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LightsOut!
Apr 13th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Qui jouera?
Who will play?

Germany will play with:
Lisicki, Petkovic, Görges, Malek, (Barrois)

Drine
Apr 13th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Qui jouera?
Who will play?

Germany will play with:
Lisicki, Petkovic, Görges, Malek, (Barrois)

We don't know yet. The captain is due to officially announce the team line-up tomorrow.
But there should be at least Cornet and Rezaï ;)

Bероника
Apr 13th, 2010, 03:09 PM
It's going to be very difficult whoever plays.Aravane doesn't match well with german players :help: and we all know Alize's negative Fed Cup record...

Drine
Apr 13th, 2010, 03:26 PM
It's surely gonna be tough for our girls but Fed Cup is such a unique and different competition you never know what can happen ;)
Alizé has a bad record, yes, but can surprise us.
Aravane is so talented and so keen on playing for her country. She'll probably feel some pressure but I'm sure she can do well :)

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2010, 11:08 AM
French team here : http://www.fft.fr/fed-cup/2010/allemagne-france/?ID=6099

Aravane is in. Hope they could do something. But happy that Marion is in Charleston far from french Press.

claypova
Apr 14th, 2010, 11:13 AM
If Lisicki's ankle keeps her out, France will definitely win

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2010, 11:22 AM
It looks weird, but Sabine should play. She's in German team team with Andrea, Julia and Tatjana.

Even without Sabine, Germany is clearly favorite. Alizé, Aravane and Julie didn't win their last R1. And Pauline lost to Niculescu in qualies.

Drine
Apr 14th, 2010, 11:23 AM
If Lisicki's ankle keeps her out, France will definitely win

I'm not too sure about that. Even without Lisicki, Germany is still a very good team especially with Malek and Petkovic, two dangerous players.

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Escude speaks : http://www.sports.fr/cmc/tennis/201015/escude-aravane-est-motivee_279609.html

"Aujourd'hui, mon équipe a fière allure" :help:

Drine
Apr 14th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Escude speaks : http://www.sports.fr/cmc/tennis/201015/escude-aravane-est-motivee_279609.html

"Aujourd'hui, mon équipe a fière allure" :help:

:happy: :happy:
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Kipling
Apr 14th, 2010, 12:47 PM
Can I be officially French for the weekend???

;)

Drine
Apr 14th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Can I be officially French for the weekend???

;)

You're welcome !!! http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/characters/character0122.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net)
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Kipling
Apr 14th, 2010, 01:26 PM
You're welcome !!! http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/characters/character0122.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net)
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Merci!

:bounce:

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Drine
Apr 14th, 2010, 01:30 PM
French clichés :rolleyes: I love it :lol:

Drine
Apr 14th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Hmmm....Malek and Petkovic playing doubles in Barcelona :o

Kipling
Apr 14th, 2010, 01:42 PM
French clichés :rolleyes: I love it :lol:

Sorry, it was the only smilie I could find that looked "French".

I hope the team has great success. It's good to see that the differences are getting resolved.

Bероника
Apr 14th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Hmmm....Malek and Petkovic playing doubles in Barcelona :o

and winning their matchs :scared:

améliemomo
Apr 15th, 2010, 09:02 PM
i would like to be optimistic about that tie but cant.

Aravane lost to malek at marbella and Alize is sucking big and doesnt seem ready to change that.

And there's no double specialist nor willness from french players to play doubles together.They just suck in it.:rolleyes:

So the equation is simple for France.

ps: unlike amelie and nathalie decided to come back on the tour, but no hope so:sad:

Drine
Apr 19th, 2010, 02:34 PM
The French team are in Francfort :bounce:
They should've taken a flight on Sunday evening but as you all know, the air traffic is interrupted in most european countries so..... they took the train this morning (4 hour journey) ;)
Alizé and the trainer Jérôme Bianchi who are based in the south of France had to take the car and it took them 10 hours to arrive safely in Germany :drive:

Alizé Molik
Apr 19th, 2010, 02:54 PM
i don't see this ending well. bye bye world group.

