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19 April 2013

Podcast: Stunning weekend in store


This weekend's Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals and play-offs feature some of the top tennis players in the world and there is plenty to keep even the most neutral of fans entertained.

Chris Bowers previews what is sure to be a thrilling weekend for women's tennis, starting with two semifinals that could go either way.

Serena Williams, Sam Stosur, Angelique Kerber and Ana Ivanovic are just some of the names in action in the World Group play-offs and the talent doesn't stop there.

In the World Group II play-offs Agnieszka Radwanska will be hoping to lead her team back into the top flight and France are looking to Marion Bartoli to provide the spark on her long-awaited return to the fold.

You can follow all of the action live on FedCup.com.

Podcast - 19/04/2013

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    • Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) and Marion Bartoli (FRA)Marion Bartoli (FRA)
    • Caroline Garcia (FRA)Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) and Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
    • Paula Ormaechea and Maria Irigoyen (ARG)Laura Robson (GBR)
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    • Elina Svitolina (UKR) and Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)The Australian Fed Cup team
    • Kirsten Flipkens and Ann Devries (BEL) Captains Conchita Martinez (ESP) and Takeshi Murakami (JPN)
    • Petra Kvitova (CZE)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
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