Fed Cup Final starts in



03 February 2012

From player to captain

Audio interview


  • Richard van Poortvliet

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario's experience playing 58 Fed Cup ties will be key to Spain's performance this weekend, and she shares her thoughts on how her playing years will benefit her new role as captain with Richard van Poortvliet.

Another Spanish member making her debut is Silvia Soler-Espinosa, who has come in as a late replacement for Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and faces none other than Maria Sharapova in the opening match. Soler says it's good to be the underdog as she keeps her nerves in check, while for Sharapova, despite making the final at the Australian Open last week, this is a "new adventure and new experience" for the world No. 3.

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - 03/02/12

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) - 03/02/12

Maria Sharapova (RUS) - 03/02/12

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) - 03/02/12

Captain Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) - 03/02/12


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