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Russia vs Australia

The draw has been made for the Fed Cup World Group first round tie between Russia and Australia in Moscow:

Anastasia MYSKINA (RUS) v Samantha STOSUR (AUS)
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) v Alicia MOLIK (AUS)
Anastasia MYSKINA (RUS) v Alicia MOLIK (AUS)
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) v Samantha STOSUR (AUS)
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA/Elena LIKHOVTSEVA (RUS) v Alicia MOLIK/Rennae STUBBS (AUS)



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russian will win i think. they are stronger in both the singles and doubles imo, australia may get 1 singles win but i dont think they will get much more possibley a doubles win but only because of the aussies serves (but the russians are great doubles players so the serves might not matter much). i actually want the russians to win albeit being an aussie however i do want stosur to get a couple of wins.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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Who withdrew?

Because Likhovtseva is now in there
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russian will win i think. they are stronger in both the singles and doubles imo,
Well Durrrrrr. State the obvious as reflected in the rankings


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Australia may get 1 singles win but i dont think they will get much more possibley a doubles win but only because of the aussies serves (but the russians are great doubles players so the serves might not matter much).
Um I think the serve has some importance in doubles, Stupid comment again!!!!


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I actually want the russians to win albeit being an aussie however i do want stosur to get a couple of wins.
Well why don't you go and live there you stupid knoll!!! But you're so dumb you probably wouldn't know where the airport was to catch a plane!
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Um I think the serve has some importance in doubles, Stupid comment again!!!!




Well why don't you go and live there you stupid knoll!!! But you're so dumb you probably wouldn't know where the airport was to catch a plane!
excuse you. but stosur can play great tennis and molik can upset higher ranked players sometimes so there is a chance that they can get some wins. in doubles maybe the serve has some importance but i do believe molik and stosur played together at wimby last year in doubles and lost like 2nd round the serve isnt everything in doubles and the russians especially kuznetsova are just as good doubles players as the aussies probably even better. and as for ur last comment, who are u to call ppl names wats wrong with supporting russia? just coz i live in australia doesnt mean i have to root for my country in every sport all of the time.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
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also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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Don't you remember who Stosur/Molik lost to??

the Williams sisters!!
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Don't you remember who Stosur/Molik lost to??

the Williams sisters!!
wateva my point is just having big serves doesnt wiin a match for you. the russians are better doubles players.

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also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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wateva my point is just having big serves doesnt wiin a match for you. the russians are better doubles players.
You talk such crap. Of course the serve is important if Molik and Stosur serve a high percentage of first serves in their matches they will most likely hold their service games easily thus putting more pressure on their opponents service games.

Whether its singles or doubles having an unreturnable blasting serve or huge kicking serve is a huge advantage but the challenge is getting a high percentage of these in. Doesnt matter how good a returner the Russians are, If Alicia is serving at 80% first serves you wont see a lot of returns coming back as the Russians will be lucky to get a racquet to the ball!

For these Aussie duo their serves are their weapons. For the Russians their serves are mediocre but their groundstrokes are perhaps more consistent and accurate. The Aussies know they are going to have to rely on their big serves and how well they serve will be a huge factor in how their matches turn out.
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im not saying big serves dont make a difference im saying big serves dont make or break the match. even thought the russians serves arent as good as the aussies their doubles games are much better volleys and groundies maybe even strategy which makes it just as easy for them to hold their serves plus the aussies returns are as good so their is less pressure for the russians their.

im not talking crap im not saying the serve isnt important, im talking fact.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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