Russia Fed Cup team

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Russia
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Captain Shamil Tarpischev
ITF ranking 3 Steady (as of April 23, 2012)
Colors red & white
First year 1968
Years played 31
Ties played (W–L) 108 (76-32)
Fed Cup titles 4 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)
Runners-up 5 (1988, 1990, 1999, 2001, 2011)
Most total wins Larisa Savchenko (40-11)
Most singles wins Elena Dementieva (22-5)
Most doubles wins Larisa Savchenko (23-3)
Best doubles team Larisa Savchenko/Natasha Zvereva (12-1)
Most ties played Larisa Savchenko (32)
Most years played Larisa Savchenko, Elena Likhovtseva (9)

The Russia Fed Cup team represents Russia in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Russian Tennis Federation. They currently compete in the World Group.

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Russia competed in its first Fed Cup in 1968, as the Soviet Union. They won the Cup in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008, and have finished as runners-up four times.

Prior to 1992, Russian players represented the Soviet Union. In 1992, eleven countries which had previously been part of the Soviet Union played as the Commonwealth of Independent States, with Eugenia Maniokova and Elena Makarova, who both played in following years for Russia, and Elena Pogorelova, who played one doubles match in the Fed Cup.

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