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World Group II 1st Round

07 Feb - 08 Feb 2015, Danube Arena, Galati, Romania, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Simona HALEP
    • Date of birth:  27 Sep 1991
    • Singles ranking:  3
    • Doubles ranking:  302
    • Irina-Camelia BEGU
    • Date of birth:  26 Aug 1990
    • Singles ranking:  30
    • Doubles ranking:  54
    • Monica NICULESCU
    • Date of birth:  25 Sep 1987
    • Singles ranking:  67
    • Doubles ranking:  49
    • Alexandra DULGHERU
    • Date of birth:  30 May 1989
    • Singles ranking:  51
    • Doubles ranking:  678
  • Captain Alina CERCEL-TECSOR

News from the tie

Photos

  • Monica Niculescu (ROU)
  • Anabel Medina-Garrigues (ESP)
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Monica Niculescu (ROU)
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Team Romania celebrate victory
  • Team Romania celebrate victory
  • Monica Niculescu and Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Monica Niculescu and Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu (ROU)
  • Garbine Muguruza and Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Romanian captain Alina Cercel-Tecsor and Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Garbine Muguruza (ESP) wins
  • Spanish captain Conchita Martinez
  • Simona Halep (ROU)
  • Simona Halep (ROU)
  • Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • Simona Halep (ROU)
  • Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • Fans in Galati
  • The opening ceremony in Galati
  • The stadium in Galati
  • President Klaus Iohannis meets the players
  • Romanian fans
  • Romanian fans
  • Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • The Spanish bench
  • Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
  • Simona Halep (ROU)
  • Simona Halep (ROU)
  • Simona Halep (ROU)
  • Simona Halep (ROU) and Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • The Romanian team
  • Simona Halep (ROU)
  • Simona Halep (ROU) at the draw in Galati
  • The draw in Galati
  • Tennis balls at the draw in Galati
  • Tie Summary

    A win in the decisive doubles rubber saw Romania edge past Spain and into the World Group play-offs.

    Romania have now won 6 consecutive Fed Cup ties and the first round started as expected when Simona Halep eased past Silvia Soler-Espinosa 62 61 in the opening rubber.

    Garbine Muguruza, making her Fed Cup debut, levelled the tie with a 63 62 win over Irina-Camelia Begu. Muguruza then caused a shock when she defeated Halep in the third singles rubber 64 63 to put Spain 2-1 ahead.

    Begu made it 2-2 with a 62 64 win over Soler-Espinosa and force the deciding doubles. Begu teamed up with Monica Niculescu to defeat Muguruza and Anabel Medina Garrigues 57 63 62.

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