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Lindsayfan
Jul 5th, 2002, 09:33 PM
french team: Amelie Mauresmo,Nathalie Dechy,Emilie Loit and one between Virginie Razzano or Stephanie Foretz.
Testud of course withdrew cos of her pregnancy,and Pierce withdrew too for "personal reasons".Guy Forget asked to Tauziat if she wanted to play double but she refused. :rolleyes:

TatiAnnahølic
Jul 5th, 2002, 10:30 PM
Mary :rolleyes:

Linnie
Jul 6th, 2002, 12:53 AM
ALLEZ LES FILLES !!!

King Aaron
Jul 7th, 2002, 08:12 AM
:rolleyes: @ Mary

mom3
Jul 7th, 2002, 08:52 AM
Beaux matchs en perspective :lick:
good matchs to see
Amélie vs Daniela :D
ALLEZ LES FILLES

icetrein
Jul 7th, 2002, 02:54 PM
Does anybody know the slovak republic's team???

Lindsayfan
Jul 7th, 2002, 06:53 PM
nope i dunno,i was looking for...

tarah
Jul 7th, 2002, 07:41 PM
:sad: Mary

Lindsayfan
Jul 7th, 2002, 08:02 PM
does anybody knows the surface?i've read "taraflex":it means it will be on indoor?

Linnie
Jul 8th, 2002, 03:48 PM
The team has been finalized: Amelie, Nathalie, Emilie and Stephanie!

That is an indoor surface, I believe. They should be playing outdoors on a hardcourt, though :(

Lindsayfan
Jul 8th, 2002, 03:50 PM
ALLEZ LA FRANCE! :)

Lapin
Jul 14th, 2002, 02:02 AM
:eek: Emilie retired from her match against Aranxta today with a shoulder problem. I hope she'll be OK in time for Fed Cup.

Linnie
Jul 14th, 2002, 03:16 AM
From the FFT website (translated by babelfish ;)):

Emilie Loit was not able to fully defend her chances in semi-finals in Brussels. Opposed to Arantxa Sanchez, head of series n°1, the left-handed person of Cherbourg gave up after having conceded first set 6/4. She suffers from one wound to the shoulder. Emilie must thus have patience to dispute the first final of her career. In Belgium, it however took down a new good result which confirms its progress in 2002. The gravity of its wound is not yet known. Its participation in the second tower of the EDF Cup Slovaquie-France (July 20-21), a meeting for which it was selected, is not called into question for the moment.

She has a few days to recover, at least :)

Lindsayfan
Jul 14th, 2002, 10:01 AM
i hope Emilie will recover in time,France needs her!
btw French team leaves today for Bratislava.

~ The Leopard ~
Jul 14th, 2002, 10:39 AM
Allez Amelie! Go Daniela! What a match coming up between two of my favourite players. If only it were a grandslam final...... :)

Whoever wins, I hope it's an exciting and close contest.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jul 14th, 2002, 02:02 PM
Allez Amelie and fellow Frenchies!

Hope Emilie's ok. If she can't go I imagine Virginie would be the alternate?

Lindsayfan
Jul 14th, 2002, 07:17 PM
Virginie isnt in a great shape,u know she had a bad injury in spring and i guess she isnt fit yet.but yes,she would be the alternate.

Nicoleke
Jul 15th, 2002, 03:54 PM
Go team France !!!!!

Lapin
Jul 16th, 2002, 12:26 AM
The FFT website:

http://www.fft.fr/evenements2002/fed-cup_bratislava_2002/Framefedcup.html


http://internationalgifservice.ifrance.com/internationalgifservice/web_gifs/drapeaux/drap_france_divers06.gif Allez L'Equipe Française! http://internationalgifservice.ifrance.com/internationalgifservice/web_gifs/drapeaux/drap_france_divers06.gif

mboyle
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:08 AM
I say Daniela single handedly pulls off the upset! :p She can and should beat Amilie indoors, and the rest of the French team is not exactly formidable! (IMO) Too bad Mary can't play, though since she really is not French, and just keeps a French passport because she is mad at the USTA, I can understand why she might feel like a traitor by playing French Fed Cup.

Lindsayfan
Jul 16th, 2002, 12:18 PM
this is a cheering thread for french team,Mboyle!so please only positive thoughts about french girls,ok? ;)

mauresmofan
Jul 16th, 2002, 08:13 PM
Go Amelie and Daniela(the supermodel of tennis) let's see a cracking contest!

mboyle
Jul 16th, 2002, 10:00 PM
I am really sorry about my previous post. I wasn't serious (notice the smilie thing afterwards, I always thought that meant to take the previous post lightly). Though I think Dani should win her matches, I also think that Amilie should win her other match (I give Dani the advantage against Amilie because it is indoors and in Slovakia not because Amilie isn't a great player). The other two matches could go either way In My Opinion. I am not partial to either side really (I like Daniela alot but not Slovakia in general) so I only hope that the fans get to see some great matches.

