Saturday, April 16, 2011
Australia locked at 1-1 with Ukraine.
Australia and Ukraine are level at 1-1 after the first day of their Fed Cup World Group play-off. Jarmila Groth gave Australia a flying start when she crushed Ukraine's Olga Savchuk 6-1, 6-1 in the opening singles clash. World number 30 Groth took just 48 minutes to beat Savchuk and was never challenged from the moment she broke serve in the opening game. But in the second rubber, Australian number two Anastasia Rodionova, ranked 72 in the world, was upset by the 131-ranked Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-4. The winner of the tie will remain in the elite eight-nation World Group. Both the reverse singles and the doubles are scheduled for Sunday