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Yellow Moon
Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:30 PM
While this site was down, the Fed Cup selection for CZE-THA has been made:

http://sport.idnes.cz/tenis.asp?r=tenis&c=A060331_142559_tenis_elv (http://sport.idnes.cz/tenis.asp?r=tenis&c=A060331_142559_tenis_elv)

Here is how I read it:

Nicole will lead the field: she recovered fine from her minor shoulder injury and should be in good shape after her scheduled play at Amelia Island and Charleston.



Capt’n: Tomas Petera (same as last year…:p )

1. Nicole Vaidisova (#1 Saturday)

2. Iveta Benesova (# 2 Saturday)

3. Klara Koukalova (#2 Sunday)

4. Barbora Strycova (Sunday Dblz)


With no. 2 and 4 forming the tentative doubles team. There’ll be only the four of them because Lucie Safarova is currently training strictly on clay to defend her ’05 Estoril title the following week (and Thailand will be played on hard), and Kveta Peschke is still getting up to speed thru training after her two injuries earlier this year.

There’s also something in the bottom paragraphs (with typo’s?) about Petera trying out a new scheduling :confused: by arriving to Thailand only two days prior to the matches as opposed to the common (and logical) five days, to get acclimated and train on the actual match court. He came up with this schedule, “so the girls don’t have to suffer the 36 deg C heat and high humidity”. “You can’t do much training under such difficult climatic conditions” and “besides, the girls are used to arrive two days prior to their matches” . And of course, Petera is convinced they’ll win in Thailand :tape:. Their opponents: Tamarine Tanasugarn (152), Suchanan Viratprasert (190), Napaporn Tongsalee (254) a Montinee Tangphong (279).

Wiggly
Apr 6th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Really happy about it :) :bounce:
They will win for sure :)

Who bet the Doubles will be Vaidisova/Koukalova? :tape: :rolleyes:

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 7th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Well they shouldn't lose to Thailand.

Hope Barbora gets a chance to at least play the doubles.

SloKid
Apr 7th, 2006, 06:46 AM
Good luck!
They should win...

But Kookie in the doubles :tape:

Mathijs
Apr 10th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Nice looking team, the kinda team i was hoping for (pity Lucie isn't on the team)

Good luck to them, and Wig's i kinda agree, with Petera as coach you might never know what he chooses....

Anyway they should win indeed, Good Luck!

-sugi-
Apr 10th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Good luck Czech Republic

DutchieGirl
Apr 16th, 2006, 09:48 AM
Tammy isn't even playing anymore either!

(now I saw it Milan).

Yellow Moon
Apr 20th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Looks like Iveta Benesova will have the honors of starting the Fed Cup match-ups CZE agst THA in Bangkok on Saturday:
http://sport.idnes.cz/zapas-v-thajsku-zacne-benesova-dzp-/tenis.asp?c=A060420_141831_tenis_ma
She'll face Suchanun in the First match. It's not clear why Czech no.1 Nicole is not in that pole position but I guess Nicole is still the only one sure to be playing two singles matches that weekend. Regardless the line-up, it appears the Czech girls :kiss: are enjoying themselves in the Thai resort :angel: .

DutchieGirl
Apr 21st, 2006, 12:23 AM
Looks like Iveta Benesova will have the honors of starting the Fed Cup match-ups CZE agst THA in Bangkok on Saturday:
http://sport.idnes.cz/zapas-v-thajsku-zacne-benesova-dzp-/tenis.asp?c=A060420_141831_tenis_ma
She'll face Suchanun in the First match. It's not clear why Czech no.1 Nicole is not in that pole position but I guess Nicole is still the only one sure to be playing two singles matches that weekend. Regardless the line-up, it appears the Czech girls :kiss: are enjoying themselves in the Thai resort :angel: .

It's like Davis Cup - it depends on the draw. it must be Thailand #1 vs Czech #2 first. ;)

AniSkywalker
Apr 21st, 2006, 06:52 AM
Are there live score?

ufon1973
Apr 21st, 2006, 08:51 AM
no, there are no live scores on this Czech webpage

Mathijs
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:20 PM
Are there live score?

Yes, mostly Fedcup.com provides livescoring when the matches get underway, just check www.fedcup.com (http://www.fedcup.com) when the matches are being played, flashing boxes with Livescore on them show the livescores just click on them and you'll find them ;)

Here are some pics of the presentation between Thailand and the Czechs in Bangkok:

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2475_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2480_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2483_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2485_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2487_gallery.JPG

DutchieGirl
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:22 PM
What happened to Klara? :sad:

SloKid
Apr 21st, 2006, 11:31 PM
What happened to Klara? :sad:
What do you mean?

DutchieGirl
Apr 22nd, 2006, 05:50 AM
What do you mean?

She was meant to play one of the singles, but she isn't on the draw, and I don't see her in any of those pics... :shrug:

Mathijs
Apr 22nd, 2006, 10:47 AM
I have no clue, she should be there...

