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pierce0415
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:16 PM
http://www.tltnews.net/2007/03/29/sharapova-tol-make-fed-cup-debut-for-russia

no surprises here
but who will be the 4th member of the team after Dementieva's injury?
word is that Shamil is trying to decide between Safina and Chakvetadze

it is interesting that when Pova makes her Fed Cup debut, it will be on a team with other Russians that grew up abroad (Kuz in Spain, Nadia in Egypt) instead of hardcore Moscow Russians like Myskina and Dementieva

rockstar
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:19 PM
i'd hate to be spain :unsure:

Mina Vagante
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:22 PM
:eek:

Princeza
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Get prepared for the Ovas :armed:

tenn_ace
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:23 PM
not a news. these 3 were announced weeks ago. it's the 4th one who is the big ?????????

pierce0415
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:24 PM
the decision of either Chakvetadze or Safina is very important because whoever is selected will be eligable for the 2008 Olympics

whoever is not selected will have to hope to be included on a later team in 2007 or 2008 in order to be Olympic eligable ... which may be difficult with Dementieva returning

~Carsten~
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:24 PM
:eek: great Team!

Mina Vagante
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:25 PM
the decision of either Chakvetadze or Safina is very important because whoever is selected will be eligable for the 2008 Olympics

whoever is not selected will have to hope to be included on a later team in 2007 or 2008 in order to be Olympic eligable ... which may be difficult with Dementieva returning

i'd choose safina

azmad_88
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:26 PM
on Current form il go with AnnaC!

-sugi-
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:27 PM
:eek: Great team :yeah:

Wayn77
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:27 PM
AWESOME TEAM! :drool: :eek:

- will Sharapova be playing any doubles? :p

tenn_ace
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:27 PM
AWESOME TEAM! :drool: :eek:

- will Sharapova be playing any doubles? :p


with Nadia? ;)

pierce0415
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:27 PM
AWESOME TEAM! :drool: :eek:

- will Sharapova be playing any doubles? :p

I doubt it
it will probably be Kuznetsova/Petrova

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Does anyone know if Sharapova is committed for the entire season?

Not surprised here.. Russia is always a Fed Cup powerhouse :D

pierce0415
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Does anyone know if Sharapova is committed for the entire season?

Not surprised here.. Russia is always a Fed Cup powerhouse :D

she said she is not playing the tie after Wimbledon :lol:

Mightymirza
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:32 PM
sharpy..:spit:

Frode
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:32 PM
Do You actually have to play Fed Cup to quallify for the Olympics, or just make Yourself available for play?

radwanska
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Come'on!!!It has to be Safina.Just look at the effort this girl puts in!!

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060605/spr2.jpg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

C.MARTINEZ
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:35 PM
poor spanish girls :tape::tape::tape:

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:35 PM
Is Sharapova really not playing the next tie?? :(

radwanska
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:37 PM
http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/7688/1095107210821080xy1.jpghttp://www.wkrn.com/files/images/ap/sports/2007/01/australia_tennis_womens_hardcourt.jpghttp://photos.signonsandiego.com/gallery1.5/albums/acura2006/060803zvonareva2.jpg

Whos it gona be???????????Zvonareva is looking good recentley

Wayn77
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:37 PM
If Dementieva was fit she would be my 4th choice and skipper of the team.

Word is Shamil is not sure about Chakvetadze yet - on current form I would go with Vera Zvonareva rather than Safina.

nflatte
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:39 PM
We now know for sure why Myskina isn't on the team :lol:

tobi
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Sharapova in Fed Cup for Olympics...

Great team and either Zvonareva or Chakvetadze should be 4th player.

watchdogfish
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:07 PM
I'd go for Safina to fill the 4th spot and put her in the doubles match

The Daviator
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Don't you have to represent your country twice to be eligible for the Olympics? Sharpie would have to play again...

Europe rocks
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Very strong team :eek: I'd pick Chakvetadze over Safina, but Shamil may bring in someone ranked lower, give them a chance

Spain :hug:

schorsch
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:11 PM
anyways... russia is my favourite team of all. i'm looking forward to watching the matches and it's gonna be so much fun to see how the players will interact.

hehe :-p

Emina.
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:13 PM
simply Great!!!...my favourite team too :worship: :bounce:

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:inlove:
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:17 PM
But Dinara has done much for the team, especially in 2005. :p Hopefully it's her. :kiss: :D

jazar
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:41 PM
good team, but they better pray to god sharapova gets her form back

hu2891601
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:27 PM
but Chakvetadze said in the interview after the match against Henin that she'll play FedCup... so i thought they've made the decision already.

FrOzon
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:57 PM
Chakvetadze :)

Привет
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:57 PM
I'd play Chakvetadze or Zvonareva. Safina hasn't been playing as well as those two have been lately. Although I don't really care who the fourth player is, this team of 3 could probly beat Spain on their own, with either Kuznetsova or Petrova playing the other singles and then teaming up for doubles.

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2007, 09:11 PM
I would take both Dinara and Anna. Maria isn't needed for this team against Spain. She should play the next tie.

.Andrew.
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:27 AM
:eek: :yeah:

Wow, great team! It's a hard decision between Dinara and Anna C... They both should be able to play in the Olympics 2008.

Ben.
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:34 AM
Based on current form, I would pick Anna over Dinara.

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:42 AM
I would pick Zvonareva and I hope they do as well.
She has worked so hard in the last 4 years.
She barely missed the team in 2004 to make the Olympics, it would suck that she's only a few ranking below having another try to get to play the Olympics next year.

Safina and Anna are young.
I'm sure they will have another chance at it as Maria would have been part of the Olympic team herself but the team had to be chosen before the end of Wimbledon in 2004.

Shoulderpova
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:17 PM
its decided: Chakvetadze
http://www.eurosport.ru/tennis/fed-cup-world-group-i/2007/sport_sto1135159.shtml

ewbangkok
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:22 PM
I think Chadvetazde would be interesting.........

ewbangkok
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:23 PM
forgot about Zvonareva she is good too

goldenlox
Apr 11th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Vesnina will be on the team, not Safina or Zvonareva. Very strange

pierce0415
Apr 11th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Zvonareva and Safina have all been on Fed Cup winning teams before ... maybe they needed someone new?

goldenlox
Apr 11th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Vesnina played last summer. She played a doubles match with Anna C
But this year, Vera Z and Dinara are playing much much better than Elena Vesnina is

darrinbaker00
Apr 11th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Question: do you add Elena Likhovtseva to the team against the Americans in July? If both Williams sisters play, the doubles rubber may be live.

Blu€
Apr 11th, 2007, 08:59 PM
Dont like this team at all, without Dementieva, Sharapova, Safina, Vera, Makiri I guess I'll have to root for Spain!!

Beny
Apr 12th, 2007, 12:26 PM
she said she is not playing the tie after Wimbledon :lol:

she might change her mind soon :D

goldenlox
Apr 12th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Question: do you add Elena Likhovtseva to the team against the Americans in July? If both Williams sisters play, the doubles rubber may be live.
No. They should bring Lena D, Anna C, Nadia and Sveta.
That's the best Russian team right now, and they're all reliable.
If any of them can't play, bring Safina or Zvonareva