India have been drawn in pool A of Asia-Oceania Group II along with Malaysia and Singapore in the Fed Cup tennis, beginning Wednesday at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
India will play Singapore first on Thursday and Malaysia the next day. India coach Enrico Piperno said that the courts at the venue are similiar to the ones back home on which the Indians practised. Piperno said the weather is warm and muggy, but it should not be much of concern for his players. India hopes rest on Sania Mirza’s form since she would be playing in both the singles and doubles. Piperno, however, maintained that he would decide on the combination on the eve of the match.
India should easily top the pool and their main competition comes in the play-off where they are expected to run into either Kyrgyzstan or Hong Kong China.
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