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World Group 1st Round

09 Feb - 10 Feb 2013, Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Hard, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Maria KIRILENKO
    • Date of birth: 25 Jan 1987
    • Singles ranking: 93
    • Doubles ranking: 321
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    • Elena VESNINA
    • Date of birth: 01 Aug 1986
    • Singles ranking: 49
    • Doubles ranking: 8
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  • Team captain Shamil TARPISCHEV
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    • Ayumi MORITA
    • Date of birth: 11 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking: 148
    • Doubles ranking: -
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    • Kimiko DATE-KRUMM
    • Date of birth: 28 Sep 1970
    • Singles ranking: 88
    • Doubles ranking: 73
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    • Misaki DOI
    • Date of birth: 29 Apr 1991
    • Singles ranking: 80
    • Doubles ranking: 93
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    • Kurumi NARA
    • Date of birth: 30 Dec 1991
    • Singles ranking: 40
    • Doubles ranking: 865=
  • Team captain Takeshi MURAKAMI

News from the tie

  • Honours even in Moscow
    Russia and Japan are level at one rubber apiece after the opening singles of their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie
  • Makarova marches Russia through
    Ekaterina Makarova thumped Kimiko Date-Krumm and then paired with Elena Vesnina to send Russia through to the semifinal at the expense of Japan

Photos

  • Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • The Russian team
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Japanese fans
  • Ayumi Morita and Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • Ayumi Morita and Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • Russian fans
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • Captain Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Ayumi Morita and captain Takeshi Murakami (JPN)
  • Captain Takeshi Murakami (JPN)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Team Japan celebrate
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) and Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Maria Kirilenko and Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • The Russian team
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS) and Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
  • The Russian team
  • The Japanese team
  • Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)
  • Rackets
  • The draw in Moscow
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) with Russian fans
  • Tie Summary

    Japan travel to Russia in the World Group first round for the first meeting between the two nations.

    Russia suffered defeat in last year’s semifinal when they played Serbia in Moscow. Svetlana Kuznetsova had levelled the tie at the end of the first days play but victories for Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic to open Sunday put the tie beyond the hosts reach.

    Japan won promotion back into the World Group having last been in the elite division back in 2007. Slovenia were the first victims for the Japanese before Belgium were dismissed with relative ease. Ayumi Morita extended her winning streak in the competition to 12, picking up three victories in the first tie and a further two in the latter.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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