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World Group Play-off

21 Apr - 22 Apr 2012, Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany, Clay, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Andrea PETKOVIC
    • Date of birth:  09 Sep 1987
    • Singles ranking:  13
    • Doubles ranking:  50
    • Angelique KERBER
    • Date of birth:  18 Jan 1988
    • Singles ranking:  9
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Julia GOERGES
    • Date of birth:  02 Nov 1988
    • Singles ranking:  75
    • Doubles ranking:  40
  • Team captain Barbara RITTNER
    • Samantha STOSUR
    • Date of birth:  30 Mar 1984
    • Singles ranking:  22
    • Doubles ranking:  67
    • Jarmila GAJDOSOVA
    • Date of birth:  26 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  72
    • Doubles ranking:  41
    • Casey DELLACQUA
    • Date of birth:  11 Feb 1985
    • Singles ranking:  29
    • Doubles ranking:  31
    • Olivia ROGOWSKA
    • Date of birth:  07 Jun 1991
    • Singles ranking:  128
    • Doubles ranking:  96
  • Team captain David TAYLOR

News from the tie

Photos

  • Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • Australian team celebrating
  • Australian team celebrating
  • Olivia Rogowska (AUS)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • The German team
  • Sam Stosur (AUS) hugs Olivia Rogowska (AUS)
  • Sam Stosur (AUS)
  • Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • German fans
  • Captain David Taylor and Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Sam Stosur (AUS)
  • Sam Stosur (AUS) and Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Sam Stosur (AUS) and Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Nicole Pratt (AUS) and Sam Stosur (AUS)
  • Andrea Petkovic (GER) and Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Julia Goerges (GER) and captain Barbara Rittner
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Team Germany
  • Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • The Australian team
  • The German team
  • Angelique Kerber and Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • German captain Barbara Rittner and Australia captain David Taylor
  • Olivia Rogowska and Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
  • Sam Stosur (AUS) in a pater noster lift
  • Sam Stosur (AUS)
  • Australian Fed Cup team
  • German team in training
  • Tie Summary

    This tie will see the renewal of a rivalry that dates back to the 1970s and 1980s when the nations would meet in the World Group on a regular basis. Australia had an upper-hand in the head to head in the early years but more recently it has become a less easy tie to predict. Germany won the most recent 2001 contest without losing a rubber to pull one back in the overall record which now stands at 7-4 in Australia’s favour.

    German tennis has seen a renaissance in recent times and now boasts four players in Top 25 and a visibly close team led by Barbara Rittner. Their march through the Fed Cup ranks was halted by Czech Republic in the World Group first round when Petra Kvitova acted as the difference maker for the visiting side.

    Australia will be looking to make a swift return to the World Group having been relegated last season in what was their first appearance in the division for seven years. Samantha Stosur led Australia with two singles win World Group II first round competition against Switzerland away in what turned out to be a comfortable 4-1 victory.

  • All-time head to head

    5 Total 8
    All-time head to head record

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