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03 February 2012

Italy confident ahead of Ukraine clash

Audio interview


  • Daniella Matar

BIELLA, ITALY: Although Italy have defeated Ukraine in all three of their previous meetings, captain Corrado Barazzutti and No. 1 player Francesca Schiavone refuse to get complacent ahead of this weekend's home tie.

The overwhelming favourites discuss what they need to do to overcome Ukraine and progress to the semifinals for the sixth time in seven years. Barazzutti also reveals why he chose Sara Errani over Fed Cup stalwart Flavia Pennetta.


Captain Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) - 03/02/2012

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) - 03/02/2012

  • More photos

    • Captain Corrado Barazzutti and Francesca Schiavone (ITA)Francesca Schiavone (ITA) and Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
    • The drawSara Errani (ITA) and Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
    • Italian teamFrancesca Schiavone (ITA) and Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
    • Ukraine team

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