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21 April 2012

Arantxa optimistic about final day

Audio interview


  • James Bryce/Eloise Horsfield

MARBELLA, SPAIN: Despite losing the opening rubber in Marbella, Spanish captain Arantxa Sanchez Vicario is buoyed by the success of Silvia Soler-Espinosa, who defeated world No. 20 Daniela Hantuchova for her first ever win over a Top 20 player and to level the tie against Slovak Republic at 1-1.

On Sunday, Soler-Espinosa will tackle the highest-ranked player this weekend, No. 17 Dominika Cibulkova, who is expecting a much more aggressive match against the Spaniard after sweeping past Lourdes Dominguez-Lino 63 60 in the opening rubber on Saturday.

Sanchez Vicario imparts her words of wisdom for Lourdes ahead of her match with Hantuchova in the second of the reverse singles, and is in agreement with Soler-Espinosa that the world No. 104 will come out a different player on Sunday.

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) - 21/04/2012

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) - 21/04/2012

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP) - 21/04/2012

  • More photos

    • Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP)Captain Aranxta Sanchez Vicario and Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
    • Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
    • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
    • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
    • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (ESP)
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

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