Maria Kirilenko will take on Lucie Safarova on Sunday in the fourth match of the Fed Cup 2011 finalYou can watch and bet on the Fed Cup final live for free at bet365
Provided that the captains don’t decide to make changes to their line-ups, Maria Kirilenko and Lucie Safarova will meet on Sunday in the fourth matchup of the Fed Cup final tie between Russia and the Czech Republic. With the scores locked at 1-1 after the first day’s play, this match could decide the outcome of the competition.
Kirilenko put up a spirited defence against Petra Kvitova on Saturday, but the world No. 2 was producing some superb shots, and cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory. Kirilenko, playing at her first Fed Cup since 2006, will be eager to prove her worth to the Russian team.
Safarova is in a similar position, after being soundly beaten by Svetlana Kuznetsova (6-2, 6-3). The Czech was put on the back foot early on, and she never really came close to threatening Kuznetsova’s grip on the contest.
Kirilenko has a 4-1 head to head record against Safarova, which bodes well for Russia. Past form might not be a huge indicator of what to expect though. With this being such a significant clash, mental strength and will to win might be the deciding factors.You can watch and bet on the Fed Cup final live for free at bet365 > live tennis