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World Group II 1st Round

09 Feb - 10 Feb 2013, Palais des Sports Beaublanc, Limoges, France, Clay, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Alize CORNET
    • Date of birth:  22 Jan 1990
    • Singles ranking:  19
    • Doubles ranking:  110
    • Virginie RAZZANO
    • Date of birth:  12 May 1983
    • Singles ranking:  168
    • Doubles ranking:  1065
    • Pauline PARMENTIER
    • Date of birth:  31 Jan 1986
    • Singles ranking:  82
    • Doubles ranking:  128
  • Team captain Amelie MAURESMO
    • Julia GOERGES
    • Date of birth:  02 Nov 1988
    • Singles ranking:  76
    • Doubles ranking:  40
    • Sabine LISICKI
    • Date of birth:  22 Sep 1989
    • Singles ranking:  26
    • Doubles ranking:  72
    • Annika BECK
    • Date of birth:  16 Feb 1994
    • Singles ranking:  53
    • Doubles ranking:  121
  • Team captain Barbara RITTNER

News from the tie

Photos

  • Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • The French Team
  • Alize Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • Annika Beck and Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
  • Annika Beck and Anne-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
  • Alize Cornet and Kristine Mladenovic (FRA)
  • The two teams talk tacics during a change of ends
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • French captain Amelie Mauresmo
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • The German team celebrating
  • The German team celebrate
  • Julia Goerges (GER) is hugged by her teammates
  • The German team celebrate
  • Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • Captain Amelie Mauresmo and Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • Julia Goerges (GER)
  • French Fans
  • Palais des Sports Beaublanc FRA
  • Sabine Lisicki (GER)
  • Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • French team
  • Julia Goerges (GER) and Sabine Lisicki (GER)
  • Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
  • Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) and Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • German team
  • German team
  • German and French teams
  • Julia Goerges, Sabine Lisicki, Annika Beck, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Barbara Rittner
  • Amelie Mauresmo, Virginie Razzano, Kristina Mladenovic, Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
  • Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), Virginie Razzano (FRA), Kristina Mladenovic (FRA), Pauline Parmentier (FRA), Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • Kristina Mladenovic (FRA), Pauline Parmentier (FRA), Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • Tie Summary

    France and Germany have met regularly in Fed Cup since they first played each other in the inaugural competition back in 1963. France have had the better of the rivalry in recent times having won both meetings this century including a World Group play-off tie in 2010 in which they came from 2-1 behind to snatch victory.

    France had to fight to stave off a second straight relegation in Fed Cup having never previously dropped below the World Group after they lost their first round match against Slovak Republic. Hosting Slovenia in the play-offs proved a much easier task for the French, however, and victories in singles for Virginie Razzano and Pauline Partmentier sent them on their way to a 5-0 whitewash.

    Germany were relegated from the World Group in 2012 having been dealt a tough draw facing Czech Republic in the first round and Australia in the play-offs. Petra Kvitova showed her class on indoor courts in the former tie while fellow Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur was Germany’s foil in the latter.

  • All-time head to head

    4 Total 3
    All-time head to head record

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