Italy bolsters Fed Cup team
The semifinal is scheduled for April 20-21 on red clay at the Palermo tennis club.
It's the fifth straight semifinal for Italy, which won the title in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Last year at this stage, Italy lost to the Czechs, who have won two straight titles with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova leading the way.
In past meetings, Italy and the Czechs are tied 4-4.
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