Fed Cup draw ceremony (pics)

After multiple speeches and thanking of sponsors and whatnot, they got down to making the draw Friday in advance of Canada’s World Group II Fed Cup tie against Serbia.

As referee Brian Earley explained, it’s really a simple matter of drawing out one name.

Then all the rest falls into place.

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Fed Cup: Feb. 6 results

Israel vs. Austria features two rosters of players perfectly at home on the WTA Tour. It proved as tight as you’d expect, with Israel squeaking out a win.

Elsewhere, screeching Michelle Larcher de Brito got schooled by … Olga Govortsova.

And playing captain Sania Mirza put herself in for the deciding (and winning) doubles against New Zealand.

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