Friday February 3rd, 2012

The Fed Cup kicks off this weekend, with the Czech Republic starting its title defense against Germany. The Williams sisters are back in the lineup as the U.S. gets set to take on Victoria Azarenka and the Belarusians, while Maria Sharapova prepares to lead Russia against Spain.

Check out some photos below as draw ceremonies unfold and teams make last-minute preparations.

Fed Cup: Sharapova set for Russian opener | Venus Williams excited to play again [gallery link="file"]

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