Drine
Apr 19th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Lisicki has withdrawn from the Fed Cup due to her sprained ankle ;)

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2010, 07:56 AM
The French team are in Francfort :bounce:
They should've taken a flight on Sunday evening but as you all know, the air traffic is interrupted in most european countries so..... they took the train this morning (4 hour journey) ;)
Alizé and the trainer Jérôme Bianchi who are based in the south of France had to take the car and it took them 10 hours to arrive safely in Germany :drive:


good news,at least they're sure to play this weekend unlike some of the other ties

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2010, 07:57 AM
Lisicki has withdrawn from the Fed Cup due to her sprained ankle ;)

who replaces her?

mk27
Apr 20th, 2010, 08:40 AM
who replaces her?

Kristina Barrois

Lighter
Apr 22nd, 2010, 02:50 PM
Alizé is ill. So, it seems that Aravane and Julie will play single matchs.

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2010, 02:50 PM
Pour éviter la honte

L'équipe de France de Fed Cup jouera sa place dans le Groupe Mondial face à Allemagne ce week-end à Francfort. Une relégation des Bleues marquerait une première.

Nicolas Escudé et ses joueuses n'ont certainement pas envie de rentrer dans l'Histoire. Du moins pas de cette manière. Une défaite contre l'Allemagne est toujours difficile à digérer quel que soit le sport. Elle serait presque «dramatique» pour le tennis tricolore. Elle propulserait ainsi la France en deuxième division pour la première fois depuis la création de la Fed Cup, en 1963. Et au vu des autres nations qu'elle serait susceptible de retrouver à l'étage inférieur (Belgique, Ukraine, Australie, Serbie, Espagne, Chine…), pas sûr qu'Alizé Cornet et consorts ne parviennent à s'en relever rapidement. Ce scénario catastrophe n'est pour le moment que de la pure science-fiction. Néanmoins, jamais l'équipe de France n'a semblé autant en danger alors même qu'elle a déjà disputé des barrages, y compris la saison dernière.

Une seule victoire en Fed Cup !
Le problème, c'est que les Bleues ont rarement été aussi faibles. Nicolas Escudé le reconnaît d'ailleurs volontiers : «Cela fait maintenant quelques années qu'on a la pression ! Oui, c'est forcément une pression supplémentaire, mais il faut regarder les choses en face : sur le papier, on n'est pas loin d'être l'équipe la plus faible dans le Groupe Mondial. Jusqu'à présent, on a toujours réussi à faire ce qu'il fallait pour s'y maintenir, il va falloir recommencer face à l'Allemagne.» A elles quatre, Julie Coin (0-1), Alizé Cornet (0-8), Pauline Parmentier (1-1) et Aravane Rezaï (0-0) n'ont remporté qu'un match sur onze disputés. L'inexpérience et l'absence de leader ont poussé le capitaine a ouvrir les portes à Rezaï : «Lors des premières discussions que j'avais pu avoir avec elle, elle montrait qu'elle avait très envie de faire partie du groupe, la preuve en est qu'elle est là aujourd'hui. Je pense qu'on a tous mis un peu d'eau dans notre vin pour réussir à reconstruire une relation de confiance, ce qui est très important, et pour qu'elle prenne la décision d'intégrer l'équipe. Elle est très motivée et, je suis sûr, très fière de porter le maillot de l'équipe de France.»

Rezaï complexée ?
Sera-ce suffisant pour terrasser une équipe d'Allemagne privée sur blessure de ses deux fers de lance, Ana Lena Groenefeld et Sabine Lisicki ? Rien n'est moins sûr. La présence d'une Marion Bartoli aurait sans doute renforcé la cote des Bleues. Mais convaincre la n°1 française de défendre la patrie demeure impossible. La Mannschaft évoluera qui plus est à domicile, sur terre battue. 1 522 supporters (capacité du Frankfurter TC 1914 Palmengarten) sont attendus. «Le match en lui-même sera forcément compliqué en raison du contexte. En effet, un match de barrage est toujours un peu plus complexe que les autres à aborder. Quant aux Allemandes, ce sont de très bonnes joueuses. Je les ai observées dans différents tournois, j'avais notamment découvert Petkovic à Coubertin. Mon impression est que cela ne va pas être simple, parce que c'est très fort en face», prédit Escudé. Son homologue allemand, Barbara Rittner, pourrait justement décider d'aligner en simple Andrea Petkovic et Tatjana Malek. Or, Rezaï, que l'on imagine mal rester sur le banc, a perdu ses trois confrontations face aux deux joueuses (une contre la première, deux contre la seconde), dont deux cette saison, à Coubertin et à Marbella (justement sur terre battue). De mauvais augure ?

