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Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova skips from Fed Cup 2013

Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 4:24 am , filed under Tennis News by

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World No. 2 Serena Williams and four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova are going to skip from the 2013 Fed Cup matches, where the schedule was announced last week officially.

The International Tennis Federation has released official team nominations schedule for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II opening round ties, which will kick off from 9 and 10 February.

World Group 1st Round Matches:


Sloane Stephens
Varvara Lepchenko
Jamie Hampton
Liezel Huber
Captain: Mary Joe Fernandez RUSSIA v JAPAN

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

Maria Kirilenko
Ekaterina Makarova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Elena Vesnina
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev


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

Czech Republic

Petra Kvitova
Lucie Safarova
Lucie Hradecka
Andrea Hlavackova
Captain: Petr Pala


Ayumi Morita
Kimiko Date-Krumm
Misaki Doi
Kurumi Nara
Captain: Takeshi Murakami


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

Ana Ivanovic
Jelena Jankovic
Bojana Jovanovski
Vesna Dolonc

Captain: Dejan Vranes

Slovak Republic
Dominika Cibulkova
Daniela Hantuchova
Magdalena Rybarikova
Jana Cepelova
Captain: Matej Liptak


Samantha Stosur
Casey Dellacqua
Jarmila Gajdosova
Ashleigh Barty
Captain: Alicia Molik


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

Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Karin Knapp
Nastassja Burnett
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

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