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World Group Play-off

20 Apr - 21 Apr 2013, Tennis Club Chiasso, Chiasso, Switzerland, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Romina OPRANDI
    • Date of birth:  29 Mar 1986
    • Singles ranking:  157
    • Doubles ranking:  172
    • Stefanie VOEGELE
    • Date of birth:  10 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking:  66
    • Doubles ranking:  109
    • Timea BACSINSZKY
    • Date of birth:  08 Jun 1989
    • Singles ranking:  78
    • Doubles ranking:  212
    • Amra SADIKOVIC
    • Date of birth:  06 May 1989
    • Singles ranking:  345
    • Doubles ranking:  467
  • Team captain Heinz GUENTHARDT
    • Samantha STOSUR
    • Date of birth:  30 Mar 1984
    • Singles ranking:  21
    • Doubles ranking:  38
    • Casey DELLACQUA
    • Date of birth:  11 Feb 1985
    • Singles ranking:  32
    • Doubles ranking:  17
    • Ashleigh BARTY
    • Date of birth:  24 Apr 1996
    • Singles ranking:  186
    • Doubles ranking:  20
    • Jarmila GAJDOSOVA
    • Date of birth:  26 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  102
    • Doubles ranking:  52
  • Team captain Alicia MOLIK

News from the tie

Photos

  • Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
  • Sam Stosur (AUS)
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • Sam Stosur and Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
  • Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • Alicia Molik and Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Alicia Molik and Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Alicia Molik (AUS)
  • Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Rain delay
  • ITF referee Mihaela Testiban
  • Rain delay
  • Rain delay
  • Stefanie Voegele (SUI) and Sam Stosur (AUS)
  • The Swiss and Australian singles players
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI) and Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • The draw in Chiasso-Seseglio
  • The Swiss and Australian doubles teams
  • The Australian Fed Cup team
  • Tie Summary

    Australia and Switzerland will meet for the second year running as they face off in the World Group play-offs in Australia. These two have met on six previous occasions, including in the World Group II first round last year, with Australia winning five times. The hosts' only defeat came on the clay of Zurich in 1983.

    Seven-time champions Australia will look to avoid slipping back into World Group II after working so hard to reach the top tier with wins over Switzerland and Germany last year. New captain Alicia Molik saw her team convincingly beaten by Czech Republic in the World Group first round as Sam Stosur fell to both Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova, with Jarmila Gajdosova also falling to the Czech No. 1.

    Switzerland stunned Belgium 4-1 in Bern in the World Group II first round as Romina Oprandi stole the limelight on her Fed Cup debut, scoring two singles wins to overturn a 1-0 deficit before Stefanie Voegele clinched a memorable triumph for the hosts.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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