Tennis – Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio

Tennis - Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio

A picture taken late on February 4, 2016 shows Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova attending the Fed Cup dinner in Moscow. Russia will face the Netherlands in the Fed Cup World Group first round matches on February 6-7 2016. AFP PHOTO / ANDREI GOLOVANOV (AFP Photo/ANDREI GOLOVANOV)

AFP – Maria Sharapova remained on course for the Rio Olympics as the five-time Grand Slam champion was on Friday named in Russia’s doubles team for their Fed Cup first-round tie against the Netherlands in Moscow this weekend. World number 31 Ekaterina Makarova will take on 106th-ranked Kiki Bertens in the opening singles of the World Group clash on the hardcourt of Moscow’s Olympic indoor arena from 1100 GMT on Saturday. Russia’s two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 17th in the world, will then face 141st-ranked Richel Hogenkamp.

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