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Håkon
Jan 31st, 2011, 07:04 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/j0fxc0.png

World Group I - Quarterfinals
[1]Sweden[H] (Siri Cornetsson*; Mia Henriksson)
vs.
Botswana (Ruflina Taliamanosoko*; Nthamangela Mbangu)
Hardcourts in Malmö

Australia (Fleri Hingisafrilia*; Marteena Huubere)
vs.
[3]Germany[H] (Sabine Graf*; Bianka Harlow)
Clay in Düsseldorf

[4]Russia[H] (Anastasia Nemayeva*; Elena Skankhova; Alesandra Kiirlova)
vs.
China (Ziyi Zianzhi*; Jane Wong, Chantal Chan)
Hardcourts in Moskva

Italy (Giuseppina Benedetti*; Karen Amato; Annalisa Benedetti)
vs.
[2]Czech Republic[H] (Martine Kartincova*; Ella Felivitch; Aveta Tenesova)
Clay in Praha

World Group II
France[H] (Elise Mesane*; Tami Lamy-Chappuis; Daria Afanasyeva)
vs.
Thailand (Jookarae Mensarb; Amita Maria Young)
Hardcourts in Toulouse

Spain[H] (Candela Sanchez*; Ana Garcia(COMP))
vs.
Canada (Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger; Trinity Camp(COMP))
Hardcourts in Madrid

USA[H] (Harper Johnson*; Jennifer Casanova; Destiny Hernich; Clair McKrain; Caroline Smith)
vs.
South Africa (Luna-Willow Bartoli; Cornelia du Preez)
Hardcourts in Atlanta, GA

Great Britain[H] (Paula Masterton*; Lindsay Galbraith)
vs.
Asia At-Large (Kathleen Pryde-Degman*; Lillith Lee(COMP))
Grass in London

captains of hosting team to choose surface (HARD, CLAY or GRASS) and preferably post the location by Wednesday 10.00am EST (please post here or send by PM). If this is not chosen I will draw this randomly.

captain sends points to SamR03A (http://www.tennisforum.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=62546) by Friday 10.00am EST.

Each player can send one set of points for both matches or they can send a set of points for each player they face.

current line-ups (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19097442&postcount=30)

Computer players have 80 points.

Any other questions please ask, sorry for confusion about surfaces :o

lemonwilly
Jan 31st, 2011, 07:26 PM
^ I thought [H] mean hard...lol...if Spain choose other surface let me know..so I will change points :lol: :p

Savior
Jan 31st, 2011, 07:45 PM
World Group II: United States vs. South Africa
Location: Racket Club of the South, Atlanta, Georgia
Surface: Hard

Singles A: Jennifer Casanova
Singles B: Destiny Hernich
Doubles: Jennifer Casanova/Harper Johnson
Singles C: Clair McKrain
Singles D: Harper Johnson

paul_masterton
Jan 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
Great Britain

Grass, Wimbledon Centre Court (with roof closed!!)

Singles - Masterton and Galbraith

Doubles - Masterton/Galbraith

Duramont
Jan 31st, 2011, 08:45 PM
Sweden

Location: Malmö
Surface: Hard

Broseghini
Jan 31st, 2011, 09:25 PM
Russia vs China
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
Surface: Hard

Ivanovic2008
Jan 31st, 2011, 11:55 PM
Caroline Smith is on???? Come on!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 1st, 2011, 01:18 AM
Botswana

Singles A - Nthamangela Mbangu
Singles B - Ruflina Taliamanosoko

Doubles - Mbangu/Taliamanosoko

Thanks Sam ;)

Buitenzorg
Feb 1st, 2011, 02:06 AM
A U ST R A L I A

S1: Fleri Hingisafrilia
S2: Marteena Huubere
D: Fleri Hingisafrilia / Marteena Huubere

Ivanovic2008
Feb 1st, 2011, 02:48 AM
World Group II: United States vs. South Africa
Location: Racket Club of the South, Atlanta, Georgia
Surface: Hard

Singles A: Jennifer Casanova
Singles B: Destiny Hernich
Doubles: Jennifer Casanova/Harper Johnson
Singles C: Clair McKrain
Singles D: Harper Johnson

Please put Caroline in/ :sad:

Steadyniacki
Feb 1st, 2011, 06:39 AM
South Africa :angel:

Singles A: Coco
Singles B: Luna
Doubles: Coco/Luna

Qalahari
Feb 1st, 2011, 08:10 AM
Doesn't the higher ranked player have to play Singles A?
Anyway, I'll send my points to you now, Ruffy :)

Kris
Feb 1st, 2011, 07:07 PM
NEWS: Germany will face Australia in Düsseldorf on clay. The tie will played in the famous Düsseldort Arena. Later this year The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 will be held in this location.

Taz Warrior
Feb 1st, 2011, 07:25 PM
Czech Republic will play on clay in Prague.

