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Sandstorm
Apr 15th, 2002, 08:34 PM
Croatia will play without Iva Majoli against Czeh Republic in FED CUP!:( :(
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Zl@tko
Apr 15th, 2002, 08:51 PM
:sad: Why isn't she playing ???

With Czech team not in a good shape I hoped Croatia could win this ....

I hope she will rest and be prepeared well for Europen clay courts :rolleyes:

Sandstorm
Apr 16th, 2002, 12:45 PM
For CROATIA will play:

Silvija Talaja
Jelena Kostanic
Matea Mezak
Karolina Sprem

GOOD LUCK!!!:cool:

Johny
Apr 16th, 2002, 02:09 PM
I read an article about that today in the newspapers. Our captain Goran Prpic (for those who don't know him, he won Hopman Cup with Monica) did not want to call Iva because she refused to play for our team two times last year (against Italy and against Argentina). This time tables have turned. Iva wants to play and our captain doesn't want her. I agree with hime but I'm afraide that Croatia will lose this one with or without Iva.

Monica_Rules
Apr 16th, 2002, 02:19 PM
Good Luck to croatia:D

Zl@tko
Apr 16th, 2002, 08:34 PM
I just read it. According to the croatian paper Prpic talked about this with president of Croatian Tennis Association - Slaven Letica. But Letica doesn't want to involve in this. He said Prpic didn' get respond from Iva. But Iva told him she was trying to get in touch with Prpic, but she was unsuccesful. So probably "the communication problem".

Well Prpic was working with Iva when she won RG in 1997, but then their relationship hasn't been very good.

I don't understand, he knows they would have a bigger chance to beat Czechs with Iva. And she will be probably in Bol, because she's commited to play tournament here week after the FED cup.

:rolleyes:

Johny
Apr 19th, 2002, 11:57 PM
I just read an article about Croatian Fed Cup team and Iva Majoli. I will give it here in Croatian and if you want I can translate it to English.

Predsjednik hrvatskog teniskog saveza (HTS) Slaven Letica bez znanja Fed kup izbornika Gorana Prpića uvrstio je Ivu Majoli na popis tenisačica koje će konkurirati za nastup protiv Češke! Dakle, devet dana uoči Fed kup dvoboja osmine finala hrvatskih i čeških tenisačica u Bolu na Braču Letica je očito krenuo u obračun sa izbornikom Prpićem, za kojeg je rekao »kako je prekoračio svoje ovlasti«. A tek nakon što je u srijedu promijenio sastav, Letica je u četvrtak sastavio obrazloženje za javnost, u kojem između ostalog stoji:
»U srijedu, 17. travnja 2002. godine oko 16 sati, neposredno prije isteka krajnjeg roka za prijavu sastava teniske Fed kup reprezentacije Hrvatske Međunarodnoj teniskoj organizaciji (ITF), za susret u Bolu 27. i 28. travnja 2002. godine s Češkom, odlučio sam da ne prijavim – tog istog dana promijenjeni – sastav koji je predložio izbornik Goran Prpić: Silvija Talaja, Jelena Kostanić, Karolina Šprem i Ana Vrljić (koju je izbornik u zadnji čas predložio umjesto ozlijeđene i ranije najavljene Matee Mezak). Umjesto tog sastava, u skladu s mojom odlukom, glavna tajnica Suzana Knežević ITF-u je prijavila sastav: Iva Majoli, Silvija Talaja, Jelena Kostanić i Karolina Šprem.
Kao predsjednik HTS-a imam obvezu da pred članovima Upravnog odbora i pred sportskom (prije svega teniskom) javnosti objasnim razloge zbog kojih sam donio takvu odluku. Istodobno, ovlastio sam Suzanu Knežević da svim članovima Upravnog odbora proslijedi ovo Obrazloženje i da ih zamoli za izjašnjenje odobravaju li moju odluku ili ne. U slučaju da većina članova Upravnog odbora ne odobri spomenutu odluku, smatrat ću da sam donio pogrešnu odluku i, u skladu s tim, odmah ću podnijet neopozivu ostavku koja će stupiti na snagu neposredno po okončanju susreta u Bolu, 29. travnja 2002. godine. Želim, prije svega, kazati da mi je iskreno žao što sam bio prisiljen (okolnostima) donijeti odluku koja se može tumačiti kao uplitanje predsjednika HTS-a u područje koje se u načelu mora smatrati područjem stručne autonomije izbornika.
Radi se o odluci izbornika Gorana Prpića o izostavljanju trenutno najbolje rangirane naše tenisačice na listi WTA Ive Majoli iz sastava reprezentacije i to na samo za predstojeći susret s Češkom, nego, po svemu sudeći, na »neodređeno vrijeme«. Odluka tog tipa nije, po mom mišljenju, tek izbornička odluka već i eksplicitna stegovna odluka, za koju izbornik naprosto nema statutarno i običajno ovlaštenje.
Onog trenutka kad je Iva Majoli ispunila navodnu ključnu prepreku i uvjet (»mora me nazvati«) za ponovno pozivanje u Fed kup reprezentaciju mislim da je trebao promijeniti vlastitu odluku. Tu odluku on nije, nažalost, želio nikako promijeniti, te je tako prividna izbornička odluka zapravo postala svojevrsnom stegovnom, suspenzijskom odlukom, na koju naprosto nema pravo.
Fed kup susret s Češkom u Bolu za hrvatski je ženski tenis zasigurno najvažniji susret u ovoj godini, jer nam eventualna pobjeda u tom susretu osigura ostvarenje dvaju velikih ciljeva: opstanak u Svjetskoj skupini i mogućnost spektakularnog susreta s jednom od najatraktivnijih i najsnažnijih momčad i svekolikoj povijesti ženskog tenisa – reprezentacijom SAD-a. Upravo ti ciljevi i okolnost što je Iva Majoli ispunila temeljni »uvjet« koji joj je postavio sam izbornik Goran Prpić (da ga nazove) za povratak u reprezentaciju trebali su biti dovoljni razlozi za njeno prijavljivanje ITF-u.

