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World Group Semifinal

20 Apr - 21 Apr 2013, Sports Center Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia, Clay, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Maria KIRILENKO
    • Date of birth: 25 Jan 1987
    • Singles ranking: 35
    • Doubles ranking: 453
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    • Elena VESNINA
    • Date of birth: 01 Aug 1986
    • Singles ranking: 33
    • Doubles ranking: 3
  • Team captain Shamil TARPISCHEV
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    • Jana CEPELOVA
    • Date of birth: 29 May 1993
    • Singles ranking: 52
    • Doubles ranking: 203
  • Team captain Matej LIPTAK

News from the tie

Photos

  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • The Russian team celebrates victory
  • Dominika Ciblukova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) dispute a call
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) and the Russian bench
  • The Russian bench
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Captain Matej Liptak (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Slovak Fed Cup team celebrate
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
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  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) and captain Matej Liptak
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) and captain Matej Liptak
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Dominika Cibulkova and Captain
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Russia v Slovak Republic
  • Sports Center Krylatskoye, Moscow
  • Team Slovak Republic
  • Russian Fed Cup team
  • Elena Vesnina (RUS), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) and Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS) and Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  • Martina Hingis, coach of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • Tie Summary

    Russia host Slovak Republic in this World Group semifinal clash. The teams have met twice before, with Russia winning 3-2 on both occasions, but the nations have not met since 2001. This is Russia's seventh consecutive semifinal appearance whereas the Slovak Republic are making their first semifinal appearance since 2002. They went on to win the competition that year.

    Russia booked their place in the semifinal following a tough match with Japan. Ayumi Morita won both of her singles rubbers to put Japan 2-1 up in the tie but Russia fought back through Ekaterina Makarova who won her reverse singles rubber and then teamed up with Elena Vesnina to win the doubles rubber and send Russia through.

    Slovak Republic are in the semifinal following a 3-2 victory over Serbia. Serbia were without their two best players and Daniela Hantuchova gave Slovak Republic the best start possible, beating Serbia's strongest player, Bojana Jovanovski, in the opening rubber. Slovakia suffered a blow in the second rubber when Dominika Cibulkova was forced to retire with an injury. Jana Cepelova replaced Cibulkova in the first reverse singles rubber, and won a marathon match against Jovanovski 11-9 in the final set. Hantuchova then defeated Vesna Dolonc to seal victory for Slovak Republic

  • All-time head to head

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