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Ksenia.
Feb 5th, 2009, 07:01 PM
I just thought that a new thread would be the best place to post my impressions :)

Contents
5th February
Great Britain vs the Netherlands
Dutchies practicing
Aga's match
Caro practicing
Estonia vs Croatia

Report: here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944205&postcount=6)

Pictures:
Great Britain vs the Netherlands
Borwell / Keothavong vs Thyssen / Wong #7 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944292&postcount=7)
Dutch girls practicing #9 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944328&postcount=9)
Caro practicing #10 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944445&postcount=10)
Aga's match #22 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944671&postcount=22), #25 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944854&postcount=25)
Estonia vs Croatia
Maret Ani #14 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944552&postcount=14)
Kaia Kanepi #27 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944911&postcount=27)
Petra Martic #15 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944565&postcount=15)
Sandra Mamic #29 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14944957&postcount=29)


7th February
Sweden vs Hungary (3 matches)
Hungarian girls practicing
Belorussian girls practicing
Estonia vs Belarus (2 matches)

Report: here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14955525&postcount=45), here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14956201&postcount=49) & here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14956920&postcount=51)

Video: Victoria Azarenka (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14954540&postcount=41) (one game from the first set of the match vs Kanepi)

Pictures:
Sweden vs Hungary
Zsofia Susanyi #52 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14957959&postcount=52)
Johanna Larsson #53 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14958023&postcount=53)

For now, can anyone tell me what is this girl's name? I really liked her :)
http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/P2054058.jpg

TTomek
Feb 5th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Rus :)

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 5th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Gb please :)

TTomek
Feb 5th, 2009, 07:08 PM
reports from Poles matches please :D

Andreas
Feb 5th, 2009, 07:11 PM
That is Aranxta Rus ;)

I'd like to know how Sanda and Petra played, please :D

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:54 PM
5th February

Borwell / Keothavong vs Thyssen / Wong
British girls seemed relaxed though their supporting team was quite loud :lol: Anne was very smiling and overall the girls were enjoying themselves. The dutchies were trying to fight but kinda failed :lol: The second set was not as easy as 6-0 score may seem, some nice rallies there. After the match, British team left quickly (though Anne came back soon and has been talking to some man for like 10 minutes) while Aranxta and Pauline started to practice.

Radwanska vs Arvidsson
Can't say much since I've only seen some parts of it, but Aga played quite confidently. Not many long rallies there but some nice shots from both girls. Nothing really spectacular :shrug:

Ani vs Martic
The first set was quite one-sided. Petra's first serve was off most of time and her second sucked badly :tape: Then she managed to get her first serve in more often and it was kind of key factor. Most of her serves were around 185 kmh :eek: Also, Petra made some beautiful drop shots :inlove: In the third, Maret showed some amazing choking skills :worship: She was up 4-0 and then lost 4 games in a row... then managed to break again, luckily.

Kanepi vs Mamic
Quite an easy match for Kaia. Sandra had a lot of UEs and didn't really feel comfortable with Kaia's style of play. Mamic looks so skinny, btw :eek: She needs someone to feed her, seriously . I don't think Sandra has a constant weapon in her game and she does need one.

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Borwell / Keothavong vs Thyssen / Wong

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054019.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054024.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054026.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054027.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054030.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054031.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054033.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054034.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054038.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054041.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054043.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054047.jpg

dawid
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Rus :hearts:

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Dutchies after the match

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054044.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/gbr%20vs%20ned/P2054046.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/P2054050.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/P2054057.jpg

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Caro practicing

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054059.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054060.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054061.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054062.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054063.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054065.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054067.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054068.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054070.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054071.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054072.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054073.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054074.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054075.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054076.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/caroline/P2054077.jpg

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Any pictures of any Swedish players?

