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20 April 2012

Germans ready to roll on home soil

Audio interview


  • Tracy Moran

STUTTGART, GERMANY: Both teams in this Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off are looking forward to what should be a thrilling encounter at the Porsche-Arena.

Barbara Rittner, the German captain, explains her decision behind leaving Andrea Petkovic out of the singles and reveals how her team feel at home on the clay in Stuttgart.

Her opposite number, David Taylor of Australia, thinks his team go into the weekend's tie as underdogs but he maintains ther are still confident of breaking back into the World Group for the first time in two years.


Julia Goerges (GER) - 20/04/2012

Angelique Kerber (GER) - 20/04/2012

Andrea Petkovic (GER) - 20/04/2012

Captain Barbara Rittner (GER)

Sam Stosur (AUS) - 20/04/2012

Captain David Taylor (AUS) - 20/04/2012

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