Italy has beaten Australia in the Fed Cup this weekend, and once again Sara and Roberta Vinci played the (dead) doubles rubber and won it, beating Stubbs and Rodionova in what was the last match of Stubbs’ career. Vinci now holds the record for most consecutive wins in Fed Cup doubles (16 – she has never lost a Fed Cup doubles match).
In April, Italy will play the semifinal in and against Russia.
This week, Sara plays the PTT Pattaya Open. She is 8th seed, and has beaten Kai-Chen Chang in a tough first round: 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Tomorrow she plays her second round, against Ayumi Morita.
In doubles, Sara and Roberta are first seeds. They beat Arefyeva/Voskoboeva easily in the first round (6-1 6-3) and will face Brianti/Zhang in the quarterfinal.