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One in the Eye.

Posted by gauloises1 on February 4, 2011

Great Britain’s Fed Cup team, led by mini powerhouse Heather Watson, have successfully avoided becoming any worse at Fed Cup. Hooray!

Team GB faced Denmark today in a bid to avoid a relegation play-off in the Europe/Africa Group I tie in Eilat. Both teams had lost to Switzerland (led by Patty Schnyder and Timea Bacsinszky), so the loser of this tie had to face a relegation play-off. Amazingly, said team is not Great Britain. After Anne Keothavong lost to Wozniacki 60 62, Watson came back to beat Karen Barbat (no. 543), and then Watson teamed up with Jocelyn Rae to beat Wozniacki and her compatriot Mai Grage 57 75 75 in the deciding doubles – during which, apparently, Watson managed to hit Wozniacki rather hard in the eye, incurring an MTO. UPDATE: courtesy of Miss Wozniacki’s own twitter, there is video here.

Fortunately Wozniacki’s main concern as expressed via twitter seems to be the possibility of a black eye, so I think we can assume she’s OK. Unfortunately Serena is on the case. I hope our Heather doesn’t get a bad rep for this one.

You can catch up on the full results so far from Eilat here. As I understand it, Switzerland will take on the Netherlands, and Poland will take on Belarus in the semi-finals. (Thanks Christina.)

3 Responses to “One in the Eye.”

  1. Christina said

    Actually, I think Poland is playing Belarus, I’ve seen some talk of an Aga vs. Vika match. With Shahar, Aga, Vika and Caroline there, there have been some really good matchups at those relegation ties.

  2. dollymix said

    Wozniacki might look good with a black eye – give her a little toughness. Anyway, hopefully the incident at least gets her to learn to volley.

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