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FED CUP - Kathy Rinaldi is the new captain of the American Fed Cup team

FED CUP - Kathy Rinaldi is the new captain of the American Fed Cup team

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by Gatto Luigi

Kathy Rinaldi is the new US Fed Cup captain. The former top-10 player replaces Mary Joe Fernandez for the guidance of the American team that will play in the World Group first round against Germany, for the first time, on 11th and 12th February.

'Kathy brings a rare combination of skills to the Fed Cup captaincy. She was a top-ten player when competing on the WTA Tour and now is a top-flight coach with impeccable credentials,' the USTA President Katrina Adams said. 'Kathy already commands the respect and confidence of the U.S.

players. This coupled with her leadership experience, and winning mentality makes her the ideal individual to ensure that the team is best composed, and best prepared, to compete with whatever opponent is across the net.' Rinaldi's career-high in the WTA rankings was reaching the seventh place in May 1986 and was world no.

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