Re: ~Rennae Stubbs~
Stubbsy's blog part IV
Kharkiv,27 April 2010
It’s the morning after the victorious weekend. What a fantastic result for our Fed Cup team. The win was anchored by our world number 10 Sam Stosur and a terrific win by our rookie, Anastasia Rodionova. Now we are finally back into the World Group.
It’s been a long time coming and I have been around for it all, but we have finally achieved what we set out to do years ago, which was to get us back into the elite group for women's tennis.
I am proud of the way our team has stuck together over the past five years to achieve this goal. We have endured injuries, illnesses and retirements, but the one thing that has not changed throughout is our desire as a group to get back to where we belong.
I, along with Sam, Alicia, Dave Taylor and Nicole Bradtke have been the core of this group. and with the added efforts of our terrific staff, Dr Carolyn Broderick, Physio Melanie Omizzolo, media liaison Brooke Boger and our team manager Fiona Luscombe have seen it all. From our Bangkok trips, to Korea, Perth, Mildura and Switzerland, we’ve done it all.
And with the efforts of our rookie, Aussie Anastasia, and the team, winning the Fed Cup has become a reality.
I want to thank everyone on our team for making the journey a fun and at times nerve-racking occasion but, in the end, one that will always stay so vivid and memorable in our minds.
I hope we as a group and your support at home will continue and women's tennis in Australia will continue to grow. We have seen how this format brings out the best in us as individuals, but even more so as friends and teammates. Everyone on the team has pulled their weight and added to our success.
Australia Fed Cup champs in 2011? We will see ...
Thanks for the support back home everyone, all the best,