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Fed Cup First Round Preview

Posted by gauloises1 on February 5, 2011

Italy v Australia

H2H: 0-5

Venue: Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart, Australia

Italy (defending champions): Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Corrado Barrazzutti (captain)

Australia: Samantha Stosur, Jarmila Groth, Anastasia Rodionova, Rennae Stubbs, David Taylor (captain)

Saturday OOP: Groth v Schiavone, Pennetta v Stosur

Russia v France

H2H: 5-3

Venue: Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia

Russia: Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Dinara Safina, Shamil Tarpischev (captain)

France: Alize Cornet, Virginie Razzano, Pauline Parmentier, Julie Coin, Nicolas Escude (captain) 

Saturday OOP: Kuznetsova v Cornet, Sharapova v Razzano

Slovak Republic v Czech Republic

H2H: 0-3

Venue: Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic: Daniela Hantuchova, Dominika Cibulkova, Magdalena Rybarikova, Jana Cepelova, Matej Liptak (captain)

Czech Republic: Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Barbora Zahlalova Strycova, Kveta Peschke, Petr Pala (captain)

Saturday OOP: Hantuchova v Safarova, Cibulkova v Kvitova

Belgium v USA

H2H: 1-5

Venue: Sportpalais Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Belgium: Kim Clijsters, Yanina Wickmayer, Kirsten Flipkens, An-Sophie Mestach, Sabine Appelmans (captain)

U.S.A: Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Melanie Oudin, Vania King, Liezel Huber, Mary Joe Fernandez (captain)

Saturday OOP: Wickmayer v Mattek-Sands, Clijsters v Oudin

It’s going to be a good weekend …

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Fed Cup: Warrior Princesses

Posted by gauloises1 on April 26, 2010

A little shout-out to some of the performers of the weekend.

How about Fed Cup debutante and recent Australian Anastasia Rodionova, who came back from a bagel to defeat Alona Bondarenko and take the legs out from under the Ukraine team?

Or little Bojana Jovanovski, who beat Magdalena Rybarikova to keep the tie alive?

Sam didn’t face the highest quality of opponents, but gets the nod for delivering two singles points for her team under pressure.

Daniela Hantuchova beat Jovanovski, notched up another victory over JJ in the singles, then teamed up with Magdalena Rybarikova to clich the tie in the doubles. Good girl.

And my lovely Wicky, after being effectively demoted for the comebackers, turned out to be the heroine. She did what Henin and Clijsters between them couldn’t and took two singles points, clinching the tie for Belgium.

Poor Andrea Petkovic. She played so well against Parmentier and then upset Rezai for Germany’s second point, only for a woeful performance with Barrois in the doubles to lose the tie and leave her in tears.

It would be remiss of me, however, not to recognise the fact that Coin and Cornet put in a fantastic performance when it counted.

It would also be remiss of me not to call attention to the hotness of Nicolas Escude.

Consider it done.

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Fed Cup Play-offs: Results

Posted by gauloises1 on April 26, 2010

Belgium 3 – 2 Estonia

R1 – K.CLIJSTERS (BEL) def. M.ANI (EST)
6-4  6-2
R2 – Y.WICKMAYER (BEL) def. K.KANEPI (EST)
6-2  4-6  6-1
R3 – K.KANEPI (EST) def. J.HENIN (BEL)
6-7(6)  6-4  6-3
R4 – Y.WICKMAYER (BEL) def. M.ANI (EST)
2-6  6-1  6-1
R5 – M.ANI / M.RUUTEL (EST) def. K.FLIPKENS / Y.WICKMAYER (BEL)
2-6  6-4  6-3

Ukraine 0 – 5 Australia

R1 – A.RODIONOVA (AUS) def. A.BONDARENKO (UKR)
0-6  6-3  7-5
R2 – S.STOSUR (AUS) def. M.KORYTTSEVA (UKR)
6-3  6-0
R3 – S.STOSUR (AUS) def. L.KICHENOK (UKR)
7-6(4)  6-3
R4 – A.MOLIK (AUS) def. M.KORYTTSEVA (UKR)
2-6  6-2  7-5
R5 – R.STUBBS / A.RODIONOVA (AUS) def. L.KICHENOK / N.KICHENOK (UKR)
6-2  6-7(2)  6-1

Germany 2 – France 3

R1 – A.PETKOVIC (GER) def. P.PARMENTIER (FRA)
6-3  6-2
R2 – A.REZAI (FRA) def. T.MALEK (GER)
2-6  6-3  6-0
R3 – A.PETKOVIC (GER) def. A.REZAI (FRA)
6-1  7-6(2)
R4 – P.PARMENTIER (FRA) def. J.GOERGES (GER)
7-6(4)  6-4
R5 – J.COIN / A.CORNET (FRA) def. S.LISICKI / A.PETKOVIC (GER)
6-3  6-1

Serbia 2 – Slovakia 3

R1 – J.JANKOVIC (SRB) def. M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK)
7-6(5)  6-3
R2 – D.HANTUCHOVA (SVK) def. B.JOVANOVSKI (SRB)
6-2  6-2
R3 – D.HANTUCHOVA (SVK) def. J.JANKOVIC (SRB)
7-6(2)  7-5
R4 – B.JOVANOVSKI (SRB) def. M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK)
6-1  7-6(4)
R5 – D.HANTUCHOVA / M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK) def. J.JANKOVIC / B.JOVANOVSKI (SRB)
6-4  6-3

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