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Heart Award

The Fed Cup Heart Award is an ITF initiative that was first presented at the Final in 2009.

It aims to recognise players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the team during Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

The ten players listed below have been nominated to receive the first four Fed Cup Heart Awards of 2015. Awards will be presented in four categories based on performances in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II first round ties, and the three Zone Group I events at the beginning of February.

The winners, who will be announced during the week of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals and play-off ties on 18-19 April, will each receive a cheque to be donated to their chosen charity.

Please select the players that you would like to win and cast your vote by pressing the button below. Voting closes on 3 April. 

World Group & World Group II


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Irina Begu (ROU)
Romania 3-2 Spain, Galati
With Romania trailing Spain 2-1, Begu defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa before partnering Monica Niculescu to victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues and Garbine Muguruza.

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Italy 2-3 France, Genoa
Brought into singles on the second day, Mladenovic defeated Sara Errani then partnered Caroline Garcia to a deciding doubles victory over Errani and Roberta Vinci to complete a memorable French comeback.

Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Germany 4-1 Australia, Stuttgart
Petkovic scored two dramatic three-set victories over Samantha Stosur and Jarmila Gajdosova to give Germany a 3-1 winning lead over Australia and a place in the semifinals.

Arantxa Rus (NED)
Netherlands 4-1 Slovakia, Apeldoorn
Ranked No. 230, Rus upset No. 50 Magdalena Rybarikova and No. 59 Anna Schmiedlova to help Netherlands defeat Slovakia.



Group I Americas
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Verónica Cepede Royg (PAR)
Cepede Royg won all seven singles and doubles rubbers as Paraguay qualified for the World Group II play-offs.

Marcela Zacarías (MEX)
Zacarias won all three singles rubbers as Mexico narrowly lost out to Paraguay for a place in the promotional play-offs.



Group I Asia/Oceania
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Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Nara led Japan’s qualification for the World Group II play-offs, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova in a dramatic singles rubber in the promotional play-off.

Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
At the age of 37, Tanasugarn won four of her five singles and doubles rubbers for Thailand, and has now played 57 ties for her country.



Group I Europe/Africa
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Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)
Buyukakcay won all three singles rubbers for Turkey, upsetting the higher-ranked Elina Svitolina and Heather Watson.

Ivana Jorovic (SRB)
Jorovic won all three singles rubbers on her debut as Serbia qualified for the World Group II play-offs.



Thank you for voting in the Heart Award. The winner(s) will be announced in due course.

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