La sélection allemande :
Andrea Petkovic, Julia Georges, Tatjana Malek, Kristina Barrois

La sélection française :
Julie Coin, Alizé Cornet, Pauline Parmentier, Aravane Rezaï


http://www.lefigaro.fr/tennis/2010/04/22/02004-20100422ARTSPO00325-pour-eviter-la-honte.php

Drine
Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:20 PM
Alizé is ill. So, it seems that Aravane and Julie will play single matchs.

Any other good news? :help:
This tie is definitely gonna be very stressful :scared:

améliemomo
Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:28 PM
Any other good news? :help:
This tie is definitely gonna be very stressful :scared:

knowing a bit the girl,she would like to play that tie even being ill and the strong probability of another loss in that competition.

I m already ready for the worst. Julie has not played one single match on clay so :tape:

I think france doesnt deserve to stay in world groupe.They must build another team with strong players.With a real double team.Today we have too many weakness.

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:46 PM
Considering Alize's record in Fed Cup these are not such bad news,the problem is I don't see the other players winning their matchs.They'll probably lose :help: but who knows how Aravane will respond to playing Fed Cup?

améliemomo
Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:55 PM
the other players?? we dont have players to be good enough to beat the german players.

Dont understand virginie who went to usa and play charleston,lose there and not coming to save the team. France who never been out of world groupe since 1963.Bartoli?better not speak about her or Ill be rude:rolleyes:
That would be a real shame for french tennis. The fact is today we seems condamned to live that drama.
only a miracle could save us this week end.

Lighter
Apr 22nd, 2010, 05:48 PM
the other players?? we dont have players to be good enough to beat the german players.

Dont understand virginie who went to usa and play charleston,lose there and not coming to save the team. France who never been out of world groupe since 1963.Bartoli?better not speak about her or Ill be rude:rolleyes:
That would be a real shame for french tennis. The fact is today we seems condamned to live that drama.
only a miracle could save us this week end.For your information, no one from the french staff was in the stands to see Virginie vs Sam Stosur in Miami. And Marion, following journalists questions during press conference also in Miami said she has had no news from french staff "depuis Mathusalem".
And Escudé answered to Marion that he didn't need parasites.


Escudé was in Miami. He could have spoken with Virginie and Marion. He preferred to avoid them.

Even german staff prefers to play vs Alizé and co on clay than to play vs Virginie and Marion on hard. What's your conclusion ?

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2010, 07:24 PM
Alize is sick? :sad: In my opinion Germany is favourite but it's not by so much, since they are missing Sabine. Maybe 60-40 favourites? I think it's quite close. Depends on who plays well/poorly. Germany certainly won't be expecting anything easy. I'm expecting a battle actually, but I'm not expecting out of this world quality tennis.

améliemomo
Apr 22nd, 2010, 07:46 PM
something those girls seems to not understand is that fed cup is a competition that needs all good vibes.
The fact escude was not in charleston is probably due to virginie words before the start of the year when she said she doesnt want to play fed cup, prefering focus on her single career.She clearly said she doesnt want to play fed cup.
Its not his job to go and pray those players to play for their country.
Non mais c'est du grand nimportequoi. Même pas n°1 mondial et ça se prend pour des divas.
Amélie elle, avec un palmares bien plus grand et prestigieux qu'elles et elle n'a pas participé qu'une seule fois et c'etait quand elle a atteint la place de n°1 mondiale.
Les bartoli et les razzano ne sont pas de bonnes coéquipieres et c'est normal dans ces conditions de les laisser dans leur coin à essayer de devenir des cracks du circuit.T'as envie de jouer, tu fais tout pour le faire, c'est à toi de te manifester,montrer que ça te tiens à coeur mais si tu chipote et veut imposer tes propres regles ben c'est NIET. Reste chez toi.C'est ce que pense escude et je partage totalement cet avis.

c'est vraiment pas son role d'aller les supplier de jouer pour sauver leur pays de la relégation.Si elles sont pas capables de comprendre ça d'elle meme ben c'est pas la peine de discuter avec elles.
Elles ont rien comprit à l'esprit de la fed cup,c'est ce que j'en déduis et c'est bien dommage pour elles.

