Round 1: Flavia Pennetta vs. Alexa Glatch
Round 2: Francesca Schiavone vs. Melanie Oudin
Round 3: Flavia Pennetta vs. Melanie Oudin
Round 4: Francesca Schiavone vs. Alexa Glatch
Round 5: Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci vs. Liezel Huber/Vania King
In case you are not that familiar with Fed Cup, here are some things you should know:
- The USA has a 9-0 head-to-head record against Italy in Fed Cup play.
- Italians are clay court specialists; North Americans are not.
- Roberta Vinci has a 13-0 doubles win record in Fed Cup play.
- Flavia Pennetta has had some injury issues lately.
- Melanie Oudin is probably under as much pressure as we think she is under.
- Francesca Schiavone has been known to turn into an Italian Superwoman in Fed Cup matches.
- Alexa Glatch won both of her matches against the Czech Republic earlier this season.
- The team captains may make substitutes, provided official rules are followed.