The first rubber of the 2008 Fed Cup final between Russia and Spain will feature a match between Russia's Vera Zvonareva and Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues. All matches will be played on red clay. U.S. viewers can watch the final live Saturday and Sunday on Tennis Channel, and the matches will also be repeated twice each.
The Russian team consists of Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ekaterina Makarova, and Elena Vesnina. The Spanish team is made up of Medina Garrigues, Carla Suarez Navarro, Nuria Llagostera Vives, and Virginia Ruano Pascul. Suarez Navarro and Llagostera Vives both performed well in their semifinal matches. Llagostera Vives performed exceptionally well. Her superb serving and backhand down the line were key factors in her winning both of her singles rubbers and her doubles rubber.
In a Fed Cup poll--so far--80% of voters believe that Russia going to win the 2008 Fed Cup title.