Zvonareva Out of Russian Fed Cup; American Glatch Makes Debut


Posted on April 24, 2009

With its deep bench, Russia could likely field 2-3 teams in the World Group for the Fed Cup competition.

It's a good thing too as Dinara Safina and Maria Sharapova bowed out of the competition with injury, and now Vera Zvonareva is out of this weekend's semifinal tie against Italy with an ankle ligament injury.

Taking Zvonareva's place in singles will be No. 22-ranked Anna Chakvetadze.

On Saturday Chakvetadze will open against Italy's Flavia Pennetta, and Italy's Francesca Schiavone will face Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The Czech Republic host the United States in the other Fed Cup semifinal this weekend. Czech Petra Kvitova faces American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Czech Iveta Benesova faces U.S. debut rookie Alexa Glatch.
Rankings
ATP - Mar 23 WTA - Mar 23
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Andy Murray4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Stan Wawrinka8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 Tomas Berdych9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Marin Cilic10 Andrea Petkovic
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