Russian tennis star Vera Zvonareva expects a tough clash against the Czech Republic in the upcoming Federation Cup finals.
“When it comes down to the Fed Cup finals, the emotions are special. You can never experience that when you play individual competition. And definitely that emotion will bring a lot of determination, a lot of desire,” Zvonareva told RT.
The WTA Championship winner, Petra Kvitova, will lead the Czech team of Lucie Safarova, Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke in the decider on Moscow courts on November 5 – 6.
“The Czech Republic is very strong and very consistent. They have a lot of great players, who are not only good in singles, but they’re also good in doubles,” the 27-year-old said.
Besides Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Ekaterina Makarova have been selected to represent Russia in the crucial matches.
“It’s going to be a tough challenge, and we’re excited about it. We also have many good players and we can easily form two or even three Fed Cup teams,” she said.
Team Russia have won the Fed Cup four times, with the most recent success coming in 2008.