tb
Apr 20th, 2002, 05:48 AM
it would be great if you could translate the article Johny. Go Croatia!! Congrats to Iva, would love to see her defeat Jen in final!

Johny
Apr 20th, 2002, 07:33 PM
I will translate just most importanat parts and I'm in the hurry so excuse my mistakes.

President of Croatian tennis federation Slaven Letica included Iva Majoli in the fed cup team without the knowledge of team captain Goran Prpic. ... On Thursday Letica made an explanation: "On Wednesday, 17th of April 2002. at 16 hrs just before deadline I decided not to send (changed) team which was presented by the captain Goran Prpic: Silvija Talaja, Jelena Kostanic, Karolina Sprem and Ana Vrljic (who was called at the last moment due to Mateja Mezak's injury). Instead of that I sent following team: Iva Majoli, Silvija Talaja, Jelena Kostanic and Karolina Sprem.
...
It is all about thet decision of Goran Prpic not to include our top ranked player Iva Majoli and not only for this match but for ever. I think that it is not captain's decision but some kind of disciplinarry decision and he has no authority to make that kind of decision.
...

That is it! I think you got the picture. Captain said that he will not accept Iva in the team. So we will see what happens.

tb
Apr 21st, 2002, 05:34 AM
Thanks for the translation, Johny. I sure hope Iva gets to play! I wonder how long Mezak has been injured because she has not played a tournament in a long while. Do you know what her injury is?

Greenout
Apr 21st, 2002, 01:31 PM
I like Kostanic alot. I'll have to cheer for Croatia too.
A couple of years ago they sent another youngster
to FED CUP in their match against ITALY and I can't
remember her name. That kid could play..what was
her name??

Master Lu
Apr 22nd, 2002, 01:45 AM
I have to say, I'm behind Iva 100%. Tennis is primarily a individual sport. If she decided playing for Croatian team did not fit into her schedual, and/or could lessen her chances in the tour, it was her decision, and it wasn't personal. Prpic obviously took it personal. He shouldn't have.

But anyway, she's playing, so good luck us!! :bounce:

tb
Apr 22nd, 2002, 06:41 AM
Greenout, I think you are probably referring to Matea Mezak who played against Casoni in singles and with Karolina Sprem in doubles. I have never seen her play but she has had some great results in ITF singles and doubles jr. events.

Greenout
Apr 22nd, 2002, 09:41 AM
Matea in that tie against Italy. It was indoor and
the quality was pretty high considering that everyone
except Kostanic were kind of greenhorns to Fed Cup.
That's the first time I seen Serra Zanetti play and she
was on fire too.

Back to Matea. I bet it was her, she was about 17 years
old and they kept her bench on the first day's rounds.

What surprised me was that most people assume that
these newbies can't play because they're still stuck in
TIER IV's or not ranked high enough to be in a slam;but
that's not true.

I enjoyed Croatia vs Italy and Germany vs Argentina
a whole lot.

TS
Apr 26th, 2002, 05:48 AM
It looks like Iva is playing after all :) You all may be aware of this, but I thought I'd post it just in case.

From her Charleston final interview...

"Q. You've had an up and down comeback since the shoulder surgery. Does this kind of give you some kind of feeling like it was all worth it?

IVA MAJOLI: Yeah. I mean, of course, it's all worth it, and like I said yesterday, it's only been like one or two months that I really were able to work hard after all these injuries, so I guess it's really paying off, and I'm going to continue. It's a tough schedule. I already have to be with the Fed Cup team leaving Tuesday morning and playing for Croatia against Czech in the weekend and then I'm playing Rome that next week, but most of the girls are doing that. We all have it the same at the end. So it's very tough for all of us, but I'm just going to keep working, get even in better shape. I think this week was so hot. I don't remember it being this hot here. So it made it very, very difficult."

croat123
Apr 26th, 2002, 08:07 PM
iva is playing...i think

Lola
Apr 26th, 2002, 10:04 PM
is she playing or is she not playing? :confused:

Lola
Apr 26th, 2002, 10:07 PM
ok, she IS playing. I am happy about this

Oizo
Apr 27th, 2002, 01:50 AM
She is playing! :D :D :D