Fed Cup WG 1: Belarus vs Germany, Rubber 2
?? Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs ?? Antonia Lottner
Aliaksandra Sasnovich’s heroics in last year’s Fed Cup final seem to have been a factor in the 23-year-old’s strong start to the 2018 season. Sasnovich defied all odds to reach the final of the Brisbane International in the first week of the year and will bring great confidence into this Fed Cup tie given her impressive record when representing Belarus. Sasnovich will come up against Antonia Lottner in the second rubber on Saturday.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich has played a huge part in the rise of Belarus in the Fed Cup standings. Sasnovich was instrumental in helping Belarus reach the world stage in 2017 and was part of the team that came agonizingly short in last year’s final against the USA. Sasnovich has an overall 19/11 win/loss record in Fed Cup matches. Sasnovich made a great start to the 2018 season as she reached the final of the Brisbane International and the third round at the Australian Open. Sasnovich is a player on the rise and clearly loves playing for her country.
Antonia Lottner will be representing Germany in the Fed Cup for the very first time. Lottner will be thrown straight into the deep end, making her debut in a world group 1 tie is a tough ask, how will the German respond?
Lottner will bring some confidence into this match given she won the only previous meeting between the pair. Lottner beat Sasnovich 6-4 6-4 on clay in Stuttgart in 2014.