Singles Day 1: Martine Kartincova & Aveta Tenesova
Singles Day 2: Ella Felivitch & Martine Kartincova
Doubles: Aveta Tenesova & Ella Felivitch

Ianto_Jones
Feb 1st, 2011, 08:02 PM
Please put Caroline in/ :sad:

:secret: Maybe you should have Caroline Smith move to Canada so she can be the second best player in the country and play fed cup whenever she wishes?

Pie800
Feb 1st, 2011, 08:11 PM
China

Singles A: Ziyi Zianzhi
Singles B: Jane Wong
Doubles: Chan/Wong

Thanks :wavey:

lemonwilly
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:37 PM
:secret: Maybe you should have Caroline Smith move to Canada so she can be the second best player in the country and play fed cup whenever she wishes?

we have already 3 players from Canada.she wouldn't be 2nd.

Geoffry
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:38 PM
France vs. Thailand
Location: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Surface: Hardcourt

Line-up:
Singles A: Elise Mésane
Singles B: Tami Lamy-Chappuis
Doubles: Afanasyeva/Mésane
Singles C: Daria Afanasyeva
Singles D: Elise Mésane

Ianto_Jones
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:39 PM
we have already 3 players from Canada.she wouldn't be 2nd.

I was looking at which teams had a computer playing. :O

oops. lol.

Geoffry
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:40 PM
we have already 3 players from Canada.she wouldn't be 2nd.
Yes, and you can't deny Trinity Camp(COMP) this opportunity, now can you? ;)

lemonwilly
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:42 PM
Yes, and you can't deny Trinity Camp(COMP) this opportunity, now can you? ;)

sad but true.:sad:

Joseosu19
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:47 PM
Italy lineup:

Day one:
K. Amato
G. Benedetti

Day two:
A. Benedetti
G. Benedetti

Doubles:
K. Amato/A. Benedetti

I just put myself in singles twice since they picked clay...but if either of you girls want to play a second singles match, feel free to let me know!

ql00lp
Feb 2nd, 2011, 06:22 AM
http://www.turbocash.net/wiki/images/e/e0/FlagFranceButtonButton48.png FRA vs THA http://www.turbocash.net/wiki/images/thumb/7/78/150px-FlagThailandButtonShadow.png/48px-150px-FlagThailandButtonShadow.png

Location: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Surface: Hardcourt

Line-up:
Singles A: Jookkarae Mensarb
Singles B: Amita Maria Young
Doubles: Mensarb/Young
Singles C: Amita Maria Young
Singles D: Jookkarae Mensarb

Geoffry
Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:30 AM
France vs. Thailand
Location: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Surface: Hardcourt

Line-up:
Singles A: Elise Mésane
Singles B: Tami Lamy-Chappuis
Doubles: Afanasyeva/Mésane
Singles C: Daria Afanasyeva
Singles D: Elise Mésane
France changes its doubles line-up to Lamy-Chappuis/Mésane. :)

Hian
Feb 2nd, 2011, 12:30 PM
Go Italy :cheer:

wongqks
Feb 2nd, 2011, 12:48 PM
go China :)

Welcome Chan to the team!!

Håkon
Feb 2nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
Spain vs Canada: Indoor hardcourt, Madrid

points received from 4/16

TatiNovic
Feb 2nd, 2011, 05:53 PM
go China :)

Welcome Chan to the team!!

Looking forward to it!!;)

BTW, Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!!:bounce:

Joseosu19
Feb 2nd, 2011, 06:50 PM
Spain vs Canada: Indoor hardcourt, Madrid

points received from 4/16
Could you write what the matchups are? I think that it is supposed to be highest ranked vs lower ranked on day one, and higher vs higher on day two, but I just want to make sure we are sending the right points for the right opponents.

Håkon
Feb 2nd, 2011, 07:26 PM
Could you write what the matchups are? I think that it is supposed to be highest ranked vs lower ranked on day one, and higher vs higher on day two, but I just want to make sure we are sending the right points for the right opponents.

ok :) if your opponent hasn't posted feel free to send 'higher vs lower', or even for any possible combination.

please note: doubles is average of two players' points

Sweden vs Botswana on hard
day 1
Henriksson vs Taliamanosoko
Cornetsson vs Mbangu

day 2
Cornetsson vs Taliamanosoko
Henriksson vs Mbangu
Cornetsson/Henriksson vs Mbangu/Taliamanosoko

Germany vs Australia on clay
day 1
Harlow vs Hingisafrilia
Graf vs Huubere

day 2
Graf vs Hingisafrilia
Harlow vs Huubere
Harlow/Graf vs Huubere/Hingisafrilia

Russia vs China on hard
day 1
Nemayeva vs Wong
Skankhova vs Ziyi

day 2
Kirilova vs Wong
Nemayeva vs Ziyi
Kirilova/Skankhova vs Chan/Wong

Czech Republic vs Italy on clay
day 1
Tenesova vs G. Benedetti
Kartincova vs Amato

day 2
Kartincova vs G. Benedetti
Felivitch vs A. Benedetti
Tenesova/Felivitch vs Amato/A. Benedetti

group II

France vs Thailand on hard
day 1
Lamy Chappuis vs Mensarb
Mésane vs Young

day 2
Mésane vs Mensarb
Afanasyeva vs Young
Lamy-Chappuis/Mésane vs Mensarb/Young

