Composition of Russian national tennis team for Fed Cup final to be known in late October

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According to President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev, Maria Sharapova has expressed a desire to play for the national team.

The composition of the Russian national tennis team for the Fed Cup final match against the Czechs will be determined at the end of October, Shamil Tarpischev told TASS.

The Fed Cup final will be held on November 14-15 in the Czech Republic.

Russian No.1 Maria Sharapova should hold another two matches in the national team to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. She refused to play in the Fed Cup semifinal due to injury.

“We discussed with Maria Sharapova the issue of her participation in the final. She has expressed a desire to play. But we do not know her schedule for the end of the year, her future physical conditions. In addition, the date of the final falls on tennis players’ vacation,” explained Tarpischev.

“We will not raise the question about the team composition before the Kremlin Cup (October 17-25). But the girls are ready to play,” concluded the Tennis Federation President.

Text by TASS

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