I think the Czechs have the upper hand slightly because Lucie is much stronger than the Slovak number 2. But if Daniela wins both her singles then it will be tough for the Czechs as they don't have a great doubles record and Daniela is very experienced in doubles. But Nicole has a very good record against her & I definitely think Lucie has a shot against Daniela if she is on. I think it is going to be a very exciting tie - I just wish I could see it I think it will probably end 3-2 either way.
Ales Kodat, beau-père et entraîneur de la 8e joueuse mondiale Nicole Vaidisova, est pressenti pour diriger l'équipe de République tchèque de Fed Cup, rapporte mardi le quotidien Sport citant une "source bien informée".
M. Kodat, 40 ans, remplacerait à ce poste Tomas Petera, qui a démissionné en février, en raison de ses activités au sein d'une société pour la candidature de Prague aux jeux Olympiques d'été 2016 ou 2020. M. Kodat entraîne Vaidisova, aujourd'hui âgée de 17 ans, depuis l'âge de 8 ans. Il a ensuite épousé sa mère, Riana.
Sa nomination au poste de capitaine de l'équipe tchèque devrait être officialisée au cours de ces prochains jours, selon Sport. L'équipe tchèque, qui comprend outre Nicole Vaidisova aussi la finaliste du récent Open de Paris, Lucie Safarova (N.26), rencontrera les 21 et 22 avril à Bratislava les Slovaques, pour le compte du premier tour du Groupe Mondial II.
It may also be time to put up some young rookies like Cetkovska and maybe Hlavackova: they are very good dblz players who will go the lenght to prove themselves in a national tournament. Unlike other Czech WTA girls that have alienated themselves from the team effors by running the "girls on tour" rat race for too long...
Lucie Hradecka has been having great results in doubles. Perhaps she should be considered.
Well not only is she having great results, she's been having them with a fellow Czech, Voracova, maybe they could be called up as they are already a team and play together well.
They got to the semis last week in IW losing to the eventual winners Raymond/Stosur.
They also won a title last year in Portoroz together (although they won their semi via a retirement and the final via a walkover ), I was there and watched them play and they are a solid team.
I think it depends more on Daniela's singles because I see both Lucie and Nicole thrashing slovak No.2 be it either Cibulkova or Rybarikova. If Daniela can win both of her singles (which I hope but doubt ) let the doubles decide. Although you never know what to expect on clay.