Week #37: Russia keeps domination in Fed Cup

Russian team captured the 4th Fed Cup title in the last 5 years and confirmed once again the supremacy of Russian players in women's tennis in the last few years. Russian team didn't want to give any kind of hope to Spanish fans and opened the tie with clear victories of Top 10 Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva which left the tie almost decided. Spain tried to react as Spanish #1 Anabel Medina played her best in the third match against Svetlana Kuznetsova, taking the first set after coming back from 4-0 down. But Kuznetsova recovered and took the 2nd and 3rd sets to secure the title for Russia. Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova enjoyed Russian triumph with another victory in the doubles match.
In Bali, Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder showed that she still has some good tennis as she took the title without dropping a set. In the final, Schnyder past over Austrian Tamira Paszek, who had completed a surprising run defeating 7th seed Sara Errani, 3rd seed Flavia Pennetta and 1st seed Daniela Hantuchova. Amongst Schnyder, Paszek and Hantuchova, Russian Nadia Petrova completed the semis.

Fed Cup Final, Madrid (ESP)
Final: Spain 0 - Russia 4
Vera Zvonareva def Anabel Medina 6/3 6/4
Svetlana Kuznetsova def Carla Suarez 6/3 6/1
Svetlana Kuznetsova def Anabel Medina 5/7 6/3 6/4
Vesnina/Makarova def Llagostera/Suarez 6/2 6/1

Bali (INA), Tier III, $225,000
Final: Patty Schnyder def Tamira Paszek 6/3 6/0

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