Several top players will miss Fed Cup ties on 22 and 23 April. Williams Sisters won't play the World Group semifinal against Czech Republic, that won't have obviously Kvitova but also Safarova. Switzerland, led by Bacsinszky and Hingis, should be favourite against Belarus that won't have Azarenka, who will come back in summer.
In the World Group play-offs tie between France and Spain, there won't officially be from one side Caroline Garcia, who visited a doctor of the French tennis federation who declared her unfit to play due to back injury.
Garbine Muguruza, due to a tendon injury, and Carla Suarez Navarro will miss the tie too. Eugenie Bouchard, who is playing an ITF event this week, won't play the tie between Canada and Kazakhstan, while Angelique Kerber and Elina Svitolina will face against each other in the tie between Germany and Ukraine.
Simona Halep will help her country, Romania, to remain in the World Group against Great Britain's Johanna Konta. Interesting ties also between Russia and Belgium and Serbia-Australia. World Group semifinals UNITED STATES vs Czech Republic, Saddlebrook Resort, Florida (outdoor clay):
Stati Uniti: Coco Vandeweghe, Lauren Davis, Shelby Rogers, Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Repubblica Ceca: Katerina Siniakova, Kristyna Pliskova, Denisa Allertova, Marketa Vondrousova BELARUS-Switzerland, Minsk (indoor hard court):
Belarus: Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Aryna Sabalenka, Olga Govortsova, Vera Lapko
Switzerland: Timea Bacsinszky, Viktorija Golubic, Belinda Bencic, Martina Hingis World Group play-offs FRANCE-Spain, Roanne (indoor clay):
France: Kristina Mladenovic, Alize Cornet, Pauline Parmentier, Oceane Dodin
Spain: Sara Sorribes Tormo, Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Olga Saez Larra, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez RUSSIA-Belgium, Moscow (indoor clay):
Russia: Elena Vesnina, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daria Kasatkina, Anna Blinkova
Belgio: Elise Mertens, Maryna Zanevska, Alison Van Uytvanck, An-Sophie Mestach GERMANY-Ukraine, Stuttgart (indoor clay):
Germany: Angelique Kerber, Laura Siegemund, Julia Goerges, Carina Witthoeft
Ukraine: Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko, Olga Savchuk, Nadiia Kichenok SLOVAKIA-Netherlands, Bratislava (indoor clay):
Slovakia: Dominika Cibulkova, Kristina Kucova, Jana Cepelova, Rebecca Sramkova
Netherlands: Kiki Bertens, Richel Hogenkamp, Cindy Burger, Arantxa Rus ROMANIA-Great Britain, Constanta (outdoor-clay):
Romania: Simona Halep, Irina-Camelia Begu, Monica Niculescu, Sorana Cirstea
Great Britain: Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Laura Robson, Jocelyn Rae SERBIA-Australia, Zrenjanin (indoor hard-court):
Serbia: Nina Stojanovic, Aleksandra Krunic, Ivana Jorovic, Dejana Radanovic
Australia: Daria Gavrilova, Ashleigh Barty, Destanee Aiava, Casey Dellacqua CANADA-Kazakhstan, Montreal (indoor hard-court):
Canada: Francoise Abanda, Bianca Andreescu, Katherine Sebov, Gabriela Dabrowski
Kazakistan: Yulia Putintseva, Yaroslava Shvedova, Galina Voskoboeva, Kamila Kerimbayeva
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