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New_balls_please
Apr 28th, 2008, 01:07 PM
The final will be held in Spain on September :D and I bet they´ll choose clay :lol: :devil:

Hopefully I´ll be there :p

Good luck Spain :cool:

blackcrave
Apr 28th, 2008, 02:10 PM
good luck russia!

IVI
Apr 28th, 2008, 03:26 PM
ESPAÑA!!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hug: :bounce: :bounce: :dog: :rocker: :hatoff:

Bероника
Aug 31st, 2008, 04:12 PM
When will the teams be announced?

Sonf@
Sep 1st, 2008, 10:11 AM
this wednesday ;)

ce
Sep 1st, 2008, 10:15 AM
i bet russia team will be
safina,demenrieva,zvonareva,vesnina

enchantrezz
Sep 1st, 2008, 11:05 AM
I think petrova is a better choice now than vesnina. Or Petrova can replace Safina if the latter is not available.

itzhak
Sep 1st, 2008, 01:57 PM
It will be probably Kuznetsova, Chakvetadze, Petrova and Vesnina. Safina is very tired, Elena was not in the team this year, Zvonareva said that her next tournament is Beijing and I don't see Kirilenko replacing one of those players.

Bероника
Sep 1st, 2008, 02:02 PM
this wednesday ;)

gracias sonfo :scared:

Bероника
Sep 1st, 2008, 02:03 PM
It will be probably Kuznetsova, Chakvetadze, Petrova and Vesnina. Safina is very tired, Elena was not in the team this year, Zvonareva said that her next tournament is Beijing and I don't see Kirilenko replacing one of those players.

let's hope so,I prefer this one than the one ce posted

Uge
Sep 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
It will be probably Kuznetsova, Chakvetadze, Petrova and Vesnina. Safina is very tired, Elena was not in the team this year, Zvonareva said that her next tournament is Beijing and I don't see Kirilenko replacing one of those players.

If this team is the final one, maybe we have chances to win!:devil:
For sure I will be shouting till my throat become completely destroyed!!! :bounce:

Nederlander RUS
Sep 1st, 2008, 04:06 PM
vamos, Spain :banana:

Sonf@
Sep 1st, 2008, 09:52 PM
from an article i read on a spanish paper, russian captain tarpischev won't pick his main players

sharapova is still injured and will probably miss the rest of the season
said that dementieva and safina have a good chance to get to the top spot and that they deserve a rest
zvonareva also has a wrist injury and chakvetadze is not in form so the only players that have already been chosen for sure are kuznetsova and vesnina

i think he will pick petrova and the other spot will be between kirilenko and maybe kleybanova

article in spanish here: http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/1160145.html

enchantrezz
Sep 9th, 2008, 06:01 AM
Russian :
Svetlana Kuznetsova - singles
Vera Zvonareva - singles
Elena Vesnina - doubles
Ekaterina Makarova - doubles

Spain:
Carla Suarez Navarro - singles
Anabel Medina Garrigues - singles
Virginia Ruano Pascual - doubles
Nuria Llagostera Vives - doubles

The Tennis Head
Sep 10th, 2008, 12:43 PM
For the facts anf figures read our Idiots' Guide to the Fed Cup final...

http://www.tennishead.net/on-tour/features/2008-09-09/idiots-guide-to-the-fed-cup-final/

Who?
Top seeds and defending champions Russia will take on Spain in the 2008 final, the 46th staging of the event.

What?
The Fed Cup is the biggest and most prestigious international women’s team competition on the tennis calendar. Every year eight nations compete in the elite division of the event, known as the World Group, which is decided using a knock-out format. The winners of the four quarter-finals (played in February) go through to the semis and the winners from those ties (played in April) contest September’s final. There are also eight teams that form World Group 1 and around 90 in total that compete in numerous regional groups and divisions held throughout the year all over the world.

When?
The final will be held in Madrid over two days on September 13-14. The action gets under way at 2pm local time on Saturday (12 noon GMT) and 12 noon local time on Sunday (10am GMT).

Where?
The Spaniards have chosen to host the tie at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid on outdoor clay. There’s seating for 4,000 fans and the venue last staged Fed Cup tennis back in 1979.

