Sabalenka to start Belarus v Germany tie. Fed Cup draw held

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Sabalenka to start Belarus v Germany tie. Fed Cup draw held

Aryna Sabalenka (63rd in the WTA singles rating) and Tatjana Maria (58) will start the match of the first round of the Federation Cup World Group Belarus v Germany. This is the result of the draw, which took place in Minsk on 9 February.

The matches will be held on 10-11 February at Chizhovka Arena.

Sabalenka, who became the best sportswoman of Belarus last year, is Belarus' No.2 while Maria is the leader of Germany in its current squad.

In the second match of the first day of No. 1 of the Belarusian national team, Alexandra Sasnovich (46) will compete against German No. 2 Antonia Lottner (149).

Day 2: Sasnovich v Maria, Sabalenka v Lottner, Vera Lapko (WTA doubles No.100) / Lidziya Marozava (63) vs Anna-Lena Friedsam (330) / Anna-Lena Grönefeld (21).

The winner of the match will reach the semifinals and meet the winner of the Czech Republic v Switzerland match. The loser will fight for the right to stay in the World Group.

At a brief press conference, captain of the Belarusian national team Eduard Dubrov called the drawing successful and added that "the whole team agrees with that."

Belarus reached the Fed Cup final last year to lose to the USA 2:3.