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WTA Weekend Ahead: Fed Cup

Posted by gauloises1 on April 24, 2010

And so it springs upon us in a haze of volcanic ash, injuries, recrimination and bitterness. I’m excited.

Semifinal #1 – Italy v the Czech Republic

Lucie Safarova has already given her team a crucial lead in the crazy-eyes stakes.

R1 – F.PENNETTA (ITA) v. L.HRADECKA (CZE)
R2 – F.SCHIAVONE (ITA) v. L.SAFAROVA (CZE)
R3 – F.PENNETTA (ITA) v. L.SAFAROVA (CZE)
R4 – F.SCHIAVONE (ITA) v. L.HRADECKA (CZE)
R5 – S.ERRANI / R.VINCI (ITA) v. P.KVITOVA / K.PESCHKE (CZE)

Semifinal #2 – United States v Russia

Team Russia. Thrilled to be here. With no Williams sisters in sight.

R1 – M.OUDIN (USA) v. A.KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS)
R2 – B.MATTEK-SANDS (USA) v. E.DEMENTIEVA (RUS)
R3 – M.OUDIN (USA) v. E.DEMENTIEVA (RUS)
R4 – B.MATTEK-SANDS (USA) v. A.KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS)
R5 – L.HUBER / B.MATTEK-SANDS (USA) v. E.DEMENTIEVA / E.MAKAROVA (RUS)

World Group Play-off – Belgium v Estonia

Justine has a boo-boo (broke a finger catching a ball at the net, apparently) so Wicky will suit up.

R1 – K.CLIJSTERS (BEL) v. M.ANI (EST)
R2 – Y.WICKMAYER (BEL) v. K.KANEPI (EST)
R3 – K.CLIJSTERS (BEL) v. K.KANEPI (EST)
R4 – Y.WICKMAYER (BEL) v. M.ANI (EST)
R5 – K.FLIPKENS / J.HENIN (BEL) v. M.ANI / K.KANEPI (EST)

World Group Play-off – Ukraine v Australia

Actually the entirety of the Ukraine’s team. (Interviews with Stosur, Molik and Rodionova here, if you like that sort of thing.)

 R1 – A.BONDARENKO (UKR) v. A.RODIONOVA (AUS)
R2 – M.KORYTTSEVA (UKR) v. S.STOSUR (AUS)
R3 – A.BONDARENKO (UKR) v. S.STOSUR (AUS)
R4 – M.KORYTTSEVA (UKR) v. A.RODIONOVA (AUS)
R5 – L.KICHENOK / N.KICHENOK (UKR) v. S.STOSUR / R.STUBBS (AUS)

World Group Play-off – Germany v France

The French Fed Cup team: Mr. Blonde, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink and Mr. White.

R1 – A.PETKOVIC (GER) v. P.PARMENTIER (FRA)
R2 – T.MALEK (GER) v. A.REZAI (FRA)
R3 – A.PETKOVIC (GER) v. A.REZAI (FRA)
R4 – T.MALEK (GER) v. P.PARMENTIER (FRA)
R5 – K.BARROIS / J.GOERGES (GER) v. J.COIN / A.CORNET (FRA)

World Group Play-off – Serbia v Slovak Republic

With Ana Ivanovic unwilling to humiliate herself for the sake of her country, and JJ reportedly suffering from a left wrist injury … step forward, Bojana Jovanovic. It’s time to be a heroine. 

R1 – J.JANKOVIC (SRB) v. M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK)
R2 – B.JOVANOVSKI (SRB) v. D.HANTUCHOVA (SVK)
R3 – J.JANKOVIC (SRB) v. D.HANTUCHOVA (SVK)
R4 – B.JOVANOVSKI (SRB) v. M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK)
R5 – J.JANKOVIC / A.JOVANOVIC (SRB) v. D.HANTUCHOVA / M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK)

World Group II play-offs are also taking place between Poland and Spain, Canada and Argentina, Slovenia and Japan, and Sweden and China, Should be a good weekend.

One Response to “WTA Weekend Ahead: Fed Cup”

  1. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    “my boyfriend is bringing me liver for dinner” says Lucie
    sadly apparently carbs are more helpful as Tranny’s wry and knowing grin tells us.

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