Russian players have not had a great year, their side had to rally down 2-0 vs France in the quarterfinals, and even their coach considers their side to be the underdogs. Zvonareva had a consistent, yet underachieving year. Kuznetsova might not get the #2 singles spot as she just plain sucked this year. Pavlyuchenkova is still green at Fed Cup, yet undefeated in singles. Kirilenko is likely there for doubles. Czech Republic has a chance to win Fed Cup for the first time since 1988. While their mood is probably good thanks to Kvitova's YEC title, one has to wonder. The last time Kvitova won something big she went into slumpy, sucky mode. Also, Safarova is quite a headcase. Peschke is old, but steady at doubles. Hradecka has a powerful serve.