Lighter
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:11 PM
something those girls seems to not understand is that fed cup is a competition that needs all good vibes.
The fact escude was not in charleston is probably due to virginie words before the start of the year when she said she doesnt want to play fed cup, prefering focus on her single career.She clearly said she doesnt want to play fed cup.
Its not his job to go and pray those players to play for their country.
Non mais c'est du grand nimportequoi. Même pas n°1 mondial et ça se prend pour des divas.
Amélie elle, avec un palmares bien plus grand et prestigieux qu'elles et elle n'a pas participé qu'une seule fois et c'etait quand elle a atteint la place de n°1 mondiale.
Les bartoli et les razzano ne sont pas de bonnes coéquipieres et c'est normal dans ces conditions de les laisser dans leur coin à essayer de devenir des cracks du circuit.T'as envie de jouer, tu fais tout pour le faire, c'est à toi de te manifester,montrer que ça te tiens à coeur mais si tu chipote et veut imposer tes propres regles ben c'est NIET. Reste chez toi.C'est ce que pense escude et je partage totalement cet avis.

c'est vraiment pas son role d'aller les supplier de jouer pour sauver leur pays de la relégation.Si elles sont pas capables de comprendre ça d'elle meme ben c'est pas la peine de discuter avec elles.
Elles ont rien comprit à l'esprit de la fed cup,c'est ce que j'en déduis et c'est bien dommage pour elles.Virginie and Marion already played fed cup ties, especially Marion in Final vs Russia in 2004. They both know what it is to play for a flag. Don't forget that they were leaders of their national team u 18 and u 16.

And this is because they know how different it is to play in fed cup they have some requests.

Concerning Amélie, i don't want to repeat. But everybody knows that she always had her own staff with her (Courteau, Moreau, Daubinet, Bianchi, Dechaume,...). The same for Dechy and Golovin (Goven).

And Marion is a GS finalist. Pas une crack, mais pas loin. Combien de joueuses Françaises ont joué au moins une finale de Grand chelem depuis l'après-guerre. Elles ne sont que 5 (Dürr, Tauziat, Pierce, Mauresmo et Bartoli). Donc respect.

Lighter
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:18 PM
Alize is sick? :sad: In my opinion Germany is favourite but it's not by so much, since they are missing Sabine. Maybe 60-40 favourites? I think it's quite close. Depends on who plays well/poorly. Germany certainly won't be expecting anything easy. I'm expecting a battle actually, but I'm not expecting out of this world quality tennis.Gastroenteritis. And from journalists who are yet in Francfort, it's not a bad new for her.

Drine
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:30 PM
Alizé needs to be 100% fit to win, so let's hope she can recover in the next 24 hours :unsure:

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:38 PM
But playing Fed Cup is not an obligation,it's a choice.We have to understand the circumstances after each of these players to play or not in this competition.I find a bit unfair the way you talked about Virginie,who has played for the team during years and I don't think she ever had any problem,so I don't know that she's a bad coéquipière comes from :confused: Virginie has several physical problems since a long time,it's just normal she decides to cut a bit her calendar and select better where she decides to play or not. Her body is her tool of work,if it doesn't work good,she has nothing to do.
The players work the same way in all the teams.Do you really think that Clijsters and Hénin would have run to defend their colours if it was not a home tie and one that suits them? In Russian team,players come into the team and out of it when they think it's better for their individual careers and that's absolutely normal.

And anyway,seeing her results this year,it's not like Virginie would have helped a lot against Germany or against any other team :help:

But let's concentrate on the ones that are really there,not the ones missing or the glorious retired ones.

In my oppinion I'd be surprised if they won. But let's hope they'll do the best they can and let's support them :)

I wish Alizé a good and fast recovery :hug:

Kipling
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:51 PM
Hey, I'm only French for the weekend, but I'll be waving the French colors! Sorry to hear that Alize is ill, and I hope she recovers, but we've got a match to win this weekend! Let's go, girls! Allez!!!

