Kok, Februar 2: Mighty Aussies thrashed India 3-0 and thereby relegated India into group 2nd in Federation Cup.
After successive defeats to Indonesia and New Zealand in pool A, India were once again missing Sania Mirza as Australia gave them a sound thrashing. sha Lakhani started the proceedings for the Indians and wasted a one-set lead to go down 6-3, 4-6, 1-6 against Jessica Moore. Sunitha Rao was next to come but the US-based player was swept aside 3-6, 5-7 by Casey Dellacqua.
The 2-0 Aussie lead made the doubles tie inconsequential but the top seeds were in no mood to concede even an inch as Dellacqua and Rennae Stubbs beat Sunitha and Shikha Uberoi 7-6 (2), 6-0 to complete the rout.
In the other group matches Taiwan defeated Thailand 3-0, New Zealand blanked Indonesia 3-0, Uzbekistan thrashed Hong Kong 2-1.