Czech's Consider Withdrawing from Fed Cup Due To War
Report: Czechs consider withdrawing from Fed Cup because of war
April 2, 2003
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- The Czech Republic might withdraw from its first-round Fed Cup match in the United States because of fears about a possible terrorist attack, a newspaper reported.
``Our feelings are based on what's going on in the world,'' Czech Tennis Association head Ivo Kaderka said, according to the Web edition of the Mlada Fronta Dnes daily.
The best-of-five Fed Cup series is scheduled for April 26-27 in Lowell, Mass. The Czechs will decide April 16 whether to play, the report said.
``We have not been contacted by the Czech Federation. We're looking forward to a sold-out Fed Cup event,'' U.S. Tennis Association spokesman David Newman said Wednesday.
Sisters Serena and Venus Williams have been chosen to lead the U.S. team. It would be the fifth time in Fed Cup history that the world's two top players will be on the same team. The United States has won a record 17 Fed Cup titles.
Good Luck: RENA, MATTEK, HAYNES, GULLICKSON, HARKLEROAD, RUBIN, GRANVILLE, LEE-WATERS, SCHNYDER, JACKSON, PERRY, KING, SUGIYAMA, PIERCE, TULYAGANOVA, IVANOVIC, KUZNETSOVA, MOLIK, DANIILIDOU, MEDINA GARRIGUES, PETROVA, PENNETTA, GOLOVIN, PEER, LI, SCHIAVONE, RAZZANO, ZVONAREVA, SPREM, SREBOTNIK, VINCI, & SAFINA