Lighter
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:59 PM
Alizé needs to be 100% fit to win, so let's hope she can recover in the next 24 hours :unsure:Alizé probably won't play on saturday.

Aravane and Julie are the one who train more than the others. In l'équipe today, Dominique Bonnot only writes about Aravane ( who played vs new sparring partner, former pro Jean Christophe Faurel) and Julie (with Alexia Dechaume).

Drine
Apr 22nd, 2010, 10:03 PM
Alizé probably won't play on saturday.

Aravane and Julie are the one who train more than the others. In l'équipe today, Dominique Bonnot only writes about Aravane ( who played vs new sparring partner, former pro Jean Christophe Faurel) and Julie (with Alexia Dechaume).

Not a bad idea in fact. That will give Alizé more time to rest and be ready to go on Sunday ;)

Lighter
Apr 22nd, 2010, 10:11 PM
I guess Staff would like Aravane to play first. Because i don't see julie's win over Petkovic.

Drine
Apr 22nd, 2010, 10:18 PM
If we could get this first point, that would definitely help the team mentally :)
Aravane HAS to play first.

HowardH
Apr 23rd, 2010, 12:42 AM
I'm being given a lesson in basic French slang :help:. This is the first time I've come across "ben" (apparently slang for bien) and the idiomatic phrase "n'importe quoi" meaning something like "whatever" or "nonsense". Guess we didn't learn a lot of slang in high school French. Thank goodness for google. But I got most of it. My feeling is that with the demands of the modern game, it is up to the player to decide whether they play a certain tie or not, in the interest of their overall career. Look at the potentially world-beating US team.

That's why I feel so bad for Alize, she wants to play so badly, more than almost anyone, but she just can't seem to win. Unlike Amelie or even Dechy, Alize has not been able to summon positive energy for Fed Cup ties. The sad thing is Alize's drop in form is probably also linked to her struggles to deal with the Fed Cup pressure when she suddenly became so highly ranked. Maybe Rezai will do better in this environment. If Alize gets a chance to play in the reverse singles I hope she can handle the pressure. They may be in a tough position by then. Otherwise if she's too sick missing this tie may not be so bad for her. Losing a pressure match again would not be helpful for her confidence anyway. I just would like her to get the monkey off her back and finally get one win.

hellas719
Apr 23rd, 2010, 03:33 AM
I really hope France wins this even though I have no faves on this team anymore, but I've been cheering for them in Fed Cup forever since I cheered for Amelie and Nathalie...
Allez! :cheer:

Drine
Apr 23rd, 2010, 12:05 PM
Saturday (at 1pm)
A.Petkovic (GER) v. P.Parmentier (FRA)
T.Malek (GER) v. A.Rezai (FRA)

Sunday (at noon)
A.Petkovic (GER) v. A.Rezai (FRA)
T.Malek (GER) v. P.Pamentier (FRA)
K.Barrois / J.Goerges (GER) v. J.Coin / A.Cornet (FRA)

Hmmm....Alizé's not playing AT ALL in singles, not even on Sunday. I'm not sure it's a good idea but, maybe I'm wrong. I know she's sick so not playing tomorrow seems quite logical but I was pretty sure she would be on the list for Sunday :confused:
It's gonna be tough for Pauline against Andrea :help:
Aravane can beat both Malek and Petkovic but she'll have to be at 100%, that's for sure ;)
As for the doubles, I'm surprised they didn't choose Malek and Petkovic. Well, they'll probably play in case of a decisive match.

Drine
Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:09 PM
Nicolas Escudé, capitaine de l'équipe de France : «Il existe un très bon état d'esprit. Nous avons très bien préparé cette rencontre. Les filles ont bien bossé durant cette semaine de préparation. Elles sont prêtes à en découdre. C'est vrai qu'Aravane est novice dans cette compétition, mais on a la chance de disputer ce match de barrages à l'extérieur. On n'a pas la pression populaire et médiatique qu'on pourrait avoir en jouant à domicile. Ce n'est pas une mauvais chose. Aravane est une grande championne, elle a l'habitude toute l'année de jouer des matches à enjeux. Cela va être un peu différent pour elle, mais elle est prête. Pauline m'a donné toutes les certitudes et les garanties que j'avais déjà entrevues à Liévin pour son baptême du feu. Quand je l'ai supervisée à Miami, j'ai trouvé que son jeu était bien en place. Sur cette semaine de préparation, elle m'a donné toutes les garanties. Tout peut se passer en Fed Cup et c'est ce qui fait la beauté de cette compétition. C'est du 50-50.»

