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04 February 2012

Sharapova and Kuznetsova pleased after Russia dominate Saturday

Audio interview


  • Richard van Poortvliet

Maria Sharapova talks about her victory over Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa in the first rubber of their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group tie. Although disappointed with a slow start she was pleased to make amends for her loss to Virginie Razzano in her only appearance in 2011.

Svetlana Kuznetsova admits that she was close to not playing in the tie after not feeling well earlier in the week but the prospect of playing in front of a home crowd in Moscow helped to her to get through the match.

Silvia Soler-Espinosa also reflects on her first appearance in Fed Cup and a first set against Sharapova in which both players had opportunities to take control of the match and Carla Suarez Navarro ruminates on the difficulties of Spain playing without their top two ranked women.


Maria Sharapova (RUS) - 04/02/2012

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - 04/02/2012

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) - 04/02/2012

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) - 04/02/2012

  • More photos

    • Maria Sharapova (RUS)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
    • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
    • Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
    • Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)Captain Shamil Tarpishev and Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
    • Maria Sharapova (RUS)Maria Sharapova (RUS)
    • Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
    • Captains Shamil Tarpischev (RUS) and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)

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