Cibulkova-Jovanovski to open Fed Cup playoff
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia will face Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the opening singles of the Fed Cup World Group playoff in the Slovak capital of Bratislava on Saturday.
Jovanovski surprisingly replaced Jelena Jankovic, the No. 8-ranked player who said Friday she is not injured.
Daniela Hantuchova will play the second singles for the host against Ana Ivanovic on an indoor clay court at Sibamac Arena.
In Sunday's reverse singles, Cibulkova plays Ivanovic before Hantuchova takes on Jovanovski.
In the doubles, Hantuchova is set to team up with Magdalena Rybarikova to face Jankovic and Aleksandra Krunic.
Slovakia won both previous Fed Cup encounters between the teams.