Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Piccadilly Circus
Re: 2013 Fed Cup
World Group I
 [H] Italy vs. USA
Rome, Italy (Clay)
S1: Benedetti (ITA) def. Casanova (USA) 76(3) 76(7)
S2: Johnson (USA) def. Torres (ITA) 76(0) 46 76(2)
Casanova clearly can't handle the pressure of representing her country in Fed Cup. She vows that she will never be a captain again after epic fail against Spain last year, yet she decided to keep the job. Will it haunt her for the rest of her career? Johnson feels weight on her shoulders for the USA and beating a past peak Torres on clay.
 [H] Europe At-Large vs. Asia At-Large
Thessaloniki, Greece (Clay)
S1: Pryde-Degman (ASIA) def. Nemayeva (EUR) 76(6) 62
S2: Im (ASIA) def. Tenesova (EUR) 76(4) 76(2)
The Asian players have no problem adapting to clay surface and defeated their European opponent in straight sets.
 [H] France vs. Australia
Paris, France (Clay)
S1: Mathieu (FRA) def. Pemovic (AUS) 57 75 76(3)
S2: Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Mesane (FRA) 26 64 64
That was full of dramas and horrors and by horrors, I mean quality in both matches were incredibly shocking. Pemovic, who's playing her last event before retirement, played poor against a newcomer and a frustrated Hingisafrilia walked out the court after the match and yelled at Pemovic, "I can't deal with you anymore". Hingisafrilia came back the court for her match, lucky for her, Mesane choked at 4-1 in both second and third set.
 [H] Sweden vs. Poland
Stockholm, Sweden (Hard)
S1: Sczotka-Strozna (POL) def. Patersson (SWE) 26 76(2) 63
S2: Wojnarowska (POL) def. Cornetsson (SWE) 76(5) 75
Patersson came into the event as the newest Grand Slam champion and clearly still in heaven; she was unable to win her match against Sczotka-Strozna. Can Sweden still win tomorrow?
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