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pierce0415
Mar 20th, 2007, 08:18 PM
we are less than a month away from this year's first Fed Cup Ties ... besides Belgium, have any other teams announced their teams yet? The recent injuries to Lena Dementieva and illness of Amelie Mauresmo make them very questionable for their ties

World Group I

USA (confirmed: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, ?, ?) - I expect Perry and King to fill out this team
v BELGIUM (confirmed: Flipkens, Maes, Wickmeyer, Hendler)

RUSSIA (confirmed: Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Petrova, Dementieva (injured)) - if Lena is not healthy, will probably be replaced by Chakvetadze
v SPAIN (?, ?, ?, ?)

FRANCE (most likely: Mauresmo (injured), Golovin, Dechy, Bremond)
v JAPAN (most likely: Sugiyama, Nakamura, Morigami, ?)

CHINA (most likely: Na Li, Peng, Zheng, Yan)
v ITALY (most likely: Schiavone, Santangelo, Pennetta, Vinci)

Linnie
Mar 20th, 2007, 08:27 PM
France - If Amélie doesn't play, I think it'll be Golovin, Dechy, Bremond and Loit. Emilie tore up the clay recently :)

Demska
Mar 20th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Russia look leathal.

AJZ.
Mar 20th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Mauresmo won't play the tie? Won't she be okay in a month?

If she doesn't play, though, Japan actually has a chance :eek:

-sugi-
Mar 20th, 2007, 09:45 PM
I don't know the Japanese team. You never know with Ai, she often enjoys giving up her place to give younger girls a chance, but now they are in the top group she should not be able to do this. If Shinobu was still here she would have taken the last place. My presumption is, since Ai and her will try to do the olympics Ayumi Morita will take the last place if they send Ai, Aiko and Akiko. Erika is the Japanese #4 though on rank :o

paranr
Mar 20th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Israel VS Canade, Israel is the favorite with Shahar, Smashnova and Obziller.

BARBIE
Mar 20th, 2007, 09:52 PM
The Russian team is scary :scared:

BARBIE
Mar 20th, 2007, 09:53 PM
France - If Amélie doesn't play, I think it'll be Golovin, Dechy, Bremond and Loit. Emilie tore up the clay recently :)


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

.Andrew.
Mar 20th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Healthy Venus & Serena equals total domination. I feel bad for Belgium. Ouch not Kim or Justine.

Russia looks very lethal :unsure:

Viktymise
Mar 20th, 2007, 09:59 PM
lena isin't playing Fed Cup against Spain unfortunatley :sad: Tarpischev confirmed a while back :(

Sprem will not play for Croatian Fed Cup team, and its likely to be Lisjak and Ancic, not sure about the others

ce
Mar 20th, 2007, 10:01 PM
serbia:jankovic is playing,ivanovic wont play:mad:

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 20th, 2007, 10:14 PM
Russia and USA :scared:

maddyus
Mar 20th, 2007, 11:45 PM
i guess that in the Italian team Garbin will play instead of Vinci.
So it will be Schiavone,Garbin,Santangelo,and Pennetta.

jamatthews
Mar 20th, 2007, 11:47 PM
i guess that in the Italian team Garbin will play instead of Vinci.
So it will be Schiavone,Garbin,Santangelo,and Pennetta.

Vinci is their Doubles point in the bank, surely they won't drop her for Garbin?

Lunaris
Mar 20th, 2007, 11:48 PM
Vaidisova, Safarova, Hantuchova, Cibulkova

Or Levy
Mar 20th, 2007, 11:50 PM
Russia really outta take it, I mean - MY GOD!! All of them are top 10!

stefi62
Mar 20th, 2007, 11:50 PM
i guess that in the Italian team Garbin will play instead of Vinci.
So it will be Schiavone,Garbin,Santangelo,and Pennetta.

I don't think so! Roby hasn't been beaten yet in Fed Cup in doubles, she'll be chosen for that. So Tathy is most likely to be left out.
But can't they take 4 players and 1 substitute?

davidmario
Mar 21st, 2007, 12:31 AM
I think the czech team will be again:

c
vaidisova, hantuchova, peschke(for doubles), benesova?

