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Lady
Apr 15th, 2005, 09:28 AM
That is not confirmed yet.
I guess today during QF on Eurosport, we might get confirmation!
It was announced yesterday during Venus-Tanya match!
Official reason - shoulder injury!

BTW, I got the info from saab95! :worship:

DEETHELICK
Apr 15th, 2005, 09:33 AM
That is very unusual, any reasons Lady?

On the tennisreporters website, it has another artcile that talks about Dementieva saying she does not think Sharapova will play for Russia. But as it is a members article and could not read it, I am not sure if it is based on the current tie in Italy or forever.

Russia could be a Fed Cup leader, however the tension and competitiveness at the very elite is crazy between them. Hopefully Nastya is not injured and she is doing it for rest.

Shoulderpova
Apr 15th, 2005, 09:37 AM
rumours :yawn:
If it's true so I think it's because of her poor results recently :yawn:

Lady
Apr 15th, 2005, 09:49 AM
That is very unusual, any reasons Lady?

On the tennisreporters website, it has another artcile that talks about Dementieva saying she does not think Sharapova will play for Russia. But as it is a members article and could not read it, I am not sure if it is based on the current tie in Italy or forever.

Russia could be a Fed Cup leader, however the tension and competitiveness at the very elite is crazy between them. Hopefully Nastya is not injured and she is doing it for rest.

I think her shoulder injury was mentioned as an official reason!
The guy that is in Fed Cup comitee is Russian ES comentator so he surely will comment on that, during today's match!
(In fact, I think he'll talk about that more, then about actual match ;) )

ajayares
Apr 15th, 2005, 10:18 AM
This what the tennisreporters have said.

Dementieva doesn't expect Sharapova to play for Russia
BTW: Dementieva told TR.net on Thursday that she doesn't expect Maria Sharapova to ever play Fed Cup for Russia. Sharapova declined to play for the Russian team that will face Italy next week, saying she was worn down. Dementieva is on the squad with Anastasia Myskina (who she said is having "personal problems"), Elena Bovina and Dinara Safina.
"I didn't think that she's ever going to play for Russia," Dementieva said. "I never thought she'd play for Russia. But I don't think it's about [not wanting to play on the same team with] Myskina."

Wombat
Apr 15th, 2005, 10:22 AM
Pull out/Shoulder injury.
Information provided by russian tennis federation press-secretary.

hablo
Apr 15th, 2005, 10:23 AM
:eek::eek:

So Nastya is having personal problems, according to Dementieva!! :sad:
(that sux!!! Hope all is well soon, Nastya!!! :angel: )

Princess Sarah.
Apr 15th, 2005, 10:49 AM
i seriously doubt it

Lady
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:07 AM
Pull out/Shoulder injury.
Information provided by russian tennis federation press-secretary.

So it's confirmed then? I'll try to find a link! :)

DEETHELICK
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:12 AM
Thanks for the info.

Poor Nastya, a bum shoulder and personal problems. A break is what she needs, maybe after RG she could take a break?

Glad to know Elena and Nastya are still close.

Spunky83
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Thanks for the info.

Poor Nastya, a bum shoulder and personal problems. A break is what she needs, maybe after RG she could take a break?

Glad to know Elena and Nastya are still close.

Yep and glad to see that Elena is spreading that fact around...what is it with tennis players "accidently" telling private stuff? I think it was Petrova who told everyone last year that Nastya was in a new relationship and now Elena :eek: ;)

However...no matter if this rumour is true or not, I wish Nastya all the best :sad:

Lady
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:42 PM
However...no matter if this rumour is true or not, I wish Nastya all the best :sad:

It's already is duscussed as a given fact on Russian forum, so it's almost 100% true.

Here I prefer til I have some source! ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Nastya :sad: :(

that shoulder isnt gonna get better even with rest :sad:
probably will require surgery sooner than later :bigcry:

xan
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:46 PM
The Italian tie could be tough.

DEETHELICK
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:47 PM
I'd like to give credit to Elena and Nastya's friendship and say that Elena probably defended Nastya's current form by providing an 'extra' detail. If she'd specfically revealed what the personal problems were, that would have been wrong.

And to be honest, with a girl like Nastya, you can believe that off court events may have a greater impact on her than someone like Elena. Nastya is very emotional.

:)

CooCooCachoo
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:49 PM
This is not too bad for the team, with Myskina's recent form.

Spunky83
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Nastya :sad: :(

that shoulder isnt gonna get better even with rest :sad:
probably will require surgery sooner than later :bigcry:

Very likely, yes. She already had a small tear last year and it certainly is even worse now, plus her shoulderblade thing...not good at all

saab95
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:03 PM
Vera Douchevina is the team.
confirmed

Wombat
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Wow Vera!Cool!

goldenlox
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:16 PM
What's interesting is that Tarpischev wouldn't let Lena D. play last year.
And Lena has to carry this team past Italy.