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:15 PM
Any pictures of any Swedish players?sorry but no :( they played on court 1 which has no stands

iGOAT
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Anything on Agnes would be welcomed :)

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Maret Ani

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054083.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054086.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054099.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054100.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054102.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054106.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054115.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054123.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054124.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054144.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/maret%20ani/P2054152.jpg

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Petra Martic

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054087.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054092.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054095.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054096.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054120.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054121.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054122.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054130.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054131.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054134.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054135.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054136.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054141.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/petra%20martic/P2054143.jpg

VIKA?
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Ksenia , no Vika?:sad:

Cinek
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Any pictures of Poles :)?

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Ksenia , no Vika?:sad:
Any pictures of Poles :)?
I'll see the Poles and the Belorussians tomorrow (I'm taking my camera with me of course) so I'll post some pics either tomorrow evening or on Sunday :)

VIKA?
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:27 PM
thanks:bounce:

make videos of Vika if u can:p

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:28 PM
thanks:bounce:

make videos of Vika if u can:pI'll try to :p

Cinek
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Thanks ;)
I want to have some pics Aga from Fed Cup.
IF you see match Aga - Arvidsson, are you think Aga is in a good shape?

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Thanks ;)
I want to have some pics Aga from Fed Cup.
IF you see match Aga - Arvidsson, are you think Aga is in a good shape?I do have some pics from yesterday actually but they're really bad quality :(

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/P2054156.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/P2054157.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/P2054158.jpg

I think she played solidly ;)

Cinek
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Thank you!

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:52 PM
^ You're welcome ;)

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Just found one more pic of Aga :)

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/P2054165.jpg

iGOAT
Feb 6th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Anything on Agnes would be welcomed :)
:p

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Kaia Kanepi

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054176.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054178.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054179.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054188.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054199.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054206.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054208.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/kaia%20kanepi/P2054227.jpg

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 09:29 PM
:pI didn't get to see her :) unfortunately

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Sandra Mamic

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054159.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054160.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054193.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054194.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054195.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054215.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054216.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/sandra%20mamic/P2054221.jpg

iGOAT
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:49 AM
I didn't get to see her :) unfortunately
OK :sad:

Droolv
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:54 AM
Did you get any autographs or photos with players? :p

Ben.
Feb 7th, 2009, 04:36 AM
Great pics Niya :yeah: especially the ones of Caro & Aranxta :)

Ksenia.
Feb 7th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Did you get any autographs or photos with players? :pnope :) I am not really a fan of thing kind of things :) Maybe I'll get some today ;)

Ksenia.
Feb 7th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Great pics Niya :yeah: especially the ones of Caro & Aranxta :)I'm glad you liked them ;)

TTomek
Feb 7th, 2009, 05:46 AM
did U see Aga vs Mervana?

Ksenia.
Feb 7th, 2009, 05:51 AM
did U see Aga vs Mervana?No, only vs Arvidsson :)

Ballbasher
Feb 7th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Great pics thanks :D

Cinek
Feb 7th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Niya: Please some pictures from match: Aga - Anne ;)

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 7th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Hope you managed to catch Swedish match ;)

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Yesterday I saw:
Sweden vs Hungary (3 matches)
Estonia vs Belarus (2 matches)
Belorussian girls practicing
Hungarian girls practicing

Will post pics/reports later :)
I made a video for you Kiridina :p

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Here is the video:
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(I am sorry, the quality has become crap after uploading it to youtube :o)

VIKA?
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:24 AM
Yesterday I saw:
Sweden vs Hungary (3 matches)
Estonia vs Belarus (2 matches)
Belorussian girls practicing
Hungarian girls practicing

Will post pics/reports later :)
I made a video for you Kiridina :p



I love you:hearts::p

thanks:D

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:37 AM
I love you:hearts::p

thanks:D

You're welcome:p:)

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:39 AM
:woohoo: you saw Sweden :)

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 11:13 AM
7th February

I arrived at the tennis center at 10 am, when all matches were just starting. I looked at the scoreboard and saw that Sweden is playing Hungary on center court. I was hoping to see Agnes but she didn't show up :sad:

Larsson vs Susanyi
Quite a easy match for Johanna. Her shots were too flat for Zsofia, and too fast as well.
Johanna is very cute... well so is Zsofia :D But I've definitely become a Johanna fan. This girl has a lot of potential.

