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Seeds announced for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas play-offs
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Seeds announced for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas play-offs; Czech Republic reaches semifinals

The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draw for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs. The Draw will take place on Tuesday 11 February at the ITF offices in London at 11:00 GMT.

The seeds are based on the new ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 10 February.

The four seeded nations in the b>World Group play-offs are:

RRussia (1), Slovak Republic (2), USA (3), Spain (4).

Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations: o:p>

AArgentina, Canada, France, Poland.

The four seeded nations in the b>World Group II play-offs are:

SSerbia (1), Japan (2), Sweden (3), Switzerland (4).

Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations: o:p>

BBrazil, Netherlands, Romania, Thailand.

The 2014 World Group and World Group II play-offs will take place alongside the World Group semifinals on 19-20 April. In the semifinals, Czech Republic will be at home to Italy, and Australia has choice of ground against Germany.

On Monday, Czech Republic completed a 3-2 victory over Spain in their delayed World Group first round tie in Seville:

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

CZECH REPUBLIC defeated SPAIN 3-2
Venue: Centro de Tenis Blas Infante, Seville (clay outdoors)
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 61 64
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) 63 26 61
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 16 63 63
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 46 61 63
Andrea Hlavackova/Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa/Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 76(7) 63


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