Let’s have a little preview at this weekend’s Fed Cup encounters:
World group, 2009 – 1st Round
Russia v China Russia 07 Feb – 08 Feb
France v Italy France 07 Feb – 08 Feb
USA v Argentina USA 07 Feb – 08 Feb
Czech Republic v Spain Czech Republic 07 Feb – 08 Feb
World Group II, 2009 – 1st Round
Slovak Republic v Belgium Slovak Republic 07 Feb – 08 Feb
Switzerland v Germany Switzerland 07 Feb – 08 Feb
Serbia v Japan Serbia 07 Feb – 08 Feb
Ukraine v Israel Ukraine 07 Feb – 08 Feb
Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic are really looking forward to playing at home for the first time in the Fed Cup. Serbia’s top two players will be in action in the World Group II 1st Round tie against Japan in Belgrade. Last year they managed to ascend to the World Group for the first time with a 3-2 win against Croatia. This weekend nearly 20,000 fans are expected to fill the Belgrade Arena each day to support them.
Serbia, besides Russia of course, is definitely a worthy favorite to win this year’s Fed Cup.