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World Group Play-off

20 Apr - 21 Apr 2013, Real Club de Polo, Barcelona, Spain, Clay, Outdoor

Team Nominations

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    • Ayumi MORITA
    • Date of birth: 11 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking: 149
    • Doubles ranking: -
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    • Misaki DOI
    • Date of birth: 29 Apr 1991
    • Singles ranking: 91
    • Doubles ranking: 96
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    • Kurumi NARA
    • Date of birth: 30 Dec 1991
    • Singles ranking: 32
    • Doubles ranking: 284
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    • Shuko AOYAMA
    • Date of birth: 19 Dec 1987
    • Singles ranking: 275
    • Doubles ranking: 52
  • Team captain Takeshi MURAKAMI

News from the tie

  • Spain takes a commanding lead over Japan
    Silvia Soler-Espinosa gives Spain a 2-0 lead with a 62 63 victory over Japan's No. 1 Ayumi Morita in Barcelona
  • Spain wins World Group place
    World No. 23 Carla Suarez Navarro gave Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead against Japan to send the five-time Fed Cup by BNP Paribas champions back into the World Group

Photos

  • Captain Conchita Martinez (ESP)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Aymui Morita (JPN)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Real Club de Polo
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Ayumi Morita (JPN)
  • Ayuma Morita (JPN)
  • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • Janapese fans
  • Spanish fans
  • Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • Opening Ceremony at the Real Club de Polo
  • The Spanish team
  • Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP), Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP), Ayumi Morita (JPN) and Shuko Aoyama (JPN)
  • The draw at the Real Club de Polo
  • The draw at the Real Club de Polo
  • The draw at the Real Club de Polo
  • Captains Conchita Martinez (ESP) and Takeshi Murakami (JPN)
  • The Japanese team
  • Tie Summary

    Spain will play host to Japan in this World Group play-off. Spain are looking to be promoted following their World Group II victory over Ukraine whereas Japan are trying to stave off relegation following their World Group first round defeat at the hands of Russia. This will be the second meeting between these two nations, with Spain winning the first 3-0.

    Spain reached this play-off after a comfortable 3-1 victory over Ukraine in the World Group II first round. The headlines surrounded Spain's young debutante Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor who won the crucial third point for Spain with an impressive 64 62 victory over Yuliya Beygelzimer. That was after Spain's top two players both won their singles on day one. Ukraine won the dead doubles rubber to earn a point.

    Japan are facing relegation after they lost 3-2 to Russia in the World Group first round. Ayumi Morita was Japan's star of the weekend, winning both of her singles rubbers. Unfortunately, it proved to not be enough as Russia went on to claim the deciding doubles rubber and condemn Japan to a World Group play-off.

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