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04 June 2014

Draw set for 2015 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas


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Fed Cup Draw

The draw for the 2015 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas took place at Roland Garros on Wednesday with some interesting ties set across the World Group and World Group II first rounds.

Top seeds Czech Republic were handed a difficult away trip to Canada, who will be inspired by the in-form French Open semifinalist Eugenie Bouchard.

Reigning champions Italy find themselves at home to France, while Poland will play host to Russia in what could be a close encounter.

2014 finalist Germany faces a re-match on home soil this time against Australia. The two teams met in this year's semifinals and the Germans prevailed in Brisbane.

In World Group II, Slovakia must travel to Netherlands, Romania are at home to Spain, Switzerland is away to Sweden and USA is on the road to Argentina.

The full draw is listed below:

2015 World Group first round (7-8 February)

Canada [c] v Czech Republic [s]
Italy [s] [c] v France
Poland [c] [*]  v Russia [s]
Germany [s] [c] v Australia

2015 World Group II first round (7-8 February)

Netherlands [c] v Slovakia [s]
Romania [c] [*] v Spain [s]
Sweden [c] v Switzerland [s]
Argentina [s] [c] v USA

Key
[s] seeded nation
[c] choice of ground
[*] choice of ground decided by lot

The home nation is listed first for each tie

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