Lena D. on Maria Sharapova's Fed Cup plans
taken from Reuters:
Dementieva welcomed the announcement that U.S. Open champion Maria Sharapova wanted to join Russia's Fed Cup campaign next season.
Russia have been drawn at home against Spain in the first round in April.
"If she (Sharapova) plays it's going to be very helpful for the team," said Dementieva. "She's a very strong player and we have a lot of chances to win if she's playing."
Anastasia Myskina once said she would refuse to play if Sharapova's father Yuri was present.
But Dementieva dismissed the idea of unrest in the Russian camp.
"I don't see any problems with her father," said Dementieva.
"He's an emotional guy but it is nothing to do with his daughter. Maria is a nice girl and I don't see any problems."
My 3 favorite players are: Patty Schnyder ~ Roger Federer ~ Martina Hingis
Other players: Belinda Bencic ~ Kim Clijsters ~ Timea Bacsinszky ~ Elena Dementieva ~ Stefanie Voegele ~ Anna Kournikova ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Vera Zvonareva ~ Daniela Hantuchova ~ Elena Bovina ~ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ~ Monica Seles ~ Jennifer Capriati ~ Serena and Venus Williams ~ Klara Koukalova