Italy, Russia vie for Fed Cup

Updated: November 1, 2013, 12:27 PM ET
Associated Press

CAGLIARI, Sardinia -- Seventh-ranked Roberta Vinci will take on Alexandra Panova and Sara Errani will face 18-year-old Irina Khromacheva on Saturday to open the Fed Cup final between Italy and Russia.

Russia has won the tournament four times in the past 10 years. But the team is missing top players, with most competing in the season-ending Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The highest-ranked player, No. 183 Alisa Kleybanova, is 95 places below Italy's fourth player, Karin ...

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