Lunaris
Mar 21st, 2007, 03:24 AM
I think the czech team will be again:

c
vaidisova, hantuchova, peschke(for doubles), benesova?
:tape:

Although I would love to see it. :p

John.
Mar 21st, 2007, 03:36 AM
Russia should be the winners. Awesome team

maddyus
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:51 PM
I don't think so! Roby hasn't been beaten yet in Fed Cup in doubles, she'll be chosen for that. So Tathy is most likely to be left out.
But can't they take 4 players and 1 substitute?

I have no idea, its hard b/c italians are not doing good for the moment!:help:
Well in the final last year there was Tathy as substitute,i guess they can!

saki
Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:08 AM
Russia really outta take it, I mean - MY GOD!! All of them are top 10!

There are a couple of strong teams besides Russia and the USA - Italy has a very solid team, I think they could defend their title. France, similarly - even if Amelie doesn't play, they have a good team. With Safarova's recent rise in form, the Czech Republic are looking good too if Vaidisova plays too.

Jessie181
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:14 AM
There are a couple of strong teams besides Russia and the USA - Italy has a very solid team, I think they could defend their title. France, similarly - even if Amelie doesn't play, they have a good team. With Safarova's recent rise in form, the Czech Republic are looking good too if Vaidisova plays too.

Yeah, definitely. If Vaidisova plays, the Czech Republic will definitely look a whole love more solid.

But, obviously, Russia and the USA have GOT to be the favorites.

hu2891601
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:21 AM
a question here: is Czech Republic and Slovak considered as one country?? cause i think they're not? i might be wrong. Vaidisova and Safarova are from Czech Republic, and Hantuchova is from Slovak, so how can they possibly be on the same team?

FLL
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:25 AM
Israel VS Canade, Israel is the favorite with Shahar, Smashnova and Obziller.

They way Aleksandra, Stephanie and company are playing, you are right about Israel being the favourite. However, with this being played on fast carpet, I think we have a slight chance.. We would have to win both single match against Anna or Tzipi and win the doubles... Cuz I don't see any of the Canadians beating Shahar right now.. not even close! After thinking about it, I don't think we'll win the doubles either :lol: I'm predicting a 4-1 loss :sad: I was more optomistic when they made the draw cuz the girls were playing much better!

Lunaris
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:35 AM
Vaidisova plays, her stepfather is the new captain of czech Fed Cup team. And no, Czechia and Slovakia are not the same country, in fact they play each other in april.

hu2891601
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:06 AM
Vaidisova plays, her stepfather is the new captain of czech Fed Cup team. And no, Czechia and Slovakia are not the same country, in fact they play each other in april.

oh, thanks! cause people put those name together, so i thought they're teammates? lol, so they play against each other, that makes sense.

pierce0415
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:47 PM
I think China has a great shot to take out defending champs Italy

pc44013
Mar 25th, 2007, 01:23 PM
I think:

In France: Bartoli, Loit, Dechy, Golovin may play single or doubles.
In Czech: Vaidisova & Safarova may play single, Koukalova-Zakopalova & Birnerova may play doubles.
In USA: King & Shaughnessy may play single or doubles with Serena & Venus.


What do you think?

stefi62
Mar 25th, 2007, 01:36 PM
I think:

In France: Bartoli, Loit, Dechy, Golovin may play single or doubles.


What do you think?


I don't think Bartoli would, her father has problems with French federation. I'd put Séverine Brémond instead!

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 25th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Swedish Team (My Predictions)

Sofia Arvidsson
Johanna Arvidsson
Michaela Johansson
Mari Andersson or Nadja Roma or Hanna Nooni

I would Give Nooni the final spot espically as its on clay !

Alvarillo
Mar 25th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Spain (i think): Anabel Medina, Lourdes Dominguez, Virginia Ruano & ....?

santhuruu
Mar 25th, 2007, 02:52 PM
USA has confirmed both Williams sisters, so there are four more to select? Maybe Vania King and Jill Craybas? Well maybe Jackson recoverd from her knee thing and maybe she will be entered in the team?

Wiggly
Mar 25th, 2007, 03:28 PM
I think:

In France: Bartoli, Loit, Dechy, Golovin may play single or doubles.
In Czech: Vaidisova & Safarova may play single, Koukalova-Zakopalova & Birnerova may play doubles.
In USA: King & Shaughnessy may play single or doubles with Serena & Venus.


What do you think?

Never. Maybe Birnevora but not Klara. No chances.

