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Hercules
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:31 PM
Who will win ?

Hercules
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:41 PM
World Group 2004
1st Round
Centro Tenis La Manga Club, ESP
Stadium Capacity: 1200
24 April - 25 April 2004
Day 1: 1300hrs (GMT 1100hrs)
Day 2: 1130hrs (GMT 0930hrs)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Dunlop Fort All Court


Spain

Conchita Martínez
María Antonia Sánchez Lorenzo
Marta Marrero
Virginia Ruano Pascual

Team Captain: Miguel Margets

Switzerland

Patty Schnyder
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Myriam Casanova
Martina Lautenschlager

Team Captain: Zoltan Kuharszky

Tie preview

This is the second meeting in Fed Cup between these two nations. Spain won their only previous encounter in World Group Final in 1998 in Geneva. Fielding the most successful Fed Cup player in the event's history, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario along with Conchita Martinez, Spain looked the favourite going into the Final despite Switzerland being able to count on the-then world No. 1, Martina Hingis. The match-up turned into an epic encounter and it took the deciding fifth doubles rubber for Spain to edge out victory.

Ticket information

€10 - 1 day ticket

€18 - 2 day ticket

Head to head

1998 ESP d. SUI 3-2 in SUI (http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=20005147)

World Group I - Final Palexpo Hall, Geneva, SUIHard (I)19 Sep - 20 Sep 1998

R1 - A.SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) def. P.SCHNYDER (SUI) 6-2 3-6 6-2
R2 - M.HINGIS (SUI) def. C.MARTINEZ (ESP) 6-4 6-4
R3 - M.HINGIS (SUI) def. A.SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) 7-6(5) 6-3
R4 - C.MARTINEZ (ESP) def. P.SCHNYDER (SUI) 6-3 2-6 9-7
R5 - C.MARTINEZ / A.SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) def. M.HINGIS / P.SCHNYDER (SUI) 6-0 6-2

*JR*
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:57 PM
Who is this "new Martina" anyway? :confused:

daniela86
Apr 22nd, 2004, 08:15 PM
My prediction: Spain def Switzerland 3/2
Martinez d Schnyder
Martinez def Gagliardi
Schnyder def Sanchez Lorenzo
Gagliardi def Sanchez Lorenzo (But I'm not 100% sure)
Martinez/Ruano def Schyder/Gagliardi or Schnyder/Casanova

*JR*
Apr 23rd, 2004, 01:38 AM
My prediction: Spain def Switzerland 3/2
Martinez d Schnyder
Martinez def Gagliardi
Schnyder def Sanchez Lorenzo
Gagliardi def Sanchez Lorenzo (But I'm not 100% sure)
Martinez/Ruano def Schyder/Gagliardi or Schnyder/Casanova
How long does the ITF permit between serves? :lol:

Rothes
Apr 23rd, 2004, 04:12 AM
Martina Lautenschaluger JR

Chunchun
Apr 23rd, 2004, 04:55 AM
Conchita Martinez vs. Patty Schnyder ...:haha: :haha: :lol: :banana:
Cant wait to c this match!

My predicitions:
Martinez def. Schnyder
Martinez def. Gagliardi
Schnyder def. Sanchez Lorenzo
Sanchez Lorenzo def. Gagliardi
ESP doubles team def. SUI doubles team

ESP def. SUI 4-1

switz
Apr 23rd, 2004, 05:50 AM
i really don't see manu playing singles in this tie. as much as a like her i just think it hands to 2 rubbers to spain with her current singles form. although myriam is unpredictable i also think she is much more capable of beating anyone in the spanish team if she can fire early and not let them into the match.

switzerland 5-0

Patty def Sanchez-Lorenzo 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Myriam def Martinez 6-3, 6-3
Patty def Martinez 6-2, 6-2
Myriam def Marrero 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Martina/Manu def Vivi/Marta 6-2, 6-3