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21 April 2012

Podcast: Czech title defence gathers pace

Audio interview


  • Adam Bates

Adam Bates wraps-up the action on day one of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals, with Czech Republic taking a commanding 2-0 lead over Italy in Ostrava and Russia-Serbia locked at 1-1 in Moscow. The World Group and World Group II play-offs also got under way on Saturday.

Podcast: 21/04/2012

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    • Serena Williams (USA)Johanna Larsson (SWE)
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