Jogi
Mar 25th, 2007, 03:34 PM
german FC-team will be interesting...
ALG - BIG ?
Muller and Schruff are banned, as well as Kloesel (:( )
remaining: Barrois (but has problems with her back...), Kerber (most likely and really should do some damage), Malek... IMO Rittner should ask Goerges and Lisicki to join the team, they're great players, as well as Petkovic
but I fear doubles phenomenon Jasmin Woehr will steal their place (again :o )

shrOOf
Mar 25th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Germany (will be) :

Grönefeld, Kerber, Malek, wöhr :help:

should be:

Grönefeld,Kerber,Malek,Görges (or Barrois)

Schruff,Muller and Kloesel won't play :tape:

shrOOf
Mar 25th, 2007, 03:35 PM
but I fear doubles phenomenon Jasmin Woehr will steal their place (again :o )

oh my god...:tape:

Neptune
Mar 25th, 2007, 04:24 PM
I don't think Bartoli would, her father has problems with French federation. I'd put Séverine Brémond instead!

She may play the doubles.She already did.However, Golovin will be the first choice's captain.Loit can possibly play the single.

Ryan
Mar 25th, 2007, 04:30 PM
They way Aleksandra, Stephanie and company are playing, you are right about Israel being the favourite. However, with this being played on fast carpet, I think we have a slight chance.. We would have to win both single match against Anna or Tzipi and win the doubles... Cuz I don't see any of the Canadians beating Shahar right now.. not even close! After thinking about it, I don't think we'll win the doubles either :lol: I'm predicting a 4-1 loss :sad: I was more optomistic when they made the draw cuz the girls were playing much better!



I think if the girls improve their play they should be able to beat Smashnova and Obziler too. Shahar would have to completely fuckup to lose I think. Doubles could be interesting, who would play for Israel?

CDGS22
Mar 25th, 2007, 04:41 PM
I don't want the rest of you do think that just because I am American I will automatically say that no one has a shot against the U.S. But honestly, when Venus and Serena are on, no one can touch them, even the Russians.

And I am not anti-Russia, so don't say that I am, please.

pc44013
Mar 26th, 2007, 09:54 AM
USA has confirmed both Williams sisters, so there are four more to select? Maybe Vania King and Jill Craybas? Well maybe Jackson recoverd from her knee thing and maybe she will be entered in the team?

Jill Craybas may not play, I think King is suitable to play.

Never. Maybe Birnevora but not Klara. No chances.

I don't think so.

Tenis Srbija
Mar 26th, 2007, 09:55 AM
SERBIA:

Jelena Janković
Vojislava Lukić

That's what's sure... :rolleyes: And btw, we don't have FED CUP captain :rolleyes: :o

HenryMag.
Mar 26th, 2007, 11:02 AM
SERBIA:

Jelena Janković
Vojislava Lukić

That's what's sure... :rolleyes: And btw, we don't have FED CUP captain :rolleyes: :o

Really? Who choose the players??

ce
Mar 26th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Really? Who choose the players??

:shrug:

hu2891601
Mar 26th, 2007, 11:15 AM
german FC-team will be interesting...
ALG - BIG ?
Muller and Schruff are banned, as well as Kloesel (:( )
remaining: Barrois (but has problems with her back...), Kerber (most likely and really should do some damage), Malek... IMO Rittner should ask Goerges and Lisicki to join the team, they're great players, as well as Petkovic
but I fear doubles phenomenon Jasmin Woehr will steal their place (again :o )


Why are they banned?? :confused:

stefi62
Mar 26th, 2007, 11:41 AM
She may play the doubles.She already did.However, Golovin will be the first choice's captain.Loit can possibly play the single.

But since then, Goven once said that her wishes were far too big, that it was not good for the team spirit! So he keeps her aside.
Tati will definately play in single, as well as Dechy I think (remember it's Goven, former Dechy coach! :rolleyes: ), and doubles: Brémond-Loit could happen, or Tati-Brémond if tati plays as well as in Cagnes last year!

Nicolas
Mar 26th, 2007, 12:06 PM
Italy better watch out China, even on home soil!

Na Li is on fire recently and Yan/Zheng is a strong dubs team......

For France, i hope Golovin and Loit in singles and Dechy/Razzano in doubles
Brémond is in a terrible slump.......