Aravane Rezaï : «Cela me fait vraiment plaisir car je n'ai jamais eu l'occasion de pouvoir représenter la France en étant numéro 1. Cela donne des frissons, ce sont des bonnes sensations. J'aimerais continuer cette aventure avec de bonnes nouvelles. Il ne faut pas se mettre de pression. C'est comme un premier tour, il faut aller chercher cette rencontre. On a vraiment la possibilité de les battre. On va s'entraider. Je ne suis pas seule, il y a toute une équipe. Aujourd'hui, je suis sur le terrain, mais on joue toutes ensemble. Je ne me mets pas de pression, je vais essayer de me battre comme d'habitude. »

Pauline Parmentier : «J'ai fait une bonne semaine d'entraînement. Mes derniers tournois étaient plutôt positifs. Je me sens bien sur le terrain. Par rapport à la surface, Nico (Escudé, le capitaine) a eu confiance en moi et a décidé de m'aligner en simples ce week-end, tout du moins samedi. On va faire le maximum pour rester dans le groupe mondial et je pense qu'on a notre place dans ce groupe. On affronte une équipe qui joue bien, mais qu'on peut battre. C'est assez ouvert ce week-end.» (FFT)

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100423_152537_escude-c-est-du-50-50.html

They all seem very confident for this weekend. Positive attitude in the group, that's good to see ;)

Drine
Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:13 PM
Petkovic and Parmentier face off :)

http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=12955

claypova
Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:15 PM
I'm not too sure about that. Even without Lisicki, Germany is still a very good team especially with Malek and Petkovic, two dangerous players.

oh yea. didn't realise.

Bероника
Apr 24th, 2010, 11:54 AM
Pauline down 3-5

anybody has a stream to watch it,please ?

Bероника
Apr 24th, 2010, 11:58 AM
First set goes 6-3 to Germany :mad:

Drine
Apr 24th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Go and pick one of the different streams there ;)

http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

Pauline has lost the first set 6-3 :sad:
I don't expect her to win, cos Petkovic is a very dangerous player. Nevertheless, the French is playing better now so who knows...

Bероника
Apr 24th, 2010, 12:08 PM
merci ;)

I like Andrea too,but I prefer France to win

Bероника
Apr 24th, 2010, 12:22 PM
looks like it's almost over,but fight Pauline!

Drine
Apr 24th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Petkovic is surely gonna win this one now, she's a far better player than Pauline so, the result's logical and expected. I'm much more interested in Aravane's performance now ;)

Bероника
Apr 24th, 2010, 12:27 PM
:sad:

Bероника
Apr 24th, 2010, 12:46 PM
can't stop laughing at the songs selection from germans :spit: :tape:

I can't watch Aravane as I have to go now,but wish her the best of luck and let's finally defeat Malek!!! :bounce: Allez!!!!

Bероника
Apr 24th, 2010, 02:38 PM
Thanks to Aravane's brilliant victory over Malek (finally!) first day finishes 1-1.

Drine
Apr 24th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Good job Aravane ;)
Still a lot of work tomorrow but that's a good start :D

Aaric
Apr 24th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Come on neighbours :rocker: Two more wins

améliemomo
Apr 24th, 2010, 04:39 PM
wondering if escude will replace parmentier tomorrow...

I think he should put julie coin.It cant be worse imo and julie has a good attitude.More positive.

At least aravane is winning.Hope the same against petkovic tomorrow.

Drine
Apr 24th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Yeah, I agree, Julie should play tomorrow.
She showed some good things in Liévin against USA. She has some good groundstrokes and a powerful serve (when she's on....) so it's thought-worthy indeed.
Aravane should be able to beat Petkovic but this German's good :o
Would be awesome if they could win both singles matches, I don't wanna face a decisive doubles match :help:

Lighter
Apr 24th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Nobody knows who will be n°2 german player tomorrow, Malek ou gorgeous Julia. I don't believe that Rittner will thing about Barrois.