Format?
The final is the best-of-five matches – four singles and a doubles. Saturday’s order of play will feature two singles. The reverse singles and a doubles are scheduled for Sunday.

Route to the final?
Russia began their 2008 campaign with a 4-1 victory against Israel and edged the US 3-2 in the semis, while Spain scored a 3-2 first round victory against Italy before a 4-1 thrashing of China in the last four.

Pedigree?
It’s been all about the Russians of late – they’re going for their fourth victory in five years, having thrashed Italy 4-0 in the 2007 final. Their record comes as no surprise considering they have five players in the women’s top ten right now – Elena Dementieva, Dinara Safina, Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva. Spain are no slouches when it comes to Fed Cup tennis either – they’ve landed the trophy five times, although it’s been a while since they last tasted victory back in 1998.

Superstars?
Well, yes, but not the ones you’re thinking of. Sharapova made her Fed Cup debut for Russia in their first-round win against Israel in February, but she didn’t figure in the semis and her recent shoulder problems have ruled her out of the final. There’s no Dementieva or Safina either, so the Russians will be led by Kuznetsova (WR7) and Zvonareva (WR9) with Elena Vesnina (WR61) and Ekaterina Makarova (WR58) completing captain Shamil Tarpishchev’s squad. Spain will be led by Anabel Medina Garrigues (WR29) who is joined by team-mates Carla Suarez-Navarro (WR49), Nuria Llagostera Vives (WR94) and Virginia Ruano-Pascual (WR87) in captain Miguel Margets Lobato’s squad.

Head to head?
Spain and Russia have met five times in Fed Cup, with Russia leading the head-to-head statistics 4-1, including a 5-0 World Group first round victory over Spain in 2007.

Predictions?
On paper, we can’t see 12-time champions Russia being beaten even though they’re missing three top ten players and they’ll have to take on a partisan crowd as well as the Spanish squad. Having said that, Kuznetsova isn’t exactly at the top of her game right now and Spain’s expertise on the doubles court may play a part in swinging the tie in their favour. Pascual and Garrigues teamed up to win a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics and won the 2008 French Open too, while Navarro made the last eight of the singles at Roland Garros. Hang on, we’ve changed our minds – Spain have a great chance!

Betting
Russia: 4-9 (Paddypower.com)
Spain: 13-8 (Paddypower.com)

Web?
If following tennis on the internet is your thing then head to the official Fed Cup website where you’ll find live scoring and ball-by-ball text commentary.

TV?
Yes. For details of who, where and when visit the Fed Cup website.

Radio?
You can follow the action from Madrid by tuning in to live broadcasts on Fed Cup Radio.

Tickets?
Two-day tickets start at a very reasonable 70 Euros each. Or if you’ve got 3000 Euros kicking around you could splash out on a private box for the whole tie. To see what’s left visit the online booking agent.

Little known fact…
Iceland is one of 12 nations never to have won a Fed Cup tie. Their record is by far the worst, however, having lost every one of their 30 contests over seven years.

enchantrezz
Sep 10th, 2008, 12:56 PM
It’s been all about the Russians of late – they’re going for their fourth victory in five years

I was just thinking how much pressure this awesome record is giving Sveta knowing she leads the team now and given the mental state she has lately, for her sake , may she wins it for Russia again.

The Tennis Head
Sep 10th, 2008, 02:53 PM
I wouldn't bet against a Spanish victory. Vesnina said today: “I don’t like it when people say: ‘You are going to win, no way that you can lose,’. Spain don’t have big names but they have very solid clay-court players. They are in the final so they won a lot of matches, beat good players and they play at home on their favourite surface. Everything is in their favour.

I think with Kuzy's dodgy form, the court surface and the crowd there's every chance the Russians could slip up.

The Tennis Head
Sep 11th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Draw for 2009 made on Friday...


The draw for the 2009 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group 2 will take place in Madrid on Friday.

The seedings for the 2009 World Group are:
1. Russia
2. Spain
3. Italy
4. USA

Each seeded nation will be drawn against one of the remaining four nations, Argentina, China, Czech Republic and France.

The four seeds in World Group 2 are:
1. Belgium
2. Israel
3. Japan
4. Germany

Each seeded nation will be drawn against one of the remaining four nations, Serbia, Switzerland, Slovak Repubic and Ukraine.

