Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
Actually I would take into account which players would decide to prepare specifically for the tie, regardless of rankings. So, if a player would not play Amelie Island or Buidapest, and would spend a week in Moscow preparing for playing on fast indoors surface, than, if I were a captain, that would be a certain factor in selection. I.e., if Bovina plays Amelie Island or Budapest, while Dementieva practices indoors, I'd go for Dementieva.
Anyways, the bigger question is whether we should go and include player who, by their recent singles results and rankings, would have to be considered as a doubles specialist - like Elena L. or Nadya, or should we go for Nastya and three all-rounders - Elena D., Elena B. and Sveta? Or, given that the tie is not going to be difficult, should we use it to get another new player involved at #4 ( Dina or Vera?)