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22 April 2013

Highlights: Russia 3-2 Slovak Republic


MOSCOW, RUSSIA: History was made in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinal between Russia and Slovak Republic as the hosts came back from 0-2 down in a stunning last day at the Sports Center Krylatskoye.

Singles wins for Maria Kirilenko and Ekaterina Makarova against Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova respectively undid the good work by the Slovak pair on the opening day on Saturday.

Makarova proved the star of the show as she proceeded to team up with Elena Vesnina to defeat Cibulkova and Hantuchova and complete a memorable comeback.

Watch highlights of the tie here.

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    • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)Elena Vesnina (RUS)
    • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
    • Dominika Ciblukova (SVK)The Russian team celebrates victory
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
    • Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (RUS)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
    • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
    • Captain Matej Liptak (SVK)Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
    • The Russian benchEkaterina Makarova (RUS) and the Russian bench
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) dispute a call
    • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

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    Sports Center Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia

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