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World Group II 1st Round

04 Feb - 05 Feb 2012, DCU Center, Worcester, MA, USA, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Serena WILLIAMS
    • Date of birth:  26 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking:  1
    • Doubles ranking:  131=
    • Christina MCHALE
    • Date of birth:  11 May 1992
    • Singles ranking:  55
    • Doubles ranking:  182
    • Venus WILLIAMS
    • Date of birth:  17 Jun 1980
    • Singles ranking:  19
    • Doubles ranking:  131=
    • Liezel HUBER
    • Date of birth:  21 Aug 1976
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  51
  • Team captain Mary Joe FERNANDEZ
    • Victoria AZARENKA
    • Date of birth:  31 Jul 1989
    • Singles ranking:  32
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Olga GOVORTSOVA
    • Date of birth:  23 Aug 1988
    • Singles ranking:  147
    • Doubles ranking:  136
    • Darya KUSTOVA
    • Date of birth:  29 May 1986
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Team captain Tatiana POUTCHEK

News from the tie

  • Serena seals USA success
    Serena Williams fought back from a set down to defeat Anastasia Yakimova and clinch USA's place in the World Group play-offs
  • USA wasting no time
    Christina McHale and Serena Williams have put USA 2-0 up against Belarus in Worcester, after the Eastern European nation was blighted by the withdrawal of Victoria Azarenka

Photos

  • Liezel Huber and Venus Williams (USA)
  • Liezel Huber and Venus Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Captain Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)
  • Serena WIlliams (USA)
  • Anastasia Yakimova (BLR)
  • Anastasia Yakimova (BLR)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Captain Mary Joe Fernández (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Serena Williams (USA)
  • Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)
  • Olga Govortsova (BLR)
  • Olga Govortsova (BLR) and Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)
  • Mary Joe Fernandez and Serena Williams (USA)
  • Anastasia Yakimova (BLR)
  • Anastasia Yakimova (BLR)
  • Venus Williams (USA)
  • US fan
  • Sloane Stephens, Christina McHale and Venus Williams (USA)
  • Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)
  • Christina McHale (USA)
  • Christina McHale and Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)
  • Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) and Christina McHale (USA)
  • American fans
  • Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
  • Venus Williams (USA) and Christina McHale (USA)
  • Team USA
  • USA v Belarus
  • Serena and Venus Williams (USA)
  • Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)
  • Darya Kustova (BLR) and Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
  • Americans Liezel Huber, Christina McHale and Mary-Joe Fernandez
  • Team Belarus
  • Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
  • Victoria Azarenka (BLR) and captain Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)
  • Tie Summary

    USA and Belarus are meeting for the first time in Fed Cup, therefore the host for this tie was decided by lot.

    USA, the most successful Fed Cup nation with 17 titles, are playing outside of the competition’s top division for the first time in their history after being relegated in 2011. The Americans lost to Belgium 4-1 and Germany 5-0. The previous two seasons they finished runners-up.

    Belarus are playing at this level of Fed Cup for just the second time with their previous appearance coming in 1999. The Belarusian team won five ties last year to gain promotion from the notoriously tough Europe/Africa Zone Group I.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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