November 12, 2013

Italy has won the Fed Cup by defeating Russia in the final tie. This is the 4th time that the Italian team has won this prestigious tournament.

The Russian team had come into this final tie without its superstars who were either injured or busy in playing other tournaments. So, the Italians were considered as the favourites and they didn’t disappoint their fans. They got better of an inexperienced Russian team with ease.

Sara Errani who played a major part in Italy’s victory looked ecstatic while having a chat with the reporters at the end of the tie.

Errani said, “It was a fantastic team effort. Everybody played well. I am really pleased that we won and I contributed in that.”

Errani played two singles matches in this final tie. First she faced Irina Khromacheva and defeated her by 6-1, 6-4. Then, she played against Alisa Kleybanova and beat her by 6-1, 6-1.

Errani looked at her peak in both those matches and bamboozled her opponents with her shots.

The captain of the Italian Fed Cup team, Corrado Barazzutti, hailed Errani for being so impressive in this all important clash.

Barazzutti said, “Sara is a great player and she showed her class. The other players were fantastic too. I want to thank each and every person who helped us during this campaign. It’s a memorable day for all of us.”

With this win, Italy is now equalized with Russia in terms of winning the Fed Cup titles. Both have won 4 titles each.

The country which has won the most number of Fed Cup titles is USA. They have won 13 titles. The no. 2 position is jointly acquired by Czech Republic and Australia. These two teams have won 7 titles each.