The first round matches in both groups take place on 7-8 February 2009.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 12th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Vera Zvonareva will start Russia's defence of their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas title at Club de Campo in Madrid, when she takes on Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues in the opening singles rubber.

The full order of play is as follows:

Saturday
Anabel Medina Garrigues (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=20012693) (ESP) v Vera Zvonareva (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=35011959) (RUS)
Carla Suarez-Navarro (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=100036135)(ESP) v Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=35013668) (RUS)

Sunday
Anabel Medina Garrigues (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=20012693) (ESP) v Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=35013668) (RUS)
Carla Suarez-Navarro (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=100036135)(ESP) v Vera Zvonareva (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=35011959) (RUS)
Nuria Llagostera Vives (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=20008479) / Virginia Ruano-Pascual (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=20001383) (ESP) v Elena Vesnina (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=100002315) / Ekaterina Makarova (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=100027205) (RUS)

More to follow soon...

Nederlander RUS
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Vamos españolas! :bounce:

Serg0moL
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Will there be some livestream for Spain - Russia? tnx

Diogenovna
Sep 13th, 2008, 07:50 AM
Will there be some livestream for Spain - Russia? tnx

http://video.sportbox.ru/Translations/v_20080913155500_rossijaispanija

svetaisthebest
Sep 13th, 2008, 09:26 AM
When do the matches start? :confused:

Diogenovna
Sep 13th, 2008, 10:50 AM
When do the matches start? :confused:
http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010113
About one hour later;)

svetaisthebest
Sep 13th, 2008, 11:22 AM
okay,thanks soo much :D

patricio
Sep 13th, 2008, 11:38 AM
http://video.sportbox.ru/Translations/v_20080913155500_rossijaispanija
howdo you open this livestream?

KV
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Spain - Russia 2-5

KV
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Spain - Russia 3-5

Fililander
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Vera wins first set 6-3

http://livetv.ru/de/webplayer/sopcast/22948/

KV
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Spain - Russia 3-6 0-1

KV
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Spain - Russia 3-6 0-2

KV
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Spain - Russia 3-6 1-2

patricio
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:17 PM
well played by anabel 2-2

Nederlander RUS
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:23 PM
3:2 :banana:

Happy928
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:31 PM
let's go BEPA!!!

tenn_ace
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Vera fight to finish it off in 2 :bounce:

FORZA SARITA
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:37 PM
vamos anabel!

patricio
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:40 PM
bad anábel!

FORZA SARITA
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Vera won 63 64

Happy928
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:46 PM
BEPAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

:woohoo:

tenn_ace
Sep 13th, 2008, 01:48 PM
now Sveta do the same!!!!!

Elisse
Sep 13th, 2008, 02:08 PM
What channels are actually showing this? I've tried Planeta Sports....Dubai Sports..but nothing :o

tenn_ace
Sep 13th, 2008, 02:35 PM
is there a live feed?

tenn_ace
Sep 13th, 2008, 02:37 PM
could someone post the scores as the fedCup site is down?

Agata.
Sep 13th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Sveta leads 4-2* 30-15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Direct live on french TV :
Svet leads 5-3 30/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:02 PM
5-3 SP with Emilie Loit's comments

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:03 PM
1st set Svet : 6-3

tenn_ace
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:04 PM
thank you :wavey:

tenn_ace
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Sveta please finish it off in 2!

Happy928
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:07 PM
vamossssssss Sveta.....

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Svet to serve : 15/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:08 PM
30/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:08 PM
40/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:09 PM
40/30

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Suarez Navarro plays better and better

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Svet : 1-0 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Suarez Navarro to serve :
1-0 15/0

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:11 PM
1-0 30/0

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:12 PM
1-0 30/15 : not enough 1st serves for SN

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:13 PM
2 BP for Svet

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Svet : 2-0

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Svet to serve :
2-0 0/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:15 PM
0/30

tenn_ace
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Sveta keep going!

