Join Date: Jul 2011
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Re: 2013 Fed Cup News & Pics - USA Names Team That Have Never Contested Singles Rubbe
Mary Joe has made some curious selections. Varvara over Christina or Madison? No Lisa Raymond for doubles? Matchups should go like this:
Singles Day 1
Vinci-ITA vs Stephens-USA Win for us.
Errani-ITA vs Lepchenko-USA No comment.
Errani/Vinci-ITA vs Hampton/Huber-USA Italy wins. Just a guess on our team. We know Liezel will be in there.
Singles Day 2
Errani-ITA vs Stephens-USA Stephens eeks out a close one.
Vinci-ITA vs Hampton-USA Have no idea. Slight edge to Italy, I guess.
Unlike the Davis Cup, where Courier knows he has a point locked up before the tie begins because of the Bryans, Mary Joe has no assurances and therefore cannot play around with the rest of the matches like he can. If Venus and Serena backed out, that's unfortunate, but nothing you can do. However, I feel she's made some rather curious choices here.
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