After the tournament in Miami, Sara withdrew from Charleston with a thigh injury and had a week off. Now her leg is feeling well again, and she’ll play in the semifinal of the Fed Cup this weekend. Italy will play at home (in Palermo) against the Czech Republic. Sara, Roberta Vinci, Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta will play Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Klara Zakopalova and Lucie Hradecka. The draw ceremony will be held on friday, but it’s expected that Sara and Roberta will play the singles matches for Italy, while Kvitova and Safarova will probably play for the Czech Republic.
The first pictures from Palermo are already in the photogallery.