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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 four players listed below have been nominated to receive the last Fed Cup Heart Award of 2014. The award will be presented during the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Czech Republic and Germany in Prague on 8-9 November.  

The winner will receive a cheque of $10,000 to be donated to their chosen charity.

Please select the player that you would like to win and cast your vote by pressing the button below. Voting closes on 31 October. 

Please select a player from this group

Angelique Kerber (GER)
Australia 1-3 Germany, Brisbane
Kerber proved to be the driving force behind Germany’s run to their first Fed Cup Final since 1992 with two singles wins in the semifinals. The German No. 1 dropped just one game in her 61 60 demolition of Casey Dellacqua to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at the end of the opening day. On Sunday, Kerber showed her strength when she came from a set down against Sam Stosur to record a 46 60 64 victory and book her country’s place in the final.

Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Czech Rep. 4-0 Italy, Ostrava
The Czech No. 1 avenged a loss to Roberta Vinci at the same stage of the competition last year with a perfect performance in Ostrava. With a 1-0 lead in place before stepping onto court, Kvitova produced four sets of brilliance over two days to defeat Camila Giorgi 64 62 and Vinci 63 75 to help her country earn a 3-0 win which sent the Czechs into their third Fed Cup Final in four years.

Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Australia 1-3 Germany, Brisbane
Petkovic got her nation off to the best possible start in Brisbane with a 61 76(7) shock victory over 2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur. The upset, which gave Germany a 1-0 lead, proved to be the catalyst for success as No.1 Angelique Kerber took advantage and won both her matches to give Germany an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Czech Republic 4-0 Italy, Ostrava
Safarova had the unenviable task of defeating defending champion Italy’s No.1 player, Sara Errani, on the opening day. She rose to the challenge in front of the home crowd in Ostrava, defeating the 2012 Roland Garros finalist 64 61 on the indoor hard courts. This victory handed her side a crucial first point in the battle between the top two ranked nations and winners of the previous five Fed Cup titles.



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