Fed Cup

Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I & II Fed Cup by BNP Paribas round robin
Perth, Australia
4-7 February
Surface: Hard court/Outdoor
Nations: Australia, India, Korea, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, New Zealand and Uzbekistan
Official website: www.fedcup.com

Day 1

Australia v Korea

Doubles with Rennae Stubbs (AUS)

Rd Opponent Result W/L
1  Kyung Mi Chang/Jin-A Lee (KOR)  6-0 6-3  W

Day 2

Australia v Thailand

Doubles with Rennae Stubbs (AUS)

Rd Opponent Result W/L
2  Noppawan Lertcheewakarn/Varatchaya Wongteanchai  (THA)  6-4 6-2  W

Day 3

Australia v Chinese Taipei

Singles

Rd Opponent Result W/L
3  I-Hsuan Hwang  (TPE)  6-1 6-1  W

Day 4

Australia v New Zealand

Doubles with Rennae Stubbs (AUS)

Rd Opponent Result W/L
4  Marina Erakovic/Kairangi Vano (NZL)    

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Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia 19 January-1 February 2009
Prize Money: AUD$23,140,000 Surface: Plexicushion
Official website

Women’s Doubles with Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

Rd Opponent Result W/L
1st P Cetkovska (CZE)/C Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-2, 6-1 W
2nd A Kudryavtseva (RUS)/E Makarova (RUS) 6-4 6-3 W
3rd M Kirilenko (RUS)/F Pennetta (ITA) Walkover W
QF A Groenefeld (GER)/P Schnyder (SUI) 0-6, 7-5, 6-1 W
SF S Williams (USA)/V Williams (USA) 0-6, 2-6 L

Singles

Rd Opponent Result W/L
1st Daniela Hantuchova SVK (19) 6-7 (11/13), 4-6 L

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