That is very unusual, any reasons Lady?
On the tennisreporters website, it has another artcile that talks about Dementieva saying she does not think Sharapova will play for Russia. But as it is a members article and could not read it, I am not sure if it is based on the current tie in Italy or forever.
Russia could be a Fed Cup leader, however the tension and competitiveness at the very elite is crazy between them. Hopefully Nastya is not injured and she is doing it for rest.
Elena Dementieva AFR