Chakvetadze, Kuznetsova draw Schiavone, Santangelo in Fed Cup final
MOSCOW -- U.S. Open semifinalist Anna Chakvetadze will open Russia's bid for its third Fed Cup title, facing Italy's No. 1 Francesca Schiavone in the opening singles on Saturday.
Second-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 U.S. Open champion and runner-up this year, on Friday drew Mara Santangelo in the second singles match on the hard court at Luzhniki Indoor arena.
Russia, with three players ranked in the top 10, is favored to beat defending champion Italy.