Harju.
Jul 17th, 2002, 09:26 AM
Mauresmo :bounce: Good Luck

Sonja
Jul 17th, 2002, 02:20 PM
My No. 1 fave against my No. 2 fave - *Sonja covers eyes - I can't watch, Sonja peeks through fingers - I can't not watch*

What's a girl to do?

Allez Team France
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid26/pa26b89a0b634c28adb10bbca19901a0b/fd8600cf.jpg

griffin
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by Sonja
My No. 1 fave against my No. 2 fave - *Sonja covers eyes - I can't watch, Sonja peeks through fingers - I can't not watch*

What's a girl to do?


Not make me have to smack you, that's what :p
ALLEZ CHF!

Liberte! Egalite! Victory! ;)

Tweety
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:32 PM
Allez :bounce: I like the team :cool:

Linnie
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:33 PM
Sonja, this is just a suggestion, mind you......
ROOT FOR YOUR FRIGGIN' NUMBER ONE FAVE!! :p
But remember, it's only a suggestion ;)

ALLEZ LES BLEUES!!!

Sonja
Jul 17th, 2002, 09:17 PM
linnie, uncover YOUR eyes and look at above photo more carefully :D :p

*runs from room before griff can smack her*

Milly
Jul 18th, 2002, 07:16 PM
ALLEZ LA FRANCE!!!

Linnie
Jul 19th, 2002, 02:27 PM
Schedule for the weekend:

Saturday 20 July 2002
3:00 pm CET
Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)–Nathalie DECHY (FRA)
Janette HUSAROVA (SVK)–Amélie MAURESMO (FRA)

Sunday 21 July 2002
3:00 pm CET
Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)–Amélie MAURESMO (FRA)
Janette HUSAROVA (SVK)–Nathalie DECHY (FRA)
HANTUCHOVA/HUSAROVA (SVK)-DECHY/MAURESMO (FRA)

Sonja
Jul 19th, 2002, 03:06 PM
Belgium facing tough task in Fed Cup

http://espn.go.com/tennis/news/2002/0719/1407560.html----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reuters

LONDON -- Defending champions Belgium look to resume normality in the Fed Cup quarterfinals at the weekend following a first round of upsets which dumped the United States and Russia out of the competition.

But the Belgians be without leading players Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin and face a solid Italian squad led by Silvia Farina Elia and Rita Grande in a potentially tricky tie in Bologna.

Clijsters, ranked fifth in the world, announced in June that she would miss the tie to defend a WTA tour title in Stanford, California, while Henin, ranked seventh, said she could not fit it into her programme.

"It's not a question that she doesn't want to play the Fed Cup," Henin's manager Vincent Stavaux told Reuters, "It's impossible for her to play because of her programme."

Italy's Farina Elia said: "On paper I think we are the favourites but that doesn't mean it is going to be easy.

"We can't take anything for granted against Belgium, otherwise we will make things difficult for ourselves."

The Belgium line-up is now Els Callens, Laurence Courtois, Caroline Maes and Clijsters's sister Elke.

Belgium had been installed as favourites following the shock defeat of the United States to Austria in the first round in April when Jennifer Capriati was kicked off the team over a disagreement with team captain Billie Jean King.

Capriati, the then world number two, refused to cancel a private practice session with her father and coach, Stefano, prompting King to drop the Australian and French Open champion and forfeit the first match in the best of five series.

In the second match, Austria's Barbara Schwartz recorded a shock win over Monica Seles and followed this up with a stunning performance against Meghann Shaughnessy to claim a place for her country in the second round against Croatia.

The Croatian team will be led by 1997 French Open champion Iva Majoli, ranked 23rd.

"Chances are 50-50," Majoli told a local newspaper this week.

But the match of the weekend is likely to be between France's Wimbledon semi-finalist Amelie Mauresmo and Slovakia's Wimbledon quarterfinalist Daniela Hantuchova in Bratislava.

The French player, 10th in the WTA rankings, believes her team will reach the semi-finals due to the pressure on the home side.

But 19-year-old Hantuchova, who was beaten by Serena Williams in the last eight at Wimbledon, disagreed.

"There is always pressure on the team's number one player, but it's easier to handle it in such a great team as ours... On the other hand, Amelie is higher in the rankings, and she will want to confirm that," said Hantuchova, world ranked 12.

French captain Guy Forget named 25th-ranked Nathalie Dechy for the second singles following the retirement of Sandrine Testud and the withdrawal of Mary Pierce.

The fourth quarterfinal pits Spain against Germany following Germany's shock win over Russia in the first round.

Spain, beaten in the semi-finals by Belgium last year, will once again look to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario to lead them through in a tricky-looking tie in Mallorca.

Sanchez-Vicario has helped Spain to five Fed Cup titles and she holds individual records for most singles wins and most overall wins in the competition.

The 30-year-old clay court specialist missed Wimbledon through exhaustion but she is likely to play singles and doubles alongside Virginia Ruano.

The second singles slot will be taken by either Magui Serna or Marta Marrero.

dhenni
Jul 19th, 2002, 08:26 PM
http://bestanimations.com/Flags/Europe/Western/France/France-01.gifAllez la France! http://bestanimations.com/Flags/Europe/Western/France/France-01.gif