The tennis Federation of Ukraine announced the squad for the matches of the first group of Euro-African zone of the Federation Cup.
Team captain Michael Filima and team Manager Olga Savchuk managed to collect almost the strongest team in the history of the Ukrainian tennis.
From 6 to 9 February in Zielona góra (Poland) under the flag of Ukraine in the matches of the Federation Cup will make the sixth racket of the world Elina Svitolina, debutante top 25 Lesia Tsurenko, the best tennis player in the world in the U-20 Diane Yastremsky, 16-year-old sensation Martha Kostiuk and 37-ranked in the doubles WTA rankings Nadezhda Kichenok.
Potential rivals Ukraine at the Euro-African zone of the Federation Cup are teams from Poland, Russia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Denmark and Sweden. The group stage draw will take place on January 14.
To return to the Second World group fed Cup team of Ukraine need to win their group in the upcoming Euro-African zone, and then in the playoffs to defeat the winner of the second group. In the case of double success in Poland, Ukrainian women get into the playoffs of the Second World group. The matches of this stage of the Federation Cup will be held in April of this year.
We will remind, the national team of Ukraine headed by Lesya Tsurenko in April last year on the road lost to Canada (2:3) and flew out of the Second World group fed Cup.