Elise Mertens (WTA 17) Saturday afternoon (13h30) in the first match of the Fed Cupontmoeting against Italy in Genoa against Jasmine Paolini (WTA 145). Then takes on Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 50) up against Sara Errani (WTA 91).
Sunday (from 12am) plays Mertens against Errani and meets Van Uytvanck in the last enkelduel Paolini. In the final double follows a duel between Mertens and Kirsten Flipkens against Deborah Chiesa and Jessica Pieri.
Belgium, with interimkapitein Ivo Van Aken, and Italy take each other on clay courts at the Valletta Cambiaso AXIS in Genoa in the play-offs Wereldgroep I.
Belgium lost in February in the first round of Wereldgroep I with 3-2 and against France. Italy won in Wereldgroep II with 3-2 of Spain.