 1982
    • Singles ranking:  387
    • Doubles ranking:  67
    • Ekaterina MAKAROVA
    • Date of birth:  07 Jun 1988
    • Singles ranking:  14
    • Doubles ranking:  6
  • Team captain Shamil TARPISCHEV
  • Team captain Arantxa SANCHEZ VICARIO

News from the tie

Photos

  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP)
  • Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) and Arantxa Parra-Santonja (ESP)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Russian fans
  • Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinola (ESP)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinola (ESP)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinola (ESP)
  • Captain Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • The Spanish bench
  • Nadia Petrova (RUS)
  • Nadia Petrova (RUS)
  • Captain Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario and Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Captain Shamil Tarpishev and Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Captains Shamil Tarpischev (RUS) and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Russian fans
  • The draw at Moscow's GUM Department Store
  • Russia v Spain
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Spain's Fed Cup team
  • Autograph signing
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Russia's Fed Cup team
  • Russian fun in Red Square
  • Russia's Fed Cup team in Red Square
  • Russia's Fed Cup team in Red Square
  • Russia's Fed Cup team
  • Autograph signing
  • Autograph signing
  • Nadia Petrova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)
  • SSvetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) and Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) and Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • The draw in Moscow
  • Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)
  • Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) and Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • Tie Summary

    These two nations are meeting for the seventh time with Russia holding a 5-1 lead in their head-to-head series. The Russians have won the last two fixtures, in 2007 and 2008, but before that their three previous wins came when they played under the combined Soviet Union flag. Spain’s lone victory was in 1989.

    Russia have been one of the dominant Fed Cup forces in recent years having won the title four times since 2004. Last season, Shamil Tarpischev’s team finished runner-up after eventually falling to Czech Republic in the Final, but they will be among the favourites to go all the way this time around. The Russian captain currently has ten players ranked within the Top 100 at his disposal.

    If Russia were the leading Fed Cup side in the 2000s, then Spain were most certainly the same in the 1990s, when Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Conchita Martinez led the team to five titles. Spain, having just spent two years in World Group II, were promoted back to Fed Cup’s top division in 2011 with wins over Estonia and France.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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