Fed Cup: Belarus v Germany pre-match press conference

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Fed Cup: Belarus v Germany pre-match press conference

On February 10-11 Chizhovka Arena in Minsk will host the first-round match of the Fed Cup World Cup between the national teams of Belarus and Germany.

On February 7, a press conference was held dedicated to this event. Taking part in it were Belarus' players as well as their coach Eduard Dubrov.

All the strongest players except for Victoria Azarenka will be in the squad.

Azarenka has missed half a year and Dubrov said he could not call her up because of this.

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Belarus' team includes Alexandra Sasnovich, Arina Sabalenka, Vera Lapko and Lidziya Marozava.

Germans' squad is far from optimal, without Kerber and Görges. Among those who are in WTA top 100 is only Tatjana Maria.

Vladimir Dubrov, captain of the Belarusian women's tennis team:
In principle, we expected both Gorges and Kerber. But even those who came to Minsk are not so weak.In fact, we are equal, but somewhere Germany still has advantage in terms of experience. That they are more experienced, they have a good doubles player.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus national team player:
The German team is really very strong. The first number is Maria, with her unique style of play... She plays defensively. She is very tenacious. These slow courts will suit her well.