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Lindsay and Fed Cup

The team to to play Germany was announced today here is the press release.

Davenport to compete in Fed Cup

Lindsay Davenport will have the chance to lead the United States to another Fed Cup title.
Team USA captain Zina Garrison on Wednesday named Davenport as part of the squad for the February quarter-final encounter against Germany.
Davenport will team up with Lisa Raymond, Ashley Harkleroad and Laura Granville against Germany on February 2-3 in La Jolla, California.
A former world number one and three-time grand slam winner, Davenport has won all 24 of her Fed Cup appearances since 1994, lifting the title in 1996, 1999 and 2000.
The United States and Germany have met in three Fed Cup finals since 1966. Team USA won in 1966 and 1982 while Germany captured the 1987 event.
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Tatjana Malek
Julia Goerges
Sabine Lisicki
Anna-Lena Groenefeld

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Good luck Lindsay!

Where is Lindsay next competing after Fed Cup?
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Memphis starting the 25th Feb and next tournament after that will be Indian wells starting 10th March

This would have to be the weakest Fed Cup team Lindsay ever played on that I can remember. It a blessing the German team is weak too. Lindsay might have to play the doubles as well as two singles matches.
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Good luck Lindsay & Team USA, even if it is a strange line up

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There is an interview on the Fed Cup wed site with Mary Joe talking about the tie between USA and Germany and she talks a little bit about Lindsay :

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/mediali...C_4211_mp3.MP3
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Davenport kicks off for USA

Lindsay Davenport will start proceedings for the United States against Germany's Sabine Lisicki in the opening rubber of the 2008 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group tie. The former world No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam singles champion is making her first singles appearance in the United States since the 2006 US Open.

The full draw is as follows:

Saturday
Lindsay Davenport (USA) v Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Ashley Harkleroad (USA) v Tatiana Malek

Sunday
Lindsay Davenport (USA) v Tatiana Malek (GER)
Ashley Harkleroad (USA) v Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Lisa Raymond / Lindsay Davenport (USA) v Anna-Lena Groenefeld / Julia Goerges (GER)

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Davenport ready for Fed Cup journey into the unknown


By Mark Lamport-Stokes

LA JOLLA, California, Feb 1 (Reuters) - United States number one Lindsay Davenport is preparing for the relative unknown in this week's Fed Cup world group first round tie against Germany.

Davenport, who returned to the court last September after an 11-month absence to have a baby, will play singles matches on Saturday and Sunday against opponents she barely recognises.

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"That's happened to me a lot recently," Davenport told a news conference on Friday after being drawn to meet Sabine Lisicki in the opening encounter at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

"After taking a year off, there have been a lot of players who, since I've come back, I haven't known that much about.

"So for me that means I need to focus on my game and what I need to do well," added the former world number one. "No matter what event I'm at, I always feel like my job is to take care of myself and my game.

"I'm just going to take it that's it in my hands. I feel like if I play really well, I'll be in control of my match."

PAYING ATTENTION

U.S. number two Ashley Harkleroad takes on Germany's top-ranked Tatjana Malek in the second singles match on Saturday and Davenport plans to pay close attention.

"I'll definitely go out there and watch Ashley play so I can get a sense of how my opponent will play first thing on Sunday," the 31-year-old American said. She will meet Malek in the reverse singles.

"Luckily I always have someone who reports back to me on how other people play: my coach. Here I have a whole team support of people that do that."


Davenport, a former Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open champion, is delighted to be back in the Fed Cup environment after almost three years away.

"It's really exciting," said the Californian, who last represented her country in the team competition in the 2005 quarter-final against Belgium.

"When I decided to come back, I definitely made a commitment to Fed Cup for hopefully the full year and to be part of the Olympics. Representing my country is something I have always taken great pride in and have enjoyed immensely."

Davenport, who gave birth to a son, Jagger, last June before mounting a triumphant WTA Tour comeback, has a win-loss record of 31-2 in Fed Cup play where she has gone 25-2 in singles matches and 6-0 in the doubles.

She made her Fed Cup debut in 1993 and has led her country to five finals and titles in 1996, 1999 and 2000.

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Audio interview with Lindsay : http://www.fedcup.com/shared/mediali...C_4314_mp3.MP3

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Hope she can keep up the good record. Lisicki and Malek have had some good results recently (especialli Lisicki who beat Safina just recently). Lindsay should be alright though.

I am really pleased Ashley is playing aswell! I hope she does well.
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Not surprised by the US line up at all. Ashley is the logical choice to playthe second singles but it looks like Lindsay winning three matches won't be easy. Sorry if I'm a bit behind my computer blew up again and I haven't been on in a day or so.
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what time do they play in Australian time?

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Love the article I was reading this morning that Lindsay and her team mates have to have the tie won before the super bowl starts so Jon can watch it. I wonder if it goes down to a deciding doubles rubber that Lindsay will be involved with, will Jon watch Lindsay play or the super bowl?
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I think Lindsay will win all three matches and will do so in straight sets!!

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What is happening with Lindsay?
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Is anyone watching this match? why cant espn cover the fedcup anymore? Is linds hurt or something, she is playing like crap and lost 1-6....hello? are there any fans out there

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Lisicki took the first set of Lindsay, 6-1.

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