Spain vs Canada on hard
day 1
Garcia vs Jarocka-Pottinger
Sanchez vs Camp

day 2
Sanchez vs Jarocka-Pottinger
Garcia vs Camp
Garcia/Sanchez vs Camp/Jarocka-Pottinger

USA vs South Africa on hard
day 1
Casanova vs du Preez
Hernich vs Bartoli

day 2
Johnson vs Bartoli
McKrain vs du Preez
Casanova/Johnson vs Bartoli/du Preez

Great Britain vs Asia on grass
day 1
Galbraith vs Pryde-Degman
Masterton vs Lee

day 2
Masterton vs Pryde-Degman
Galbraith vs Lee
Masterton/Galbraith vs Pryde-Degman/Lee

Buitenzorg
Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:06 PM
c'mon Australia :bounce:

Good luck everyone :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 2nd, 2011, 11:24 PM
Time for Africa to live up to the rankings of it's players and defeat the Swedes ;)

Håkon
Feb 3rd, 2011, 01:18 PM
7/16 points received

Savior
Feb 3rd, 2011, 03:33 PM
I still need points from Destiny. :)

Carotastrophe
Feb 4th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Sent Points to Harper :D

Håkon
Feb 4th, 2011, 09:17 AM
13/16 now :) Good work

Savior
Feb 4th, 2011, 12:33 PM
And, USA's points are sent! :)

Håkon
Feb 5th, 2011, 01:47 AM
I'll post eight 'rubbers' (one in each match) at a time I think - possibly adjusted for time zones and whatnot, we'll see.

First set of matches at about 10am CET tomorrow anyway. :)

Håkon
Feb 5th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Live from Moscow, Russia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Russia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Elena Skankhova (RUS) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg.png Ziyi Zianzhi (CHN)

6/7(14)
0/6

After a magnificently dramatic tie-break, with the first set yielding three set points to either player, Skankhova was unable to respond and fell meekly to the Australian Open champion.

ZIYI wins 2-0; CHINA leads RUSSIA 1-0

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Live from Malmö, Sweden

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Sweden.svg/22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Mia Henriksson (SWE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Ruflina Taliamanosoko (BOT)


6/7(2)
6/7(2)

The singles hero of last year's final played nearly as strong tennis, but was unable to take care of the key points. Ruflina takes care of the first rubber in some style, but still plenty of top-class tennis to come in this tie.

TALIAMANOSOKO wins 2-0; BOTSWANA leads SWEDEN 1-0

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Live from Düsseldorf, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Bianka Harlow (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS)

6/7(6)
7/5
5/7

Harlow looked fired up for the first set, having just recovered from a 5-8 slump with an ITF win in Kolkata, but after having saved three set points she dragged one long and allowed Fleri to break. Despite losing the second set, the experienced Australian looked like a winner throughout.

HINGISAFRILIA wins 2-1; AUSTRALIA leads GERMANY 1-0

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Live from Prague, the Czech Republic

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Aveta Tenesova (CZE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Giuseppina Benedetti (ITA)

6/2
5/7
3/6

The crowd were on their feet after the young Czech had started to upset the applecart; a win here would have almost sealed it against the promoted Italian team. Giusa is hard to beat on clay, though, and rallied spectacularly. The away teams start well, as usual in Fed Cup; four from four.

BENEDETTI wins 2-1; ITALY leads CZECH REPUBLIC 1-0

Håkon
Feb 5th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Live from Toulouse, France

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Tami Lamy-Chappuis (FRA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Thailand.svg/22px-Flag_of_Thailand.svg.png Jookkarae Mensarb (THA)

3/6
7/5
7/5

If this had been played in Thailand, the former Thai champion could have expected some heckling - as it was, the crowd were largely indifferent, but she ultimately triumphed in form not seen for quite a while. France's captain Mésane should secure this, but does she really want to go all out in a division-II clash?

LAMY-CHAPPUIS wins 2-1; FRANCE leads THAILAND 1-0

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Live from Madrid, Spain

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Ana Garcia (ESP) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger (CAN)

6/7(4)
6/7(5)

A heroic fight from the unknown junior Ana Garcia, who could have wins both sets; Canada's #1 escaped luckily, though without having to grind through a third set, but will have tougher fights to come this weekend.

JAROCKA-POTTINGER wins 2-0; CANADA leads SPAIN 1-0

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Live from London, United Kingdom

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Lindsay Galbraith (GBR) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg/22px-Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg.png Kathleen Pryde-Degman (ASI)

2/6
7/6(5)
6/2

Iron woman Lindsay Galbraith never really looked likely to excite centre court, finding herself down 2/6 2/4, but somehow found the strength to pull back, saving four match points in the process before dominating the third set. Britain definitely in the driving seat for a play-off, given their #2 had just pulled off a singles win.

