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Australian and Dutch Fed Cup teams confirmed

Wednesday, 10 July, 2002

Optus Australian Fed Cup Captain Evonne Goolagong Cawley today confirmed Nicole Pratt [currently ranked 36 in singles], Alicia Molik [72], Evie Dominikovic [106], and Rennae Stubbs [currently ranked 2 in doubles] as the line-up which will take on the Netherlands in the upcoming Fed Cup World Group Play-off in Wollongong (July 20-21).

In accordance with the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) regulations, a nation's Fed Cup team must be nominated 10 days prior to the commencement of the Tie, but the Captain is not required to specify which players will play singles and doubles until the official draw on Friday 19 July.

The Dutch team will be represented by Miriam Oremans [94], Kristie Boogert [168], Amanda Hopmans [190] and Marielle Hoogland [270].

With less than a fortnight to go before the contest begins at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, Goolagong Cawley is excited by the prospect of leading her first Optus Australian Fed Cup team on home soil.

"I think there will be a great atmosphere in the indoor venue when we take on the Dutch in ten days time and I can't wait to lead the girls on the court in front of a cheering homecrowd," Goolagong Cawley said.

"This will be the first time in more than 30 years that I will be part of a Fed Cup team playing in Australia so I'm really looking forward to it. The Dutch team have some experienced players in Oremans and Boogert so it's going to be a close Tie."

Meanwhile Australia's No.1 singles player, Nicole Pratt is also keen to continue Australia's Fed Cup campaign, "I think we've got a very good chance to defeat the Netherlands.

"On paper we definitely have the better team, although you can never take anything for granted when players are representing their country in Fed Cup because it always brings out your best.

"Our strength is our great team bond and we have the added advantage of playing at home, so I'm confident we can do well."

Australia must win this Fed Cup Tie to remain in the elite 16-nation World Group in the 2003 competition.


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Amanda Hopmans is replaced by Silvana Bauer because Amanda is injured
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go nicole, shes ready to knock em down

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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Ugh Im surrounded by Dutchies

Go Aussies, you can do it
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Go Dutchies!!
Go Miriam, Go Kristie!!
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IT'S GONNA BE A PIECE OF CAKE FOR AUSSIES!!!!!!
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can anyone explain kristie boogerts game for me? interested to see how she goes

i know she pushed Henin at Wimbeldon last year really hard and thats about it

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Yes. Kristie is a very good grass courter - i remember she beat Julie-Halard in wimby on the grass once.
As far as i know she has a doublehanded backhand - right hander. She appears to stay at the baseline in singles although she must have some potential at the net coz of her good doubles record. She hits the ball quite solid and clean and but does not posses any huge weapons. - thats my take on her...
IMO nothing special as a singles player - but if she fires up she will do some damage from the baseline. You can never underestimate these girls - but i think Miriam is the better singles player.
With nicoles supreme fitness, consistency and forehand passing shot - she should have Kristie's number.
I hope its a good tie
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VMelb, not a bad description.

I think Miriam is a better singles player indeed but then on the other hand, she's been trough quite a lot the last weeks. Will she be able to handle that?

And then Amanda not able to play, I think that has done something with the group too. I think it's really gonna be hard for them

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Good Luck Australian girls!

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Whats up with Seda Noorlander?? unavailable?
Gee this tie will be a good one for the Aussies. Maybe Holland should have resurrected Yvette Basting for the tie...where is she anyway???

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