HOBART, AUSTRALIA: The Australian and Italian teams talk to Craig Gabriel after the opening day's play at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie in Hobart.
Jarmilia Groth defeated reigning Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone 67(4) 63 63 to give the hosts the early lead, but Flavia Pennetta levelled proceedings with a hard fought 76(5) 67(5) 64 victory over world No. 5 Samantha Stosur.
Captain David Taylor (AUS) - 05/02/2011
Captain Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) - 05/02/2011
Samantha Stosur (AUS) - 05/02/2011
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) - 05/02/2011
Jarmila Groth (AUS) - 05/02/2011
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) - 05/02/2011