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World Group II Play-off

21 Apr - 22 Apr 2012, Palais des Sports, Besancon, France, Hard, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Virginie RAZZANO
    • Date of birth: 12 May 1983
    • Singles ranking: 78
    • Doubles ranking: -
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  • Team captain Nicolas ESCUDE
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    • Polona HERCOG
    • Date of birth: 20 Jan 1991
    • Singles ranking: 67
    • Doubles ranking: 151
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    • Petra RAMPRE
    • Date of birth: 20 Jan 1980
    • Singles ranking: 203
    • Doubles ranking: -
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    • Nastja KOLAR
    • Date of birth: 15 Jul 1994
    • Singles ranking: 230
    • Doubles ranking: 499
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  • Team captain Maja MATEVZIC

News from the tie

  • France avoid the drop
    Pauline Parmentier fought back to overcome Petra Rampre 64 36 86 to ensure France will remain in World Group II for another year, while Slovenia return to Zone Group action
  • France take lead after Slovenia lose Hercog
    Wins for Virgine Razzano and Pauline Parmentier give France a 2-0 lead against Slovenia after day one in Besancon

Photos

  • Petra Rampre (SLO)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA) and Nicolas Escude (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Team France
  • Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA) and Nastja Kolar (SLO)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Nastja Kolar (SLO)
  • Nastja Kolar (SLO)
  • Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • Opening ceremony
  • Slovenian team
  • Virgine Razzano (FRA)
  • Virginie Razzano (FRA) receives treatment
  • Petra Rampre (SLO)
  • Petra Rampre (SLO)
  • Virginie Razzano and French team
  • Palais des Sports
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA) and Nastja Kolar (SLO)
  • Polona Hercog (SLO) and Virginie Razzano (FRA)
  • Polona Hercog (SLO) and Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Slovenian and French teams
  • Slovenian team
  • France team
  • Slovenian team
  • Captains Maja Matevzic (SWE) and Nicolas Escude (FRA)
  • The draw
  • Tie Summary

    France and Slovenia will meet for the first time when they play each other in the World Group II play-offs. France had been an ever-present force in the World Group until this season while their opponents only appeared at that level in 2003-2004. This will be a key test for both nations in determining where they fit in the Fed Cup landscape.

    France were handed a tough draw away to Slovak Republic in the first round of World Group II, facing two Top 20 ranked players. Virginie Razzano scored an upset on the first day against Dominika Cibulkova but Nicolas Escude rested her in favour of Alize Cornet in the fourth rubber, a move which backfired as the Slovak’s took an unassailable 3-1 lead rendering a doubles victory worthless.

    Slovenia also played in an away tie in the first round of World Group II, failing to win a rubber in the Bourbon Beans Dome against Japan. Polona Hercog and Nastja Kolar were not able to match the experience of Kimiko Date-Krumm and Ayumi Morita. Although the Slovenian’s won the first set in each of the first three rubbers they were unable to close out matches something they will need to correct in this tie.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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