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Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II first round ties and final results from Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Israel.


Defending champions Czech Republic will play Italy away and Russia will host Slovak Republic in the semifinals to be played on 20-21 April. World Group II winners Germany, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland will compete in the World Group play-offs alongside Australia, Japan, Serbia and USA. Argentina, Belgium, France and Ukraine will join Zone Group I winners Canada, Great Britain, Kazakhstan and Poland in the World Group II play-offs which will also take place on 20-21 April.


In Zonal play, Chile and Peru have been relegated to Americas Zone Group II for 2014, Bosnia/Herzegovina and Georgia have been relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II for 2014 and India relegated to Asia/Oceania Zone Group II for 2014. Indonesia has been promoted to Asia/Oceania Zone Group I for 2014.


The World Group and World Group II play-off draws will take place at the ITF headquarters in London at 10am on 13 February. Seeded nations will be announced on 11 February 2013.






Venue: Cez Arena, Ostrava, CZE (hard – indoors)


Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 76(2) 63

Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 76(6) 76(4)

Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 26 76(3) 64

Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 60 76(1)


ITALY defeated USA 3-2

Venue: 105 Stadium, Rimini, ITA (clay – indoors)


Sara Errani (ITA) d. Jamie Hampton (USA) 62 61

Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 26 64 75

Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 75 62

Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Jamie Hampton (USA) 62 46 61

Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Liezel Huber/Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 62 62


RUSSIA defeated JAPAN 3-2

Venue: Olympic Stadium, Moscow, RUS (hard – indoors)


Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 76(3) 64

Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 62

Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 64 61

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 61 61

Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Misaki Doi/Ayumi Morita (JPN) 62 62



Venue: Hala "CAIR", Nis, SRB (hard – indoors)


Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 75 62

Vesna Dolonc (SRB) d. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 46 45 ret. (severe cramping)

Jana Cepelova (SVK) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 57 75 119

Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Vesna Dolonc (SRB) 63 62

Vesna Dolonc/Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) d. Jana Cepelova/Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) w/o





Venue: Sporthalle Wankdorf, Bern, SUI (clay – indoors)


Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 61 46 86

Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 63 63

Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 62 62

Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. Alison van Uytvanck (BEL) 62 76(4)

Timea Bacsinszky/Amra Sadikovic (SUI) d. Ysaline Bonaventure/Alison van Uytvanck (BEL) 64 64



Venue: Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, ARG (clay – outdoors)


Paula Ormaechea (ARG) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 63 60

Florencia Molinero (ARG) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 26 61

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 75 67(6) 32 ret. (torn ligament)

Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. Florencia Molinero (ARG) 63 62

Sofia Arvidsson/Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. Mailen Auroux/Maria Irigoyen (ARG) 64 64


SPAIN defeated UKRAINE 3-1

Venue: Club Atlιtico Montemar, Alicante, ESP (clay – outdoors)


Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) d. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 57 62 86

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 75 64

Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) d. Yuliya Beygelzimer (UKR) 64 62

Yuliya Beygelzimer/Olga Savchuk (UKR) d. Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) 63 26 [10-5]


GERMANY defeated FRANCE 3-1

Venue: Palais des Sports Beaublanc, Limoges, FRA (clay – indoors)


Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 75 75

Julia Goerges (GER) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 63 76(5)

Julia Goerges (GER) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 64 62

Alize Cornet/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Annika Beck/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 63 64





Venue: Municipal Tennis Club, Eilat, Israel (hard – outdoor)


Great Britain and Poland advance to the World Group play-offs on 20-21 April.

Bosnia/Herzegovina and Georgia are relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2014


Promotion Play-off

Great Britain defeated Bulgaria 2-0

Laura Robson (GBR) d. Dia Evtimova (BUL) 60 64

Heather Watson (GBR) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 16 64 62

Laura Robson/Heather Watson (GBR) v. Elitsa Kostova/Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) not played


5th to 8th Play-off

Hungary defeated Netherlands 2-0

Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) d. Bibiane Schoofs (NED) 63 26 63

Timea Babos (HUN) d. Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 62 63

Timea Babos/Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) v. Bibiane Schoofs/Angelique van der Meet (NED) not played


9th to 12th Play-off

Portugal defeated Slovenia w/o


Relegation play-off

Luxembourg defeated Bosnia/Herzegovina 2-0

Claudine Schaul (LUX) d. Anita Husaric (BIH) 46 64 63

Anne Kremer (LUX) d. Jelena Simic (BIH) 67(3) 63 61

Anita Husaric/Jasmina Kajtazovic (BIH) v. Anne Kremer/Claudine Schaul (LUX) not played

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