Fed Cup Gallery: Around The World
The four World Group ties led the headlines, but there were a lot more Fed Cup ties going on around the world over the last week - see some more pics from those right here.
Published Feburary 11, 2013 12:00
Sweden's World Group II tie didn't start so well, as they fell behind 2-0 to Argentina.
But Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson must have done something right overnight Saturday...
Arvidsson won the third rubber when Paula Ormaechea had to retire during their third set.
And Larsson beat Florencia Molinero in straight sets after that to even the tie at 2-2.
Arvidsson and Larsson teamed up to win the doubles rubber and thus the World Group II tie.
Another one of the World Group II ties saw powerhouses France and Germany square off.
Germany's team featured Top 20 player Julia Goerges and a pair of former Top 20 players.
Former World No.1 Amelie Mauresmo kept the French team's spirits up during the tie.
Germany was just too good though - Lisicki won her singles match against Pauline Parmentier.
And Goerges won both of her singles matches, against Kristina Mladenovic and Parmentier.
In Americas I zonal play, Canada also shone brightly, not losing any of their eight matches.
In fact Canada didn't even lose a set all week against Colombia, Peru or Venezuela.
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