MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Vera Zvonareva was the driving force behind Russia's 5-0 whitewash victory over two-time defending champions Italy. The world No. 3 recorded comprehensive straight sets wins against Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. Russia now hosts Czech Republic in the Final, bidding to win a fifth Fed Cup title and a first since 2008.
The full results are listed below.
R1: Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 60 62
R2: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 67(4) 61
R3: Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 64 62
R4: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 76(5) 76(4)
R5: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. Alberta Brianti / Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 76(3) 61