The draw for the Fed Cup Fina between Russia and Czech Republic was made today in Prague, Czech Republic. Maria will play two matches on Saturday and Sunday.
Here is the full draw:
Saturday – 14.00 PM local time start
M1: Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
M2: Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Sunday – 12.00 PM local time start
M3: Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
M4: Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
M5: Lucie Safarova (CZE)/Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)/Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Maria has never played Pliskova before and has played Kvitova ten times before and leads the series 6-4.
Maria will be playing in her first Fed Cup Final and Russia need to win three matches to win the tie.