The only thing i'm sure about is that Bartoli and Rezaď won't play:tape:

The Kaz
Mar 26th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Australian Team
Samantha Stosur
Alicia Molik
Nicole Pratt
Rennae Stubbs :unsure:

They should beat the Austrian team of Bammer, Paszek & Meusberger :unsure: :p

TaxPower
Mar 26th, 2007, 01:19 PM
singles ranking for Italy:
21 (21) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA
949.00
25 (27) GARBIN, TATHIANA ITA
802.00
36 (36) SANTANGELO, MARA ITA
596.00
45 (40) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA
516.00
48 (48) VINCI, ROBERTA ITA
499.00
53 (53) CAMERIN, MARIA ELENA ITA
448.50
59 (59) OPRANDI, ROMINA ITA
433.00
Do you think it would be fair if Tathiana didn't play??? :confused: And moreover after this week... Maybe Flavia or Roberta shouldn't play.

TaxPower
Mar 26th, 2007, 01:21 PM
I have to defend my interrests, I am going to Castalanetta ;)

jamatthews
Mar 26th, 2007, 01:23 PM
Race singles for Italy:
21 (21) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA
949.00
25 (27) GARBIN, TATHIANA ITA
802.00
36 (36) SANTANGELO, MARA ITA
596.00
45 (40) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA
516.00
48 (48) VINCI, ROBERTA ITA
499.00
53 (53) CAMERIN, MARIA ELENA ITA
448.50
59 (59) OPRANDI, ROMINA ITA
433.00
Do you think it would be fair if Tathiana didn't play??? :confused: And moreover after this week... Maybe Flavia or Roberta shouldn't play.

It's been mentioned twice before but here it is again...

ROBERTA HAS NEVER LOST A FED CUP DOUBLES MATCH!!!!!

TaxPower
Mar 26th, 2007, 01:28 PM
ok, so Flavia ;)

lolas
Mar 26th, 2007, 01:54 PM
Why are they banned?? :confused:

I think that Müller and Schruff wanted money

casonifan1
Mar 26th, 2007, 01:58 PM
I think for Italy team :

Schiavone, Garbin, Santangelo and Vinci

-sugi-
Mar 26th, 2007, 03:30 PM
I am pretty sure now the Japanese team will be Ai Sugiyama, Aiko Nakamura, Akiko Morigami and Ayumi Morita.

Fantastic
Mar 26th, 2007, 04:26 PM
I agree with casonifan1, the Italian team should in all likelihood be Schiavone, Garbin, Santangelo and Vinci. The Chinese will be a tough team but how often have the Chinese girls played tricky players like Garbin and Vinci, who use all manner of spins and slices to drive their opponents crazy? If I were Corrado Barrazzuti, I might be tempted to pick Garbin and Vinci to play singles against Na Li and Shuai Peng. It's a risky move but it might just pay off.

stefi62
Mar 26th, 2007, 04:36 PM
I agree with casonifan1, the Italian team should in all likelihood be Schiavone, Garbin, Santangelo and Vinci. The Chinese will be a tough team but how often have the Chinese girls played tricky players like Garbin and Vinci, who use all manner of spins and slices to drive their opponents crazy? If I were Corrado Barrazzuti, I might be tempted to pick Garbin and Vinci to play singles against Na Li and Shuai Peng. It's a risky move but it might just pay off.

Well, I partially agree, but to Tathy, I'd add Mara in singles, as the way she plays is ... how to qualify it.... different! Especially on clay! So in my opinion, it could surprise the Chinese players! And after a difficult start in 2007, she's getting better and better, and must be very confident right now! So if I were Corrado, I'd try Mara, leaving Franci and Roby for the doubles!

Wiggly
Mar 26th, 2007, 04:54 PM
I don't think so.

Klara will never play Doubles in Fed Cup. She never play Doubles in WTA tournament, the captain will not make her play in Fed Cup.

FORZA SARITA
Mar 26th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Santangelo on clay?:haha:
Please guy...Francesca on clay it's much better and she loves play in Fed Cup so i want her in singles with Tax...it's impossible win in doubles against Zheng/Yan but the best italian team now is Flavia/Roby so :o
Mara :hug:

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Mar 26th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Russia look leathal.

When is the last time that American mall rat sounding Shrieky has spent any significant time in Russia????

tenn_ace
Mar 26th, 2007, 05:20 PM
When is the last time that American mall rat sounding Shrieky has spent any significant time in Russia????

please don't try to prove that you deserve your nickname. isn't it obvious? :p

S-T-E-V-E
Mar 26th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Patty Schnyder and Emanuelle Gagliardi will both be back for Fed cup. :)

http://www1.sf.tv/sfsport/artikel.php?catid=sporttennisartikel&docid=20070326_02

S-T-E-V-E
Mar 26th, 2007, 05:25 PM
BTW, Martina Hingis won't play.