Arvidsson vs Marosi
There was a little confusion between some guy from Bulgarian team and the umpire about the water :lol: The guy wanted still water for Katalin... the water's name is something like "Aura Spring" and he thought "spring" means "sparkling" so he thought it was carbonated water. The umpire explained that all the water is still and that "spring is season, like winder, summer, you know"... both team giggled about this :)

Sofia was shrugging her shoulders all the time :lol: She has no idea what was wrong with her. She was moving too slow and couldn't reach a lot of balls. When she started to play more powerful and go for her shots - it was too late, she was down 1-4 in the second :tape: She managed to get Katalin to the tiebreak, where she was down 1-4 again but she fought back. At some point I thought she could win the second set and possible the third but it was too late for her to come back, Marosi was close to winning... and that's what she did.

Larsson/Arvidsson vs Marosi/Arn
Have you seen Greta's WTA profile pic? If not, don't. It is amazingly fugly and Greta is such a beauty in person.
Almost all rallies were played from the baseline. The girls who were supposed to play at the net were just running around over and over and not really hitting the ball :lol:
Overall, the Swedes had advantage because they were way more powerful and that was hard to handle for the Hungarians


to be continued... :]

Cinek
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:11 PM
:(
Nothing about Poland :(

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:21 PM
:(
Nothing about Poland :(Poland was playing on court 1 (without stands). I saw that they were playing but I can't really say anything about how they played :sad:

TTomek
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:22 PM
so you didn't see that "fight" in second set?

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:27 PM
so you didn't see that "fight" in second set?Not really. But I saw that they both were arguing with the umpire A LOT :lol:
Also, the British team was amazingly loud. They had something that looked like a bucket and a ladle and they were using them to "applaud" after every single point.

patch.
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Great Pictures Niya :D

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 01:49 PM
7th February

After the match, the Bulgarian girls stayed on court and practiced a little. Then there was an one hour break between matches, very boring :speakles: There were free newspapers for the spectators so I took one to pass my time... Luckily, I was saved from boredom by the Belorussians who came to practice in approx. 15 minutes.
I really enjoyed my time at FedCup but seeing Vika was the icing on my cake :drool:
She seems to be very demanding to herself and to those who work with her, really hardworking. Amazing shots, very powerful yet precise and deep. I'm a fan now :inlove:
So Vika was hitting with Olga for about 20-30 minutes.

Ani vs Govortsova
As in the previous match, some choking from Maret again, but very solid win overall. Olga was a little slower and less powerful and it was the decisive factor.

Kanepi vs Azarenka
Amazing start from Vika, great shots. Kaia had no idea what to do with Vika's power first 1,5 sets.
At 3-1 in the second Kaia broke and Vika was very disappointed about that. She started to hit waaay more UEs (she almost didn't have them in the first) and she was very angry at herself whereas Kaia stayed very calm and she was just doing her thing. From 3-all on Kaia dominated the game, she was hitting a lot of winners and making Vika hit errors. Vika was nearly crying, it looked like she has no idea what's wrong with her because she was trying very hard but in the third set she could barely hit a winner, most of her shots went either out or to the net but I must give Kaia a credit as well, she had a lot of amazing shots.
Of course I wanted Estonia to win but I really started to like Vika :) She's an amazing player but it was not her day obviously.

Vika left the court very quickly, I didn't even notice how :eek:
The stands were full and everyone was giving Kaia and the whole Estonian team standing ovation for quite a long time. Amazing atmosphere it was! :lick:

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Zsofia Susanyi (and her cute shoes of different color)

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074228.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074232.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074237.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074245.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074253.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074258.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074262.jpg http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj388/sotopha/fedcup/zsofia%20susanyi/P2074273.jpg

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Johanna Larsson

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IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 8th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Johanna :D