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World Group Final

02 Nov - 03 Nov 2013, Tennis Club Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Sara ERRANI
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  13
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
    • Roberta VINCI
    • Date of birth:  18 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking:  49
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
    • Flavia PENNETTA
    • Date of birth:  25 Feb 1982
    • Singles ranking:  15
    • Doubles ranking:  13
    • Karin KNAPP
    • Date of birth:  28 Jun 1987
    • Singles ranking:  56
    • Doubles ranking:  109
  • Team captain Corrado BARAZZUTTI
    • Alexandra PANOVA
    • Date of birth:  02 Mar 1989
    • Singles ranking:  153
    • Doubles ranking:  52
    • Alisa KLEYBANOVA
    • Date of birth:  15 Jul 1989
    • Singles ranking:  146
    • Doubles ranking:  89
    • Irina KHROMACHEVA
    • Date of birth:  12 May 1995
    • Singles ranking:  237
    • Doubles ranking:  184
    • Margarita GASPARYAN
    • Date of birth:  01 Sep 1994
    • Singles ranking:  219
    • Doubles ranking:  102
  • Team captain Shamil TARPISCHEV

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Photos

  • Sara Errani celebrates Italy's Fed Cup title
  • Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani look at the Fed Cup trophy
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) with his grandson
  • The Russian team
  • Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Karin Knapp (ITA)
  • Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Karin Knapp (ITA)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Karin Knapp (ITA)
  • Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) and Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • 2013 Fed Cup champions Italy
  • 2013 Fed Cup champions Italy
  • 2013 Fed Cup champions Italy
  • 2013 Fed Cup champions Italy
  • The Italian bench celebrates
  • The Italian team
  • Sara Errani (ITA) and Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • The Italian team
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • The Italian team
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA), Alisa Kleybonava (RUS) and competition winner Linda van Gurp
  • Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)
  • Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)
  • The Italian team
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA) and Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • The Italian team
  • The stadium in Cagliari
  • The Italian team
  • The Italian team
  • The Italian team
  • The Italian team
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • The Italian team
  • Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)
  • Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA) and Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Shamil Tarpischev and Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Corrado Barazzutti and Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Tennis Club Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani and Karin Knapp (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA) Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Russian fans
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS) Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA) Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA) Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Russian fans
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS) Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA) Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA) Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Russian fans
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS) Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta and Karin Knapp (ITA)
  • Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) Shamil Tarpischev (RUS)
  • Italian crowd
  • Italian crowd
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA) receives treatment
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA) and Flavia Pennetta (ITA) support Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Captain Shamil Tarpischev (RUS) and Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA) and captain Corrado Barazzutti
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • The Italian team
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Russian fans
  • The 2013 Fed Cup Final
  • The crowd in Cagliari
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Russian fans
  • Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) with the Fed Cup Award of Excellence
  • Corrado Barazzutti and Diego Nargiso with their Davis Cup Commitment Awards
  • Diego Nargiso (ITA)
  • Italian fans
  • Alisa Kleybanova (RUS), Irina Khromacheva (RUS) and Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Captain Corrado Barazzutti (ITA), Karin Knapp (ITA) and Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Captain Shamil Tarpischev (RUS) and Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA) and captain Corrado Barazzutti
  • Karin Knapp and Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA), Roberta Vinci (ITA) and Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Soeren Friemel and Francesco Ricci Bitti
  • The Fed Cup trophy
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • The Italian team
  • The Fed Cup draw
  • The two teams at the 2013 Fed Cup Final
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA) and Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • Sara Errani (ITA) is presented with the Fed Cup Heart Award
  • The draw at the 2013 Fed Cup Final
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA) and captain Corrado Barazzutti
  • The Italian Fed Cup team
  • Karin Knapp (ITA) in practice
  • Sara Errani (ITA) signs autographs
  • Court preparations in Sardinia
  • Court preparations in Sardinia
  • Court preparations in Sardinia
  • The Tennis Club Cagliari
  • Tie Summary

    The 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final is a clash between two of the most dominant nations in the competition over the last decade as Italy plays host to Russia in a tie which is scheduled to take place on 2-3 November.

    The Italians are through to their fifth final in eight years after seeing off the challenge of defending champion Czech Republic in a rain-delayed semifinal in Palermo. Roberta Vinci answered her country's call to win both of her singles rubbers, eventually clinching victory on the Monday with a thrilling win over Lucie Safarova.

    In their last four appearances in the final, Italy has been crowned champion three times (2006, 2009-10), with their only loss coming against Russia in Moscow in 2007.

    Russia is through to a sixth final in 10 years but is looking to win its first Fed Cup title since 2008. The Eastern European tennis powerhouse dominated the competition between 2004 and 2008, winning four titles including that victory over Italy in 2007.

    The Russians created history in the World Group semifinal against Slovak Republic this year by becoming the first nation to come back from 0-2 down to win a semifinal since the inception of the World Group in 1995. Ekaterina Makarova proved her mettle to win the fourth and fifth rubbers for a second consecutive tie having also done so against Japan in the first round this year.

    Russia and Italy are currently fifth and sixth respectively on the honour roll for the number of Fed Cup titles won (both nations having won all of their titles since 2004) and should the Italians triumph on home soil they will level Russia on four titles.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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