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Unhappy Sharapova will NOT play Fed cup in Italy tie

Sharapova left out of Russia team

Sharapova has yet to play in the Fed Cup
Maria Sharapova has been left out of Russia's squad for the Fed Cup first-round tie against Italy later this month.
Team captain Shamil Tarpishchev went to Miami last week to try and persuade the 17-year-old to join the squad.

"I spoke to her father and we decided not to include her," said Tarpishchev. "It is a burden to play all the tournaments in a row."

The team is Ana Myskina, Dinara Safina, Elena Bovina and Elena Dementieva.

Sharapova has yet to make her Fed Cup debut and denied speculation last week suggesting she was about to switch her allegiance to the US, where she has lived since childhood.

The Wimbledon champion was the subject of a row last year when French Open champion Myskina threatened to quit the Russian team if Sharapova was picked.

She was unhappy with the courtside behaviour of Sharapova's father Yuri Sharapov.




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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4412693.stm

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I think you should change the topic title. She definitely will play for Russia but not this time, for some reasons.
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sveta not in the team?

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I just changed it to 'this year'

Is that better?

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sveta not in the team?
Yeah, It looks pretty poor/weak for supposedly the greatest national force in female tennis

Myskina is their best player!!

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or perhaps Dementieva

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I just changed it to 'this year'

Is that better?
not yet
she may play for Russia in possible tougher tie against US (of course if Russia beats Italy)
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Hmmmmm. Very interesting...
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ah sorry - of course; changed

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Damnit.

Nice to see Lena D finally playing, Dinara too.


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ah sorry - of course; changed
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I don't know what the problem was this year.

It seems that Tarpischev had decided to ask her to play despite Myskina's strop. But in several interviews recently Maria has said that it all depends on her fitness at the time. It looks like she couldn't give Tarpischev the firm commitment he wanted.

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Safina ahead of Kusnetsova/Zvonareva/Petrova?
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Safina ahead of Kusnetsova/Zvonareva/Petrova?
yeah, that struck me as weired. Maybe they felt they could get by against Italy with some weaker players..... Give the others some experience. Maybe it's related to the surface they're playing on, or maybe it's just cos the others wanted to concentrate on singles.

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It seems that Tarpischev had decided to ask her to play despite Myskina's strop. But in several interviews recently Maria has said that it all depends on her fitness at the time. It looks like she couldn't give Tarpischev the firm commitment he wanted.
i thought the problem between them was resolved !!!
Myskina said in an interview they spoke together about it !!!

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