Chunchun
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:21 PM
What's interesting is that Tarpischev wouldn't let Lena D. play last year.
And Lena has to carry this team past Italy.
yes exactly what i m thinking now :D

Go LenaD :worship: you are now the leader ehhhhh

azmad_88
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:23 PM
OMG..i hope lenaD can win fedcup matches ..
tough italy team though...silvia and schiavone i think

Spunky83
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:28 PM
Hey! Elena da D has the weight of the world on her shoulders!!! :silly:

10nisfanofruz
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:31 PM
Vera Douchevina is the team.
confirmed

Why not Petrova? :confused:

jonny84
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Why not Petrova? :confused:

Yeah Vera does seem to be a strange choice - she's a good player but you would have thought some other of the many Russians would have been head hunted before.

Lemonskin.
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Why not Petrova? :confused:
Safina, Kirilenko too

azmad_88
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:38 PM
i was thinking kuznetsova or maybe linetskaya

goldenlox
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:40 PM
Safina, Kirilenko tooSafina is on this team.
I think the Lenas will be playing. They've both won Fed Cup matches, and they played doubles together recently.

Lemonskin.
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Safina is on this team.
I think the Lenas will be playing. They've both won Fed Cup matches, and they played doubles together recently.
Fair cop.

Epigone
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:56 PM
i was thinking kuznetsova or maybe linetskayaSveta asked to be overlooked for selection.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:58 PM
Vera :eek: on clay
now that is a strange choice

Lemonskin.
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:00 PM
Is Bovina in the team?

DEETHELICK
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Wow, Elena D is definitely in charge. Tarpischev needs her now more than she needs him. What a funny thing life can be :)

Good luck Elena (and Russia).

AlexB
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:03 PM
i think this is a good move by nastya because she should not be playing with this injury, and even if she did in the slump she is now there are no guarantees she would win anyway....rest up, fix the shoulder/personal problems and come back stronger than ever!

selyoink
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:07 PM
Poor Myskina.

Russia could lose this tie now. I don't understand why they would select Douchevina over Petrova, Likhovtseva, or Linetskaya.

cellophane
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Does this mean she is not playing the French?

goldenlox
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Does this mean she is not playing the French?The FO is still a long way away.
Russia has an incredibly deep team.
They don't bring Myskina, Sharapova and Kuznetsova, who are defending majors this year.
But Lena D. is #5. And Lena B. is top 15.

jmcfarla
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:24 PM
What is interesting is that last year Tarpischev kept loyal to the team that got Russia through the first round and kept faith with them for the rest of the tournament.

That meant no lena d or maria s, despite their great form last year. He got lucky that Myskina and for most of the year Vera Z & Svetlana played really well and they won the trophy. :)

But this Russian team, though probably good enough (thanks to the 2 Lenas) to beat Italy, is nowhere near as strong as last year; and at least 2 player off being Russia's best team (imo: Lena D; Lena B; with Sharapova; & Kuznetsova/Myskina depending on form).

What has really suprised me is that many of the back up choices Petrova/Zvonerava/Linetskaya/Kirilenko/Likhovtseva are also missing :confused: making the team look really weak and short of depth.

If Tarpischev decides to be loyal to this team I can't see anyway that Russia will retain the Fed Cup with the strong looking French/American teams in the tournament. :eek:

goldenlox
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:30 PM
One tie at a time.

RenaSlam.
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Hmm...sounds like she isn't even confident enough to play Fed Cup...LOL.

cellophane
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:32 PM
The FO is still a long way away.

Well, it's only a month away, and a "shoulder injury" sounds serious.

goldenlox
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:34 PM
Anastasia has a rotator cuff problem. But she doesn't want surgery.
I wouldn't be surprised if she trains up to RG, and skips all the red clay tournaments before it.
She only won one match on clay before RG last year.

JLDementieva
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:46 PM
This is really disappointing news, someone I think Nastya's pulling out is more than just shoulder problems, maybe Elena is right... but who knows.
But now it's up to Elena to lead the Russian team against the Italians :yeah:

goldenlox
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:48 PM
But now it's up to Elena to lead the Russian team against the Italians :yeah:First she has a match or two or three.
Then Fed Cup.

goldenlox
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:52 PM
This what the tennisreporters have said.

Dementieva doesn't expect Sharapova to play for Russia
BTW: Dementieva told TR.net on Thursday that she doesn't expect Maria Sharapova to ever play Fed Cup for Russia. Sharapova declined to play for the Russian team that will face Italy next week, saying she was worn down. Dementieva is on the squad with Anastasia Myskina (who she said is having "personal problems"), Elena Bovina and Dinara Safina.
"I didn't think that she's ever going to play for Russia," Dementieva said. "I never thought she'd play for Russia. But I don't think it's about [not wanting to play on the same team with] Myskina."It's going to be interesting to see how this plays out.