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World Group 1st Round

09 Feb - 10 Feb 2013, 105 Stadium, Rimini, Italy, Clay, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Sara ERRANI
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  14
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
    • Roberta VINCI
    • Date of birth:  18 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking:  47
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
    • Karin KNAPP
    • Date of birth:  28 Jun 1987
    • Singles ranking:  54
    • Doubles ranking:  108
    • Nastassja BURNETT
    • Date of birth:  20 Feb 1992
    • Singles ranking:  238
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Team captain Corrado BARAZZUTTI
    • Varvara LEPCHENKO
    • Date of birth:  21 May 1986
    • Singles ranking:  35
    • Doubles ranking:  149
    • Jamie HAMPTON
    • Date of birth:  08 Jan 1990
    • Singles ranking:  327
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Melanie OUDIN
    • Date of birth:  23 Sep 1991
    • Singles ranking:  159
    • Doubles ranking:  221
    • Liezel HUBER
    • Date of birth:  21 Aug 1976
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  51
  • Team captain Mary Joe FERNANDEZ

News from the tie

Photos

  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Liezel Huber and Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
  • Sara Errani and Roberto Vinci (ITA)
  • Sara Errani and Roberto Vinci (ITA)
  • Sara Errani and captain Corrado Barazzutti (ITA)
  • Sara Errani and Roberto Vinci (ITA) and coach Pablo Lozano's son
  • Jamie Hampton (USA) and Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Jamie Hampton (USA)
  • Jamie Hampton (USA) and Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Stadium, Rimini, Italy
  • Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
  • Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
  • Varvara Lepchenko celebrates with the US team
  • Varvara Lepchenko (USA) and Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Italian captain Corrado Barazzutti and Roberta Vinci
  • Italian fans
  • Jamie Hampton (USA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Eranni (ITA) and Hampton (USA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • The USA team at the official dinner
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • ITF's Juan Margets, FIT's Nicola Pietrangeli and USTA's David Haggerty
  • USA' Varvara Lepchenko gave a rookie speech at the official dinner
  • The Italian team at the official dinner
  • Italy's Nastassja Burnett gave a rookie speech at the official dinner
  • Team USA
  • Sara Errani (ITA) and Jamie Hampton (USA)
  • Draw Ceremony
  • Varavara Lepchenko (USA) and Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Draw Ceremony
  • Tie Summary

    The rivalry between Italy and USA stretches all the way back to the very first edition of Fed Cup competition in 1963 when USA stormed to a 3-0 victory. They went on to win all of the first nine meetings between the two nations but Italy have had the better of it more recently beating the Americans in the Final two years running in 2009 and 2010.

    Italy lost the top ranking spot in Fed Cup when they were defeated 4-1 in last year’s semifinal against Czech Republic in Ostrava. It was the second consecutive year that they were defeated at the semifinal stage.

    With the return of the Williams sisters to Fed Cup action in 2012 the USA had a perfect season gaining promotion back to the World Group with back-to-back whitewashes against Belarus and Ukraine. Christina McHale also put an end to her run without a victory in the competition notching four straight singles rubbers.

  • All-time head to head

    4 Total 9
    All-time head to head record

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