Belarus is the favorite of the 2018 Fed Cup World Group first round tie against Germany, the captain of the German team Jens Gerlach believes. The guests held the first training at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk. According to the Belarusian coach Eduard Dubrov, Germany has many experienced tennis players, including Anna-Lena Groenefeld. Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich notes every rival is troublesome, so the upcoming matches must be interesting to watch. On February 10, two single matches will be played, and February 11 will see two singles and one double match. The draw will be held on Friday.