Random Fed Cuppage
Posted by gauloises1 on February 5, 2010
So this Europe/Africas round robin in Lisbon business is confusing the hell out of me. But I do know that after getting off to a great start against Bosnia, Team GB slumped to defeat against Austria and now have to face Belarus. So that will probably go well.
The good/bad news, depending on your perspective, is that Victoria Azarenka was benched today after being forced to retire against Sybille Bammer on day one. Wozniacki is also reportedly suffering from health problems. And in more woe for the younger generation, Larcher de Brito was trounced by Patty Schnyder.
I demand a training montage.
Full scores here if you can make head or tail of them …
We are also looking forward to the weekend’s World Group and World Group II ties, and although Russia-Serbia has a certain appeal …
… it’s Poland vs. Belgium in the second-tier World Group that I’d want to see.
What a very recognisable Belgian team.
I almost certainly won’t get a chance to preview the ties properly, but here’s what’s going on:
Ukraine v Italy
Czech Republic v Germany
Brno, Czech Republic
Serbia v Russia
France v USA
World Group II
Australia v Spain
Poland v Belgium
Estonia v Argentina
Slovak Republic v China
Bratislava, Slovak Republic