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27 October 2009

Italy could become new No. 1


Italy could reach top spot in the ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking for the first time in the country’s history.

If Italy triumphs over USA in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, being held in Reggio Calabria on 7-8 November, it will over take Russia, the reigning champion and current No. 1.

Italy defeated Russia 4-1 in April’s semifinals, a victory that was inspired by Francesca Schiavone’s superb three sets win over Svetlana Kuznetsova, who clinched the title at Roland Garros just a few weeks later.

On the other hand, if USA is victorious - which would be its 18th title - it will leapfrog Italy into second place, with Russia remaining top.

The ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking was launched in 2002. A new list is published after each World Group round, taking into account results from the previous four years.

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