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World Group 1st Round

04 Feb - 05 Feb 2012, Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Sabine LISICKI
    • Date of birth:  22 Sep 1989
    • Singles ranking:  28
    • Doubles ranking:  61
    • Julia GOERGES
    • Date of birth:  02 Nov 1988
    • Singles ranking:  94
    • Doubles ranking:  35
    • Angelique KERBER
    • Date of birth:  18 Jan 1988
    • Singles ranking:  7
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Team captain Barbara RITTNER
    • Petra KVITOVA
    • Date of birth:  08 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking:  4
    • Doubles ranking:  248
    • Iveta BENESOVA
    • Date of birth:  01 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Lucie HRADECKA
    • Date of birth:  21 May 1985
    • Singles ranking:  185
    • Doubles ranking:  12
  • Team captain Petr PALA

News from the tie

  • Defending champions roll into semifinals
    Petra Kvitova sealed Czech Republic's place in the World Group semifinals with a three-set win over Sabine Lisicki in Stuttgart
  • As expected Czech Republic were extremely hard pressed as they began the defence of their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas title away from home

Photos

  • Team Germany
  • Team talk for Germany in the 2011 first round
  • Doubles in Stuttgart
  • Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Barbara Rittner (GER) and Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Lisicki and teammates
  • Sabine Lisicki (SUI)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • The Czech team celebrates
  • German team
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Captain Petr Pala and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Porsche Arena, Stuttgart
  • Sabine Lisicki (GER)
  • Sabine Lisicki (GER)
  • Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • Captain Petr Pala and Iveta Benesova (CZE)
  • Iveta Benesova (CZE)
  • Iveta Benesova (CZE)
  • Captain Barbara Rittner (GER)
  • Captain Petr Pala (CZE)
  • Sabine Lisicki (GER) and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • German Fed Cup team
  • Czech Fed Cup team
  • Julia Goerges (GER) and Iveta Benesova (CZE)
  • Julia Goerges and Sabine Lisicki (GER)
  • German team
  • Czech Republic team
  • The Czech team
  • The German team
  • Tie Summary

    Germany and Czech Republic are facing each for the seventh time. The Czechs won their most recent meeting in 2010, which extended their overall head-to-head advantage over the Germans to 5-1. However, four of their six ties took place when the two nations played under the former flags of West Germany and Czechoslovakia.

    Germany are two-time Fed Cup winners, in 1987 and 1992, with Steffi Graf spearheading the team on both occasions. Last season, Germany gained promotion back to the World Group after a one-year absence, following wins against Slovenia and USA. They have selected the same venue for this tie – the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart – as the one that was used to host the Americans.

    Czech Republic enter this tie as the reigning Fed Cup champions. Their sixth title-winning campaign saw them triumph over Slovak Republic, Belgium and Russia. Their previous five successes were achieved between 1975 and 1988. This is Czech Republic’s fifth straight away tie.

  • All-time head to head

    1 Total 6
    All-time head to head record

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