Re: Kuznetsova Won't Play on National Team: Will Challenge Justine on World No. 1
I see nothing here that justifies any critism towards Svetlana. As has been said before it is right that a player should strive to be the best they can be and I don't see anything wrong in Svetlana doing the things that put her in the best position to achieve that, even if it is a tough ask.
As for missing the Fed Cup, Russia, and thus Russia tennis players, are in a unique position concerning the Davis Cup. Whereas most countries, the US, Serbia, Czech Rep, France etc, sink or swim based on their top players participation, Russia has such depth that there is always going to be another good player to pick up for anyone who doesn't wish to play. Infact it is right, giving all the good players Russia has, that a Russian who has been a fixture on the team for a couple of years, steps back to give other players their opportunity. That is what Nastya did a few years ago after winning a couple of Fed Cups and that is what Svetlana is doing now.