Thanks for posting the scores :wavey:

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:16 PM
15/30

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:16 PM
30/30 : SN is far behind the line

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Terrible forehand from Svet : 40/30

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Svet leads 3-0 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Suarez Navarro plays too far from the line : between 2 and 3 meters. It's easy for Svet to accelerate

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:20 PM
SN to serve : 15/0

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Df : 15/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Superb backhand from SN : 30/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:21 PM
2 GP for SN

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Svet leads 3-1 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Sveta to serve : 0/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:23 PM
15/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Many errors at the moment

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:24 PM
30/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Big error from Svet : 30/30

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Still a big error : GP for SN

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:25 PM
40/40 good acceleration with forehand

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:26 PM
SN is still too far : adv Svet

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:27 PM
40/40

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:27 PM
adv Svet

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:28 PM
SN is really too far behind the lines. 4/1 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Despite score, Svet doesn't play so well.

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:30 PM
SN to serve : 15/0

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:31 PM
15/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:31 PM
excellent forehand from SN : 30/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:32 PM
30/30

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:32 PM
30/40

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Svet : 5-1 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Svet serves for match : 15/15

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:35 PM
30/15 : superb forehand

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:35 PM
2 Mp

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:35 PM
1 Mp

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:36 PM
GSM : Svet 6-3 6-1

Lighter
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Russia leads 2-0

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:41 AM
2nd day : Svet leads 4-1 1st set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:44 AM
Available stream with french comments : http://video-direct.france4.fr/player.php?id=239

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Svet : 4-2 1st set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Svet : 5-2 1st set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:54 AM
Svet : 5-3 1st set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Svet : 5-4

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:11 AM
5-5 1st set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Annabel : 6-5 1st set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:17 AM
Annabel serving for the set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:20 AM
SP for Spain

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:21 AM
1st set for Annabel : 7-5

Ballbasher
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Sveta :o :help:

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Svet : 1-0 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:31 AM
2nd set : 1-1 all

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Svet : 2-1 2nd set

Jorn
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Vamos Anabel! :)

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Svet : 3-1 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:40 AM
1 BP for Annabel

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Svet : 3-2 2nd set

KV
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Spain - Russia 7-5 *3-4

KV
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Spain - Russia 7-5 *3-4 15-30

KV
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Spain - Russia 7-5 *3-4 30-30

KV
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Spain - Russia 7-5 *3-4 30-40 BP convert Sveta pfft.

KV
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Spain - Russia 7-5 *3-4 40-40

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:00 PM
7-5 3-5

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Svet to serve for 2nd set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Svet : 30-0

KV
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Sveta for once convert and serve out second set.

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Svet : 30-15

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:02 PM
30-30

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:03 PM
2nd set Svet : 6-3

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Svet : 1-0 3rd set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Svet : 2-0 3rd set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:12 PM
It seems that Svet will win very easily 3rd set.

KV
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:16 PM
FS Sveta *2-1

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Svet : 2-1 3rd set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:22 PM
Svet : 3-2 3rd set

Jorn
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:27 PM
*3-2 3 bps


Vamos Spain!

Jorn
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:27 PM
2 bps saved...

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:29 PM
3-3 all

Jorn
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:33 PM
*3-3 3 bps Anabel :help: :o

Jorn
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Sveta *4-3...

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Svet : 4-3 3rd set

svetaisthebest
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:36 PM
:woohoo: come on sveta close it out without choking !:o

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Svet : 5-3 3rd set

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Mp Russia

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:43 PM
MP saved

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:43 PM
2nd MP : Russia

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Still saved

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Adv Spain

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Svet : 5-4 3rd set

Svet to serve for the match

Jorn
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:47 PM
4-5 Break now Anabel!

0-15

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:48 PM
2 Mp

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:49 PM
GSM : Russia

Ballbasher
Sep 14th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Makarova/Vesnina - Llagostera Vives/Suarez Navarro 6-2 *1-0

Ballbasher
Sep 14th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Makarova/Vesnina - Llagostera Vives/Suarez Navarro 6-2 *4-1

Ballbasher
Sep 14th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Makarova/Vesnina - Llagostera Vives/Suarez Navarro 6-2 5-*1

Ballbasher
Sep 14th, 2008, 02:40 PM
Russia d. Spain 4-0
Makarova/Vesnina d. Llagostera Vives/Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-1

adeel
Sep 14th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Russia d. Spain 4-0
Makarova/Vesnina d. Llagostera Vives/Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-1

Hey man,

what about its 5th match ??