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08 February 2013

Belgium wary of Switzerland threat, insists Devries


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  • Lee Goodall

BERN, SWITZERLAND: Belgium's singles stars may be higher-ranked and enjoying a richer vein of form than their Swiss contempories, but Belgian Fed Cup captain Ann Devries said she won’t be taking anything for granted once play begins in their World Group II clash.

The visitors are looking to bounce back into the World Group after their two-year stay in the top tier came to an end last year. But Devries points out that though her side have the respective strengths of Yanina Wickmayer and Kirsten Flipkens to call on, Switzerland also have two good players ranked inside the top 100 and insists the hosts won't be a walkover on the indoor clay courts in Bern.

Listen to what the captains, and players, have to say here.

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) - 8/02/2013

Stefanie Voegele (SUI) - 8/02/2013

Romina Oprandi (SUI) - 8/02/2013

Belgium captain Ann Devries - 8/02/2013

Switzerland captain Heinz Guendhardt - 8/02/2013

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