Jogi
Mar 26th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Why are they banned?? :confused:

allegedly they demanded money for playing... noone really knows about Kloesel

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Mar 26th, 2007, 05:36 PM
please don't try to prove that you deserve your nickname. isn't it obvious? :p

I do deserve it and proud of it! :devil: I just can't take the "Russian" team seriously with Shrieky on it. She may have been a Russian, but now she's an American South Beach mall rat in my opinion!

If Serena and Venus play for team USA, its too bad that neither Clijsters nor Henin will play for Belgium, in order to make it more interesting for viewers.

TaxPower
Mar 26th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Santangelo on clay?:haha:
Please guy...Francesca on clay it's much better and she loves play in Fed Cup so i want her in singles with Tax...it's impossible win in doubles against Zheng/Yan but the best italian team now is Flavia/Roby so :o
Mara :hug:

I would say Franci-Roberta in doubles

shrOOf
Mar 26th, 2007, 10:20 PM
I think that Müller and Schruff wanted money

that's not true.

Nicolas
Mar 26th, 2007, 10:22 PM
that's not true.

What's the truth? :confused:

pc44013
Mar 27th, 2007, 05:47 AM
Klara will never play Doubles in Fed Cup. She never play Doubles in WTA tournament, the captain will not make her play in Fed Cup.

The captain can choose Strycova to play double with Birnerova.

ronim1
Mar 29th, 2007, 01:13 PM
They way Aleksandra, Stephanie and company are playing, you are right about Israel being the favourite. However, with this being played on fast carpet, I think we have a slight chance.. We would have to win both single match against Anna or Tzipi and win the doubles... Cuz I don't see any of the Canadians beating Shahar right now.. not even close! After thinking about it, I don't think we'll win the doubles either :lol: I'm predicting a 4-1 loss :sad: I was more optomistic when they made the draw cuz the girls were playing much better!

I don't see how Anna will be able to play, after not competing for a long time. She announced her retirement sometimes this year. I don't think she will be mentaly able to compete.

I could agree with the 4-1 for Israel, although I wouldn't be surpised by a 3-0 score.

As for the other countries, US, Russia or even China as outsiders have the most chances to win.

FrOzon
Mar 29th, 2007, 01:22 PM
Germany (will be) :

Grönefeld, Kerber, Malek, Wöhr



Seems quite reasonable to me!

Ellery
Mar 29th, 2007, 02:33 PM
China :help:

Leopold Stotch
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:38 PM
Vraneš is the new Serbia FC coach after Ječmenica's recent resignation. Any chance he convinces Ana to convince her manager that the timing is perfect for her to secure her Shanghai ticket and push Serbia into the World Group ?

All jingoism aside Serbia not being in the World Group makes a mockery of this tournament.

pierce0415
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:45 PM
Leopold I think you mean Beijing instead of Shanghai

Leopold Stotch
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Leopold I think you mean Beijing instead of Shanghai
I do indeed. My mistake.

jamatthews
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:54 PM
All jingoism aside Serbia not being in the World Group makes a mockery of this tournament.

To a certain extent but if only one of them is willing to show up each year then they deserve to remain in the Euro/Africa zone (unless Timotic/Lukic/Jovanovic can step up). It would be even more of a mockery if they were in the World Group but only bothered to show up for the relegation ties like Federer.

TaxPower
Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:31 AM
Pennetta and Santangelo are playing this week... is it reasonable?

DarkchildSwiss
Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:19 AM
Patty Schnyder plays for Switzerland together with Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Timea Bacsinszky and Nicole Riner.

ChandaRubinFan22
Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:45 AM
I think China has a great shot to take out defending champs Italy

China's top two Li Na and Zheng Jie will miss next month's Fed Cup tie against holders Italy to help other players qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to a senior China Tennis Association (CTA) official. :o

http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/fed-cup/2007/sport_sto1132775.shtml

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:51 AM
Swedish Team: Arvidsson, Larsson, Johansson and Andersson

TaxPower
Apr 7th, 2007, 08:56 AM
Tathiana Garbin has left a message on her board...
http://taxgarbin.aceboard.fr/250794-5955-4061-0-Hello.htm
:banana: