Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Night Club SS/ Orchestra
Lena's Fed Cup
Lena did a perfect job at the Fed Cup final by winning her two singles matches - defeating Pierce and Mauresmo (!) - both in three sets and in two long matches. She showed us that her service is going to be better (nearly 70% of first serves in both matches and really not many doubles faults) and she showed us that she is in a good mental condition, cause it wasn't that easy for her after the loss by Myskina yesterday to play a good match against Mauresmo (Mauresmo lead in career meetings with 5.3 I think). It wasn't that easy for her ,cause she knew that she had to win this match because Myskina isn't that strong at the moment and it would be difficult to play for her against Pierce if Lena would have lost the match against Mauresmo. Now she won it and Myskina hasn't that much pressure on her shoulders, cause the Russian doubles team is very strong and if Myskina would loose her match, the doubles team can get the last point.
So now the Russian team has a good chance to win the Cup again because of this two important victories by Lena!
Patty Schnyder, Anastasia Myskina
Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian
"I think I played well, I just finished at the wrong time."
Cellist at Kirilenko's Orchestra
Formerly known as "henner"