GALBRAITH wins 2-1; GREAT BRITAIN leads ASIA 1-0

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Live from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Jennifer Casanova (USA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Cornelia du Preez (RSA)

6/2
5/7
5/7

What happened Jennifer? After titles in Beijing and Auckland, the only losses coming to top ten players, a visibly nervous teenage visitor and the #6 of a continent of six tennis players emerged triumphant in a match that won't make the highlights reel.

DU PREEZ wins 2-1; SOUTH AFRICA leads UNITED STATES 1-0

Qalahari
Feb 5th, 2011, 09:47 AM
You posted some scores the wrong way round (DuPreez-Casanova and Garcia-JarockaPottinger)
Anyway, congrats Ruffy :cheer: :wavey: Botswana on the way to round two :cheer:
Next up Nthama vs. Siri :tape: :eek:

Congrats to China, Great Britain and of course South Africa :hearts:

paul_masterton
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Great job Lynz :)

Qalahari
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:29 AM
When will the next matches take place?

Qalahari
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Oh, and congrats Fleri, too :hug:

Håkon
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:31 AM
provisional schedule (CET)

6pm Match two
10am Sunday match three
4pm Sunday match four
7pm Sunday doubles

Geoffry
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:35 AM
Tami :bigclap:

Great work, SamRO3A! :worship:

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 5th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Mia :confused: :rolleyes:

Hian
Feb 5th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Giusa :worship:

Håkon
Feb 5th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Live from Moscow, Russia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Russia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Anastasia Nemayeva (RUS) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg.png Jane Wong (CHN)

5/7
4/6

The Chinese veteran, buoyed by the morning's result, had relatively few problems against the Russian captain, breaking twice in either set. China are yet to lose a set and look rock solid.

WONG wins 2-0; CHINA leads RUSSIA 2-0

Live from Malmö, Sweden

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Sweden.svg/22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Siri Cornetsson (SWE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Nthamangela Mbangu (BOT)

4/6
6/1
3/6

The Malmö crowd thought they'd be in for a competitive tennis treat, but Mbangu broke early in both the first and third set and looked like the best player out there by far. The defending champions have a mountain to climb on the second day's play.

MBANGU wins 2-1; BOTSWANA leads SWEDEN 2-0

Live from Düsseldorf, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Sabine Graf (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Marteena Huubere (AUS)

7/5
6/7(2)
5/7

A match-up of legends - with 104 tour titles (singles and doubles) between them and, of course, a recently successful doubles pairing. This, however, was not the best match of the many the friends have shared in recent times. Though Graf took the first set, she didn't look particularly comfortable in front of the huge Düsseldorf crowd, and succumbed meekly after taking the third set to 5/5 and "first-break-wins".

HUUBERE wins 2-1; AUSTRALIA leads GERMANY 2-0

Live from Prague, the Czech Republic

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Martine Kartincova (CZE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Karen Amato (ITA)

6/3
5/7
5/7

Not a single home team got a win today in Division One; this was perhaps the largest boilover of all, with the Czech finalist from last year seemingly cruising in the first, only to fail to earn a break in either of the last two sets. The Italians hugged and smiled after an excellent performance; they must be all kinds of comfortable going into day two.

AMATO wins 2-1; ITALY leads CZECH REPUBLIC 2-0

Håkon
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Live from Toulouse, France

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Elise Mésane (FRA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Thailand.svg/22px-Flag_of_Thailand.svg.png Amita Maria Young (THA)

7/5
6/7(5)
10/12

Well well, look here! There was a tear in the French captain's eye as she walked off to muted applause after a pitched battle in the final set - the home crowd had expected this to be over by teatime tomorrow, but instead the Thai newcomer with a 2-3 record on tour clinched the match in two tough tie-breaks.

YOUNG wins 2-1; FRANCE and THAILAND 1-1 all square

Live from Madrid, Spain

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Candela Sánchez (ESP) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Trinity Camp (CAN)

5/7
7/6(4)
6/3

Nearly a very huge blow for the hosts, as the unheralded Camp had two match points; Candela has been in the game for long, though, and was untroubled in the tie-break and set three.

SÁNCHEZ wins 2-1; CANADA and SPAIN 1-1 all square

Live from London, United Kingdom

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Paula Masterton (GBR) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg/22px-Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg.png Lindsay Lee (ASI)

6/4
7/6(8)

Not Paula's easiest win, she seemed visibly unfocused in the second set, but was able to pull herself together, hold serve to 9/8, and was then gifted the match on a double fault.

MASTERTON wins 2-0; GREAT BRITAIN leads ASIA 2-0

Live from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Destiny Hernich (USA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Luna-Willow Bartoli (RSA)

6/7(5)
6/7(3)

It's all falling to pieces for the US in the Fed Cup, as they look stuck in Group II for the second year running. This was the first meeting between rookie hope Destiny and Afro-babe par extraordinaire Luna, and the visitor showed nerves of steel in both tie-breaks. She has two chances to seal the tie for South Africa tomorrow.

BARTOLI wins 2-0; SOUTH AFRICA leads UNITED STATES 2-0

Pie800
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:26 PM
:woohoo: Jane and Ziyi!
Things looking good so far..
Glad to see South Africa doing so well! :yeah:
Congrats day 1 winners!

