Congrats to Serbia, Germany, and Ukraine. They all won their World Group Play-off ties and gained promotion into World Group I in 2010.
Team Serbia beat Spain to gain promotion and force Spain out of World Group I for the first time in their Fed Cup history. JJ and Ana did their parts, taking the first three singles rubbers, with JJ securing the tie today with a hard fought three set win over AMG. JJ had to battle a cold over the weekend so good for her. I'm still really shocked that CSN didn't play. Odd.
Here's video of the celebration. I love that Ana was sitting with Sneki.
Give it up for Team Bondarenko. They blasted a Dulko-less Argentina 5-0 to gain promotion. To think how close Argentina was to making it past the U.S. and into the World Group I semis. Now they've been relegated to Group II.
And Alles Gut in Deutschland. They came into Sunday with a 2-0 lead, but China stormed back today to take both reverse singles rubbers, taking the tie to a decisive doubles match. There, Sabine and ALG came back after dropping the first set to Zheng/Peng to take the match 46 75 62.
Nice to see some new blood in World Group.