It's really official now since the Russian Fed Cup team didn't pick Elena for the semifinals and finals. Let's hope for even better results and an even bigger serve in 2005!
Lineups announced for Fed Cup semis
November 15, 2004
MOSCOW (AP) -- Anastasia Myskina and Svetlana Kuznetsova will lead Russia's Fed Cup team when it plays Austria in this month's semifinals. Defending champion France will feature Amelie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce in the other semifinal against Spain, which has won this event five times.
The International Tennis Federation announced the lineups Monday for the conclusion to the top team event in women's tennis, which will be hosted by Moscow for the second straight year. The semifinals are Nov. 24-25 on indoor carpet at Krylatskoye Ice Stadium, with the finals Nov. 27-28.
Russia, hoping to win its first Fed Cup title, boasts two of the game's top five players. Myskina is ranked No. 3 third and Kuznetsova, the U.S. Open champion, is No. 4. Also on the team are No. 11 Vera Zvonareva and No. 24 Elena Likhovtseva.