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World Group Play-off

21 Apr - 22 Apr 2012, Superior Golf & Spa Resort, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Lesia TSURENKO
    • Date of birth:  30 May 1989
    • Singles ranking:  33
    • Doubles ranking:  355
    • Elina SVITOLINA
    • Date of birth:  12 Sep 1994
    • Singles ranking:  19
    • Doubles ranking:  160
    • Lyudmyla KICHENOK
    • Date of birth:  20 Jul 1992
    • Singles ranking:  336
    • Doubles ranking:  54
    • Nadiya KICHENOK
    • Date of birth:  20 Jul 1992
    • Singles ranking:  316
    • Doubles ranking:  59
  • Captain Igor DERNOVSKYI
    • Serena WILLIAMS
    • Date of birth:  26 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking:  1
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Christina MCHALE
    • Date of birth:  11 May 1992
    • Singles ranking:  63
    • Doubles ranking:  260
    • Sloane STEPHENS
    • Date of birth:  20 Mar 1993
    • Singles ranking:  30
    • Doubles ranking:  388
    • Liezel HUBER
    • Date of birth:  21 Aug 1976
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Captain Mary Joe FERNANDEZ

News from the tie


  • USA team
  • Sloane Stephens and Liezel Huber (USA)
  • Lyudmyla and Nadiya Kichenok (UKR)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Elena Svitolina (UKR)
  • USA team
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
  • Captain Igor Dernoskyi and Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
  • Captain Heinz Guenthardt and Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
  • Olga Govortsova (BLR)
  • Stefanie Voegele and Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • The stands in Kharkiv
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
  • Christina McHale (USA)
  • Christina McHale and Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)
  • USA team
  • US Fed Cup team
  • Ukrainian Fed Cup team
  • Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) and Serena Williams (USA)
  • The Ukraine v USA draw in Kharkiv
  • Ukraine v USA
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR) v Serena Williams (USA)
  • The Ukraine v USA draw
  • Nadiya and Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) v Liezel Huber and Sloane Stephens (USA)
  • Captains Igor Dernovskyi (UKR) and Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)
  • Tie Summary

    This will be the first ever meeting between Ukraine and USA. Both nations are making a habit of featuring in the World Group play-offs as the USA attempt to bounce straight back into the top tier. Ukraine meanwhile are playing in the round for the sixth consecutive year having won three and lost two in previous years.

    Ukraine might consider themselves unlucky to be back in the play-offs on this occasion having played a spirited tie against Italy in Biella. Lesia Tsurenko won both her singles matches to put her side level going into the doubles but partnering Olga Savchuk could not get over the finish line leaving Ukraine still looking for a first World Group win.

    Having been relegated in 2011 for the first time USA, with both Williams sisters back in the team, stormed past Belarus 5-0 in their World Group II tie. The American team are the most successful in Fed Cup history having won the title 17 times but it has now been over a decade since their last taste of glory.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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