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10 February 2013

Italians looking for revenge in semifinals

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  • Daniella Matar

RIMINI, ITALY: The Italian doubles partnership of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, who won the decisive fifth rubber in Rimini, are keen to get revenge when they play the definding champions Czech Republic in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals in April.

Speaking after the match they look back on a close tie with the USA and ahead to the next round in the competition.

The US captain Mary Joe Fernandez and winning debutante Varvara Lepchenko also reflect on a frustrating loss, but one which the hosts deserved to win according to the visiting skipper.

Captain Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) - 10/02/2013

Sara Errani and Roberto Vinci (ITA) - 10/02/2013

Varvara Lepchenko (USA) - 10/02/2013

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    • Sara Errani and captain Corrado Barazzutti (ITA)Jamie Hampton (USA) and Roberta Vinci (ITA)
    • Jamie Hampton (USA)Roberta Vinci (ITA)
    • Sara Errani and Roberto Vinci (ITA) and coach Pablo Lozano's sonSara Errani and Roberto Vinci (ITA)
    • Sara Errani and Roberto Vinci (ITA)Liezel Huber and Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
    • Roberta Vinci (ITA)Roberta Vinci (ITA)

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    105 Stadium, Rimini, Italy

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    Daniella Matar

    Daniella has worked in journalism in four different countries and interviewed sportspeople in five different languages. Before moving to Italy last year, she worked in England and France as well as Lebanon - where she ended up having a brief stint as a war reporter when the conflict with Israel broke out in 2006. Having grown up in London and begged for Wimbledon tickets every year, she still always gets a hankering for strawberries and cream whenever she sees a tennis match.



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