As expected. I was sure that there is really no choice in slection this time. She had to choose between injured Nastya and injured Lena. Apparently he no longer trusts lena. Or maybe Lena's injury is less fake..
Glad to see Vera having no bitterness after not being selected for Athens and happily joining the team.
"..just knowing that as long as i choose life, there is hope."
If both Nastya and Lena were seriously injuried he would choose Nadia or somebody else. Seems Nastya's toe is not that bad and she can play. But for sure it would be better for her to rest, seems she really likes and wants play for Russia. Lena L for doubles with Sveta good and obvious choice, and Vera is good too, on clay she is one of the best.
Oh yeah, sorry I forgot. Then yeah seems like she had to pick Nastya or Lena. Then I think nastya is more confident for him, she played in every round sine last year, she's basic Russian Fed Cup player.