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Fed Cup 2008

Budapest, Hungary 31 Jan - 2 Feb indoors?

Who will be in the team?

Anne
Katie
Melanie
Naomi
Bally
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Georgie

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Re: Fed Cup 2008

Being indoors on hardcourt is amazing for GB and gives us a fighting chance imo

As I said on gbtennisgirls, for me it depends on the speed of the indoor court, if its lightening quick like some european indoor events, I think Mel and especially Sarah are in with a great chance. But its hard to look past Anne, Katie, Bally and Naomi
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Re: Fed Cup 2008

Europe/Africa Zone Group I,

Budapest, Hungary: carpet (indoors) w/c 28 January

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Re: Fed Cup 2008

Anne, Katie, Bally......if injured or ill.....throw Naomi and Mel into the mix!
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Re: Fed Cup 2008

After seeing how Anne did well in Kolkata on a similar surface, she should be top of the list
If Bally can get her serve going, she will be tough indoors
Then it comes to the tough part: Katie, Naomi, Mel, Sarah or Georgie
Sarah has always done well on quick surfaces, but seeing as she has been struggling with injuries lately I don't think she should be first choice, but definitely a hitting partner for the girls. Naomi has also been a little disappointing after her promising start, but she is more consistent than Mel, who has a good opportunity to climb the ranks after her poor start to the year. Katie also seems to do well on fast surfaces, but will she want to focus more on getting her ranking up...
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Re: Fed Cup 2008

Team is

Anne
Bally
Naomi
Mel

Good luck

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Shocked to see Katie not in the team Maybe Nigel wants her to focus on playing WTA events
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im surprised there is no katie and georgie, maybe they are hoing to get rankings up..

Mel and Bally for doubles they could really out power some teams
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I was surprised Katie wasn't on there either, but then again I don't know what her indoor record is. Maybe that came into play???? I know Bally does well on the indoor courts as does Anne. Bally and mel would be interesting for doubles as both are heavy hitters and when Bally's serve is on....it's ON!
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Katie (replaced injured Naomi), Anne, Bally and Mel are the team. Draw is out Tuesday.

Bally and Mel would be a strong pair for doubles.

Good luck Team GB

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Katie (replaced injured Naomi), Anne, Bally and Mel are the team. Draw is out Tuesday.

Bally and Mel would be a strong pair for doubles.

Good luck Team GB
but Mel is training alot with Anne
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Well trhe draw out Tuesday and play starts Wednesday......Good Luck girls!!!!
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Mel has said in her interview that she is going to play some doubles tournaments with Anne as they have been training together recently with coach Simon Walsh but Fed Cup is up to Nigel Sears will he put Mel/Anne or Mel/Bally?

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Fed Cup is up to Nigel Sears will he put Mel/Anne or Mel/Bally?
Before squad was selected I thought Mel/Bally was the obvious choice, but actually Mel/Anne might be the smarter choice because of Anne's movement.

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Great that we have a choice in our GB team. Draw out later today

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