In a must win match to top their pool and advance to the final to meet the winner of the other pool for the right to move to Group 1 New Zealand loses to Hong Kong China.Marina Erakovic New Zealand's Top player and the highest ranked player by a country mile in the event did not play in the tie.
One can only speculate events that lead to her omission? Erakovic playing would of assured the team a win.
Fanning lost to Chan who is ranked 357 and Hayman lost to Ip who is WTA 711.Erakovic is WTA 74.
We await patiently the match report. I am sure TNZ was hoping of some good news from the Fed Cup Team on top of the recent Davis Cup debacle unfortunately the News is all bad!
Erakovic on slippery ground.
The New Zealand number one faces a break from the game after dislocating her thumb when she slipped on a hotel floor. Erakovic will fly back to New Zealand to receive treatment.And so ends New Zealand's chance for promotion.