Sorry to say for the Iveta fans (yes this is comming from a fellow Iveta fan) but i think it was not a great choice to put Iveta on the first rubber, seen before that Iveta crumbles under the pressure in the FC, and she did it again, i think Klara would be the better choice.

Now Iveta lost tot Viratprasert 4-6 4-6 and the Thai are 1-0, Nikki should win so C'mon Nikki level it please!! :bounce:

Well if Nikki wins, then i would rather see Klara play the third rubber instead of Iveta....

If i were the coach i would have chosen Klara and Nikki to play singles and Iveta/Barbora in dubz...

SloKid
Apr 22nd, 2006, 11:04 AM
I think it's draw's fault that Iveta played first.

But I always thought that they can only nominate two players for singles, when the draw is made :scratch:
I might have been wrong.
I still think Klara will play tomorrow and hopefully clinch it for the Czechs :)

Wiggly
Apr 22nd, 2006, 11:32 AM
There's no ways Iveta is going to play tomorrow. She might not event plays Doubles.

“She played well and hit the ball pretty hard and put some pressure on me, but I gave her the opportunity to play that well so it’s my own fault,” said Benesova. “I made too many errors. I think I’m just not a team player. I’m too tight and play so much different to when I just play for myself. I think I will never play team matches again.”

From fedcup.com....

:o :o :o

DutchieGirl
Apr 22nd, 2006, 11:37 AM
Yeah, but I think they should have put Klara and the other singles player first, and then subbed her after... Well, I was wrong, coz I tipped Czech's to win 5-0! :lol:

Wiggly
Apr 22nd, 2006, 11:42 AM
Personally, I would not let Iveta play last Singles match if its count because you has some chances you will play Doubles :lol:

Mathijs
Apr 22nd, 2006, 05:39 PM
Well i have found some pics posted on Jirobkk's page (thanx Jiro, great as usual)

Very great pics worth a look at :

http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Fed_Cup/2006_Apr_20_THA_vs_CZE_Draw_Ceremony/default.asp

http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Fed_Cup/2006_Apr_22_THA_vs_CZE_Part_1/default.asp

DutchieGirl
Apr 23rd, 2006, 12:42 AM
:cool: :D

Wiggly
Apr 23rd, 2006, 10:07 AM
Czechs now leads 2-1

Nicole won 3-6 6-2 6-0 :bounce: Now Klara to close it out :)

DutchieGirl
Apr 23rd, 2006, 10:24 AM
:woohoo:

Go Klara! :D

Yellow Moon
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Well, the next Fed Cup draws are out: It's CZE vs FRA in France :rolleyes:. It could not have been much harder, imo :p. Surface is yet to be determined, but for sure Mauresmo will lead the pack. The Czech girls don't fare too well against Momo: only Kveta and Daja Bedanova were able to beat her on Amelie's bad day, and that's been only possible in the distant past. In the last three years, only Iveta Benesova and Renata Voracova were able to take her to three sets.
With Mauresmo will likely be Pierce, Dechy and Loit, all fighting hard to stop the fall from the Fed Cup top. The ragazze italiane found an effective recepy agst the (incomplete) filles francaises. Maybe Ta Ceska devcata will be able to do the same ;).

Wiggly
Apr 25th, 2006, 09:42 PM
:o ! Well, we know Iveta can beat Pierce :devil:

I think if any of Mauresmo or Pierce can't play, they have a shot.
But it's :fiery:

DutchieGirl
Apr 26th, 2006, 05:27 AM
Dayum!

Yellow Moon
Jul 11th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Fed Cup next week: Nicole, Lucie, Iveta and Kveta agst Momo, Dechy, Golovin and Loit. It's not gonna be easy for the Czech girls... Good luck to you, you'll need it ;)

Yellow Moon
Jul 23rd, 2006, 12:37 AM
Found a few funny pics of last year's Fed Cup team agst ITA. It's from a beneficiary action at the brand new Liberek Sports Arena where donors could purchase a clay tile and imprint their hand into it for posterity (or so I read it). The entire team did their hand imprint and got eternalized on the internet as well. Team building and goodwill seems to be a trademark of the czech tennis girls. Too bad the pics are of rather dubious quality:

http://arenaliberec.cz/img/darci/1661.jpghttp://arenaliberec.cz/img/darci/1657.jpg
http://arenaliberec.cz/img/darci/1660.jpghttp://arenaliberec.cz/img/darci/1659.jpg
(Klara's but on the left)

Yellow Moon
Jul 23rd, 2006, 02:43 AM
1 more! Too bad Jeleno quit posting: he would've loved to see Iveta in boots again...

http://www.activewellness.cz/img/pomahame-detem-skupinove-foto.jpg

Wiggly
Jul 23rd, 2006, 03:46 PM
Where the last photo was taken? :)

Yellow Moon
Jul 23rd, 2006, 09:03 PM
Where the last photo was taken? :)
Last December, gym AQuattro in Prague - Klanovice. Why?

Wiggly
Jul 23rd, 2006, 10:33 PM
Last December, gym AQuattro in Prague - Klanovice. Why?

I wanted to know. :lol:

Thanks so much for theses pictures! Girls are funny on these ;)