I'm sure that choices will depend on Rezaï-Petkovic result.

Bероника
Apr 25th, 2010, 11:56 AM
France down 1-2 now :help:

Drine
Apr 25th, 2010, 12:19 PM
It's gonna be very very very complicated now I'm afraid :help: :sad:

Aaric
Apr 25th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Alize-Coin give France the victory !!! :D
Congrats :yeah:

Drine
Apr 25th, 2010, 03:35 PM
What an impressive performance from Alizé and Julie in doubles :eek: They just crashed the Germans, they were all over the place in the second set, hitting some superb winners :worship:
Pauline did great in her singles as well ;)

Congrats girls, France stays in the World Group :bounce:

Drine
Apr 25th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Our French supporters are the best :worship:

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_7183_gallery.JPG

Drine
Apr 25th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Congrats girls :bounce:

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/6c53ca3d-be4f-438f-a953-a8f5dbf71bf2.jpg

améliemomo
Apr 25th, 2010, 04:24 PM
probably a team was born today...

Congrats to all the girls who gave all they had to win this tie all together.Congrats to all the players, congrats to the team.
Great tactical plan from nicolas escude reserving that great double pair to win that decisif match.

Bероника
Apr 25th, 2010, 05:14 PM
:woohoo: omg I'm soooo happy for all the girls.I admit I left because I tought there was no way they'd stay in world group and didn't want to see that and now I find this sweet sweet surprise

I'm specially happy for Alize finally getting her first FC win and in such an important match.She really deserved such a joy :hug:

shar1982
Apr 25th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Congrats France!!! Without the veterans still going strong!!

Drine
Apr 25th, 2010, 05:51 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_7232_gallery.JPG

Bероника
Apr 25th, 2010, 06:18 PM
super photo,I love it!

and ain't them a great team,all of them contributed with a point to win :D

améliemomo
Apr 25th, 2010, 07:09 PM
yeah great team spirit.

Aravane was so emotionate at the end of the doubles,she cried:smooch:

turtle-rn
Apr 25th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Refreshing Fed Cup pics for a change. Thanks.

What an impressive performance from Alizé and Julie in doubles :eek:
I was pleasantly surprised by Julie (granted I've never seen her play doubles before) but Alizé is actually a pretty good double player. I watched her play doubles with Gilles Simon at the Hopman Cup last year and she was clearly the most reliable player of the two!

Linnie
Apr 26th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Very impressive today :worship: Everybody stepped up!

yeah great team spirit.

Aravane was so emotionate at the end of the doubles,she cried:smooch:
http://www.fft.fr/fed-cup/2010/allemagne-france/

"Ce que j'ai vécu ce week-end est indescriptible. J'ai pleuré de bonheur."
Signé Aravane Rezai, qui a célébré sa première sélection de belle manière...

Aravane :hug: So happy for her, and so glad she's part of the team :yeah:

Alizé Molik
Apr 26th, 2010, 03:48 AM
i'm so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

never imagined that alize and julie would take the double!! Aravane beating Malek was a huge moment too, because she never beat her before, then alize gets her first win for FC and its the decisive match!! surely this will give her a huge confidence for Fes!! I don't think anyone could imagine that without mauresmo, dechy, pierce, golovin etc. that we could still be in WG :)

suzie
Apr 26th, 2010, 11:53 AM
Very happy for les filles! I'm so glad they could win this one. :yeah:

améliemomo
Apr 26th, 2010, 05:33 PM
another pic found

http://img.lequipe.fr/Medias/Tennis/201004/650x475/le-bonheur-des-francaises.jpg

ptitnavet
Apr 26th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Any highlights on youtube or something like that ?? :)

améliemomo
Apr 26th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Any highlights on youtube or something like that ?? :)

go to the fft website, there are some short videos.

Or go to the alize cornet topic"videos and photos" there is the whole double match
si tu pouvais le mettre sur youtube ensuite ce serait juste formidable:hearts::p:drool: