World Group II 1st Round

09 Feb - 10 Feb 2013, Sporthalle Wankdorf, Bern, Clay, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Romina OPRANDI
    • Date of birth:  29 Mar 1986
    • Singles ranking:  123
    • Doubles ranking:  1096
    • Stefanie VOEGELE
    • Date of birth:  10 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking:  120
    • Doubles ranking:  369
    • Timea BACSINSZKY
    • Date of birth:  08 Jun 1989
    • Singles ranking:  12
    • Doubles ranking:  146
    • Amra SADIKOVIC
    • Date of birth:  06 May 1989
    • Singles ranking:  223
    • Doubles ranking:  554
  • Captain Heinz GUENTHARDT
    • Yanina WICKMAYER
    • Date of birth:  20 Oct 1989
    • Singles ranking:  49
    • Doubles ranking:  910=
    • Kirsten FLIPKENS
    • Date of birth:  10 Jan 1986
    • Singles ranking:  85
    • Doubles ranking:  175
    • Alison VAN UYTVANCK
    • Date of birth:  26 Mar 1994
    • Singles ranking:  43
    • Doubles ranking:  106
    • Ysaline BONAVENTURE
    • Date of birth:  29 Aug 1994
    • Singles ranking:  163
    • Doubles ranking:  64
  • Captain Ann DEVRIES

News from the tie


  • Timea Bacsinszky and Amra Sadikovic (SUI)
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
  • The Swiss team
  • The Swiss team
  • Romina Oprandi and captain Heinz Guenthardt (SUI)
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • The Swiss team cheering
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI) and her captain Heinz Guenthardt
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Stefanie Voegele (SUI) is consoled after her match with Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
  • Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
  • The pre-match handshake
  • The Swiss team
  • Romina Oprandi (SUI)
  • The draw in Bern
  • The Belgian team
  • The Swiss and Belgian teams
  • Tie Summary

    Switzerland and Belgium have met on four previous occasions in Fed Cup competition with the former having won three of them. However, they have not met since 1989 and have also never met in a best-of-5 rubber format.

    The Swiss maintained their position in World Group II last year with victory over Belarus in Yverdon-les-Bains thanks to two victories from Stefanie Voegele and another from Timea Bacsinszky. They had previously suffered a 4-1 defeat at home against Australia that had forced them into the World Group II play-offs to fight to extend their stay in the division beyond one year.

    Belgium had their two year stay in the World Group ended last season with losses against Serbia and Japan. Two victories from Yanina Wickmayer against Serbia had put Belgium on the brink of progressing once more to the semifinals but partnering Alison van Uytvanck in the doubles fell agonisingly short. Missing many of their top players they were then comprehensively beaten by Japan in the play-off.

  • All-time head to head

    4 Total 1
    All-time head to head record

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