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Vera Zvonareva is OUT of the Fed Cup Final, Kirilenko is playing singles

Shoulder is still too sore, Replaced By Elena Vesnina.

first day draw: Kirilenko will play Kvitova, Kuznetsova against Safarova.

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Re: Vera Zvonareva is OUT of the Fed Cup Final

Vesnina vs Safarova Czech's chances are getting better.
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So you think they're going to play Kutzie or Pav's vs Petra, or they may try both?

I hope this doesn't psyche out the Czech team, and make them think it's easy now. Russia still has some good players, who can play very well on any given day. Don't sleep!

PS: I see Vera would rather blow her shoulder out for the money and the points at YEC, than to preserve it for Fed Cup.
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I see Vera would rather blow her shoulder out for the money and the points at YEC, than to preserve it for Fed Cup.
That's a little unkind. So would most top 10 players if it came down to it.

This is a big blow for the Russians. Not only is Vera their best singles player but she's a very handy doubles player as well. This weakens them in three rubbers.
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@Imperfect Angel

So you think they're going to play Kutzie or Pav's vs Petra, or they may try both?

I hope this doesn't psyche out the Czech team, and make them think it's easy now. Russia still has some good players, who can play very well on any given day. Don't sleep!

PS: I see Vera would rather blow her shoulder out for the money and the points at YEC, than to preserve it for Fed Cup.
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That's a little unkind. So would most top 10 players if it came down to it.

This is a big blow for the Russians. Not only is Vera their best singles player but she's a very handy doubles player as well. This weakens them in three rubbers.
I disagree. Vesnina has proven she's a handy doubles player, and her skill vs. Vera in doubles is extremely close.

The one thing going for Kirilenko is she really can fire up a crowd. Take a look at her match against Azarenka last year in Moscow. If she brings that fire, and keeps it close against Petra, the crowd could egg towards a possible upset.
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Re: Vera Zvonareva is OUT of the Fed Cup Final, Kirilenko is playing singles

Don't screw up your H2H, Kiri
Nice that Sveta won't play first, she'll be more calm and determined, I think, feeling less pressure
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id choose pavs instead of sveta right now...

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Sveta-Lucie is 2nd singles.

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As a Petra fan, I'm almost more worried about MaKiri (whom I love as a player). She might have the best hands at net of any singles player on tour right now. She also has a game that is already predicated on craftiness, touch, and placement rather than power, so she won't be dismayed at Petra's superiority in the latter department. And she's relatively tough mentally. An overachiever who loves to pull the upset. Whereas Bepa would have been an even match, with a favorable H2H record against Petra, that would have been some extra motive for a much-improved Petra to beat her. I don't know MaKiri's H2H with Petra.

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I just wish Li'l Masha had a better serve. She could be top ten if she did.

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Not that Russia stood any chance in the first place but now just NO, NO chance in hell they will win!
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