France drawn with Italy in Fed Cup World Group first round

Paris, June 4 (IANS) Fed Cup semi-finalists France have been drawn to host Italy for the 2016 World Group tennis tournament first round at Roland Garros here.

The draw took place at the French Tennis Federation (FFT) Museum on Wednesday in the presence of Francesco Ricci Bitti, president of the International Tennis Federation and FFT president Jean Gachassin, reports Xinhua.

The first round play of the elite women’s tennis event has been slated on February 6 and 7, 2016.

Following are the first round matchups of Fed Cup World Group in 2016 (seeds in capital):

World Group I —

Romania vs CZECH REPUBLIC

GERMANY vs Switzerland

France vs ITALY

RUSSIA vs Netherlands

World Group II —

Slovakia vs AUSTRALIA

CANADA vs Belarus

United States vs POLAND

SERBIA vs Spain

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