Kris
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Congrats Aussies - bad day for Germany today...

Joseosu19
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Live from Prague, the Czech Republic

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Martine Kartincova (CZE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Karen Amato (ITA)

6/3
5/7
5/7

Not a single home team got a win today in Division One; this was perhaps the largest boilover of all, with the Czech finalist from last year seemingly cruising in the first, only to fail to earn a break in either of the last two sets. The Italians hugged and smiled after an excellent performance; they must be all kinds of comfortable going into day two.

AMATO wins 2-1; ITALY leads CZECH REPUBLIC 2-0
Karen:worship: I knew you could do it:D!

Forza Italia! 2-0, woohoo!

Unfortunately, though, that last line about us being comfortable headed into day two seems ominous and makes me feel like we might blow this lead...:tape:

Marchino!
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Karen and Giusa :worship:
C'mon Italy! Hope Giusa will win her match so Nali could play with less pressure!
:hearts:
You girls ROCK!

Joseosu19
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:47 PM
BENEDETTI, Giuseppina versus KARTINCOVA, Martine



Bogota 2008 QF L 6-7(6) 7-5 5-7


Seoul 2008 1r L 6-0 1-6 5-7


Moscow 2008 1r L 4-6 6-7(7)

Stanford 2009 1r L 6-0 1-6 7-6(3)





KARTINCOVA leads G. Benedetti, 4-0

Joseosu19
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Karen and Giusa :worship:
C'mon Italy! Hope Giusa will win her match so Nali could play with less pressure!
:hearts:
You girls ROCK!
Nali will be fine!;)

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Sweden :( :(

We'll have to Kick ass tommorow :smoke:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 5th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Great Britain :cheer:

Lindsay Galbraith's 1st Singles win EVER!

World, be warned, Pax Britannica is coming!

Broseghini
Feb 5th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Russians :o Like the real life :lol:

Qalahari
Feb 5th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Nthama :bounce:
Now one more win tomorrow... go Ruffy :cheer:
Congrats to all the winners :)

égalité
Feb 5th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Russians :o Like the real life :lol:

Seriously :tears:

It's OK, we'll totally come back from 2-0 down tomorrow!!! :unsure:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 5th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Botswana and South Africa debut in Fed Cup and race to a 2-0 lead

Former world #1 Ruflina Taliamanosoko had been the lead captain for the African Fed Cup team for ten years. She had seen the continent vary from herself to a maximum of three players. With her work dedicated in the Unity Cup in attracting more young female Africans to the sport, Africa now has a litany of players on the tour - herself, Luna-Willow Bartoli, Cornelia du Preez, Nthamangela Mbangu, Athea Kane, and Verena Jameka Starr.

So, for the first time ever, the continental team has disbanded and two countries were able to form their own team - Botswana and South Africa. Ruflina worked very hard in trying to entice her neighboring Namibian, Nthamangela Mbangu, to seek citizenship in her peaceful country. Meanwhile, Luna-Willow and Coco were able to form their own South African team. Unfortunately, Athea and Verena showed no interest in forming an Africa at-large team.

Well, the debut of the two countries were extremely successful today. Ruflina was able to edge out last year's Fed Cup star, Mia Henriksson, in a pair of tiebreakers. She was followed by Nthama's thrilling three set win over Siri Cornetsson. Nthama, who was the recent Australian Open finalist, has shown she has what it takes to hang with the big dogs on hard courts. They now take a 2-0 lead in Malmo, Sweden tomorrow to have a chance to advance to their first semifinals in quite some time.

Meanwhile, South Africa is in World Group II and facing off against American team on hard courts in Atlanta, Georgia. Jennifer Casanova, new partner of Ruflina, lost to the lowest ranked African, Cornelia du Preez, in an amazing upset. Next up was Australian Open semifinalist, Luna-Willow, who defeated Sydney champion Destiny Hernich to take a 2-0 lead into day two for a chance to play in Fed Cup II to advance to World Group I for 2011.

Elsewhere in Fed Cup this weekend, away teams dominated with the exception of Great Britain. There, the newly crowned "Iron Woman" Lindsay Galbraith (after her amazingly long and close matches) notched her first career win against Kathleen Pryde-Degman of Asia, even saving match points. This was followed up by Paula Masterton's quick defeat of Lindsay Lee.

lemonwilly
Feb 5th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Camp :sad:...Candela probably moonballed you to death :hug:

Buitenzorg
Feb 6th, 2011, 12:51 AM
Oh, and congrats Fleri, too :hug:


Thanks Ntha :kiss:

Buitenzorg
Feb 6th, 2011, 12:54 AM
Congrats Aussies - bad day for Germany today...


Thank you Sabine :hug:

Buitenzorg
Feb 6th, 2011, 12:54 AM
excellent job SamR03A :hug: :kiss:
(http://www.tennisforum.com/member.php?u=62546)

Buitenzorg
Feb 6th, 2011, 12:55 AM
Australia :bounce:

zeeson
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:33 AM
Yeah!! Thailand ^^
Great match, Young!!

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 08:52 AM
Live from Moscow, Russia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Russia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Anastasia Nemayeva (RUS) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg.png Ziyi Zianzhi (CHN)

5/7
6/4
4/6

The Russians were furious at their captain, who didn't seem anywhere near the crucial level in the third set. Ziyi converted the first match point and sends China into the semi-final. The Chinese certainly vindicated the ITF's decision to give them the place earned by Asia in World Group I.

ZIYI wins 2-1; CHINA defeated RUSSIA, 3-0

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Live from Malmö, Sweden

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Sweden.svg/22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Siri Cornetsson (SWE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Ruflina Taliamanosoko (BOT)


6/4
3/6
8/6

Siri was back to solid form this morning, playing fearlessly despite the knowledge that any loss would end Sweden's chances. An elated Swedish radio commentator implored yesterday's crowds to return to watch what could be 'a comeback for the ages' after Taliamanosoko failed to serve to stay in the match - she had needed to do it four times and eventually crumbled.

CORNETSSON wins 2-1; BOTSWANA leads SWEDEN 2-1

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Live from Düsseldorf, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Sabine Graf (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS)

6/3
4/6
5/7

Fleri had got more rest after yesterday, and it showed in the third set - with two wins she's the heroine of this tie. The Germans briefly rallied when Graf won the first set, but ultimately had to settle to politely applaud their gallant losers. Germany, who have reached the semi-final stage on the last five occasions, will provide tough opposition to anyone in the play-offs, but are perhaps not the force they once were.

HINGISAFRILIA wins 2-1; AUSTRALIA defeated GERMANY, 3-0

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Live from Prague, the Czech Republic

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Martine Kartincova (CZE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Giuseppina Benedetti (ITA)

3/6
6/2
4/6

Perhaps a breakthrough in the spotlight for Benedetti? The world #4 doesn't sport the greatest Grand Slam or Fed Cup record, but the Italian media had fronted her as the key player against the seemingly impenetrable Czech crowd and a 0-4 head-to-head record against the new Czech captain. Kartincova, who has played every Czech match in the successful past two years, was finally defeated, and the Italians now merely have to beat two top-ten players from China to reach the Fed Cup final.

BENEDETTI wins 2-1; ITALY defeated CZECH REPUBLIC, 3-0

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 08:57 AM
Live from Toulouse, France

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Elise Mésane (FRA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Thailand.svg/22px-Flag_of_Thailand.svg.png Jookkarae Mensarb (THA)

6/7(5)
6/1
2/6

This hasn't been Elise's season so far. A doubles semi-final yet again, trouble in the doubles pairing, 1-2 on tour and now two successive defeats as Fed Cup captain. Some rowdy Toulouse spectators booed the hapless effort in the final set. Yesterday's marathon match had taken its toll - but the Thais breathed a sigh of relief. They didn't need a win over the in-form Afanasyeva to have a chance.

MENSARB wins 2-1; THAILAND leads FRANCE 2-1

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Live from Madrid, Spain

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Candela Sánchez (ESP) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger (CAN)

4/6
6/4
11/9

Candela looked considerably better today, and Spain are suddenly in a good position. Emilia was in fighting spirit, but ultimately, Candela just got one break point too many.

SÁNCHEZ wins 2-1; SPAIN leads CANADA 2-1

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Live from London, United Kingdom

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Paula Masterton (GBR) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg/22px-Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg.png Kathleen Pryde-Degman (ASI)

7/6(1)
1/6
6/1

Not your typical grass match, with quite a few breaks of serve, but eventually Paula prevailed to set Great Britain into a great position before next year's Fed Cup. Hopefully they will have a fighting-fit team in 2012 too.

MASTERTON wins 2-1; GREAT BRITAIN defeated ASIA, 3-0

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Live from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Clair McKrain (USA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Cornelia du Preez (RSA)

6/2
5/7
4/6

The Americans made a planned substitution for this match, putting the Australian Open semi-finalist Clair to play as #2. It didn't matter. Cornelia came back from 2/6 1/4 to take the pressure off Luna's back and send the Americans down into division II for a third straight year.

DU PREEZ wins 2-1; SOUTH AFRICA defeated UNITED STATES, 3-0

Pie800
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:23 AM
:D China!
Interesting to see what happens between Botswana and Sweden from here on :eek: Could be intense if Sweden wins the next rubber. Congrats winners :)

S-T-E-V-E
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:34 AM
What a bad week for the USA Fed Cup Team, I'm really sorry for letting you down;:sad: Jesus, we have two former GS Champions on the time and we don't get it together :rolleyes:

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:50 AM
Siri :p

zeeson
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Come On!! Thailand ^___^
Good job, Mensarb!!

Qalahari
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:56 AM
Ruffy :sobbing:
Congrats winners, especially China + RSA :yeah:
Czech Republic already out after two finals in a row :spit:

Hian
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Italy :drool: 2-0!
Now finish them off :cheer:

lemonwilly
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Emilia :sad:

Geoffry
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Putain. :o
Sorry, Tami and Daria.

Broseghini
Feb 6th, 2011, 11:40 AM
:sobbing:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:23 PM
OMG I'm so sorry Nthama :(

You have to win it for us!

Qalahari
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:35 PM
We'll win the doubles ;)... don't worry Ruffy,,, be happy!
:scared: :scared: :scared:

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Live from Malmö, Sweden

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Sweden.svg/22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Mia Henriksson (SWE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Nthamangela Mbangu (BOT)


http://i52.tinypic.com/16hpyir.png
ITF inspecting the Baltic Hall prior to the day's play

1/6
6/2
7/5

Second chance for Botswana against the title-holders. Mia, who was unbeaten through the semifinals and finals last year, fell to her third straight set defeat meekly - but then, somehow, a different girl took the court in the second. Mia whirled through breaks at the drop of a hat and we're going to a deciding doubles. Swedish commentator Björn Hellberg claims this is the largest turnaround in Swedish sport since the 1974 French Open final.

HENRIKSSON wins 2-1; SWEDEN and BOTSWANA all square, 2-2

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Live from Düsseldorf, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Bianka Harlow (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Marteena Huubere (AUS)

7/5
7/6(5)

Bianka takes some confidence out of a very disappointing weekend.

HARLOW wins 2-0; AUSTRALIA defeated GERMANY, 3-1

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Live from Moscow, Russia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Russia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Alesandra Kirilova (RUS) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg.png Jane Wong (CHN)

2/6
6/3
6/7(0)

WONG wins 2-1; CHINA defeated RUSSIA, 4-0

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Live from Prague, the Czech Republic

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Ella Felivitch (CZE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Annalisa Benedetti (ITA)

6/3
3/6
6/7(7)

Indeed, Nali would be fine. The Czech faithful are reduced to disbelief.

BENEDETTI wins 2-1; ITALY defeated CZECH REPUBLIC, 4-0

Broseghini
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Kirilova or Wong won? :scratch:

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Live from Toulouse, France

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Daria Afanasyeva (FRA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Thailand.svg/22px-Flag_of_Thailand.svg.png Amita Maria Young (THA)

http://www.kirkbytimes.co.uk/images/newsimages/france_toulouse_150map.gif

2/6
7/6(0)
6/3

The clash of the rookies went with the form book; Daria Afanasyeva saves the face of her more experienced captain. Young looked comfortable in the first set, but was unable to convert and Afanasyeva continues her magnificent form. Still, France go with the experienced line-up for the doubles match.

AFANASYEVA wins 2-1; FRANCE and THAILAND all square, 2-2

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Live from Madrid, Spain

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Ana García (ESP) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Trinity Camp (CAN)

http://www.esmadrid.com/recursos/img/es/Negocio/FeriasyCongresos/237157433_2042007135318.jpg
A sea of red

5/7
4/6

The Spanish crowd wonders who this García is, and she did not do much to endear herself - a straight sets defeat. One of these teams is going to their third straight Fed Cup loss.

CAMP wins 2-0; SPAIN and CANADA all square, 2-2

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Live from London, United Kingdom

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Lindsay Galbraith (GBR) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg/22px-Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg.png Lindsay Lee (ASI)

4/6
6/1
5/7

Lindsay Lee was so close to being the unlikeliest hero you can imagine. Instead she has to settle with a dead rubber win against Galbraith, still running on half-gear after her Melbourne marathons.

LEE wins 2-1; GREAT BRITAIN defeated ASIA, 3-1

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Live from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Caroline Smith (USA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Luna-Willow Bartoli (RSA)

6/1
5/7
2/6

No application for Caroline Smith to be selected for a live rubber next year. Luna dispatches her in three - it's a rout.

BARTOLI wins 2-1; SOUTH AFRICA defeated UNITED STATES, 4-0

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Kirilova or Wong won? :scratch:

Wong. The last set is the wrong way about, sorry :hug:

lemonwilly
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Trinity Camp :cheer:
what a great performance for a young canadian :lol:
go Canada :armed: :cheer:

zeeson
Feb 6th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Poor Young >__<"

Pie800
Feb 6th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Jane :yeah:
Sweden vs. Botswana :eek:

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 6th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Mia ;)

Qalahari
Feb 6th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Nthama :sobbing:
All levelled now :help:
Go Botswana in doubles :scared: :cheer:
Congrats Mia BTW :)

King Aaron
Feb 6th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Ella :rolleyes:
Czech team. :hug: :hug:
Congrats Italy.

Elise. :hug:

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Live from Malmö, Sweden

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Sweden.svg/22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Cornetsson/Henriksson (SWE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Mbangu/Taliamanosoko (BOT)

3/6
7/6(9)
6/3

For the first time since at least 2008, a team squanders a 2-0 lead. The two Botswanans were shaken early on, but still looked reasonably confident as they took the first set with an early break of serve. The crowd grew more and more raucuous, though, and the Swedes responded - in a miraculous tie-break, the Botswanans had four match points, but Ruflina, the doubles champion sent a forehand volley wide, and there simply was no more energy after a marathon weekend. Sweden are the only seeds left alive in the competition.

CORNETSSON/HENRIKSSON wins 2-1; SWEDEN defeated BOTSWANA 3-2

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Live from Moscow, Russia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Russia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Kirilova/Skankhova (RUS) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg.png Chan/Wong (CHN)

6/7(0)
6/4
6/7(0)

The whitewash is complete.

CHAN/WONG wins 2-1; CHINA defeated RUSSIA 5-0

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Live from Düsseldorf, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Graf/Harlow (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Hingisafrilia/Huubere (AUS)

4/6
6/1
3/6

The Germans were gifted a set in a low-intensity encounter.

HINGISAFRILIA/HUUBERE wins 2-1; AUSTRALIA defeated GERMANY 4-1

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Live from Prague, the Czech Republic

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Tenesova/Felivitch (CZE) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Amato/A. Benedetti (ITA)

4/6
6/7(8)

The delighted juniors continued their fantastic week. Both semi-finalists in the top half won 5-0.

AMATO/BENEDETTI wins 2-0; ITALY defeated CZECH REPUBLIC 5-0

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Live from Toulouse, France

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Lamy-Chappuis/Mésane (FRA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Thailand.svg/22px-Flag_of_Thailand.svg.png Mensarb/Young (THA)

7/6(6)
6/1

Elise took the court again now, desperate to avenge her horrible singles, and it showed in the first set as the Thais took control. However, a key break-back at 4/4 allowed the match to go a tie-break, where the French suddenly seemed devoid of nerves and carried this into the second set. France are in the play-offs for the third year in a row.

LAMY-CHAPPUIS/MÉSANE wins 2-0; FRANCE defeated THAILAND 3-2

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Live from Madrid, Spain

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png García/Sánchez (ESP) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Camp/Jarocka-Pottinger (CAN)

4/6
6/7(4)

Emilia was on the wrong side of a 3-2-defeat last year, having taken part in all three losses, but now she guided her young compatriot to a solid win in her best discipline, the doubles. They will probably need to field a stronger team to defeat France, though.

CAMP/JAROCKA-POTTINGER wins 2-0; CANADA defeated SPAIN 3-2

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Live from London, United Kingdom

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Galbraith/Masterton (GBR) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg/22px-Asia_(orthographic_projection).svg.png Lindsay Lee (ASI)

6/7(3)
3/6

Britain also lose the second dead rubber.

GALBRAITH/MASTERTON wins 2-0; GREAT BRITAIN defeated ASIA 3-2

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Live from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Casanova/Johnson (USA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Bartoli/du Preez (RSA)

7/6(0)
7/6(5)

Most of the crowd had gone home in preparation for the Super Bowl, but the US doubles team at least avoided the whitewash.

CASANOVA/JOHNSON wins 2-0; SOUTH AFRICA defeated UNITED STATES 4-1

Tuckii
Feb 6th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Frenchies :bounce:

Duramont
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Sweden - what a comeback :cheer:

Geoffry
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Phew!
Tami and Daria :worship: Amazing!

I think this is the second time in three years that France wins a tie 3-2, with Elise losing both her singles matches. I wonder why I haven't been banned yet. :lol:

Nice fight, Thailand! :yeah:
Czechs :hug:

Impressive job running Fed Cup, Sam! :bowdown:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Sorry Nthama :( I have never had success at Fed Cup. We have to regroup for World Group I playoffs now!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:51 PM
World Group I Semifinals
[1]Sweden [H]
vs.
Australia

China
vs.
Italy [H]

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:52 PM
World Group I Playoffs
Botswana [H]
vs.
France

Germany [H]
vs.
Canada

Russia [H]
vs.
South Africa

Czech Republic [H]
vs.
Great Britain

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Nice work Sam -- great job all week.

Thanks you :worship:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:53 PM
I also want to say that this is the first time in FOREVER I did not know the results in advance. I forgot how nerve-wracking it is to anticipate results.

The fact that you guys do this week in and week out -- wow!

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:54 PM
Russia [H]
vs.
USA


I know no one can believe we won, but we did! :p

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Sweden ;)

Joseosu19
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:01 PM
The world #4 doesn't sport the greatest Grand Slam or Fed Cup record
These two wins push Giusa's Fed Cup singles record to 8-3...not that shabby:p;) (but granted, as captain she did have a bit more pressure than usual in Fed Cup and she definitely is a choker:o).

Forza Italia! And a home match next!!
Good Job Nali, Karen/Nali...I am proud of you girls.

Congrats to the winners!

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:03 PM
These two wins push Giusa's Fed Cup singles record to 8-3...not that shabby:p;) (but granted, as captain she did have a bit more pressure than usual in Fed Cup and she definitely is a choker:o).


Yeah, Giusa were fairly good in 08 (which I hadn't looked up when I wrote it :o ) went by last year really :P

Geoffry
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:10 PM
I also want to say that this is the first time in FOREVER I did not know the results in advance. I forgot how nerve-wracking it is to anticipate results.

The fact that you guys do this week in and week out -- wow!
It's what makes it exciting. I would find it much tougher to continue playing if I knew the results already by Monday.

Håkon
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:14 PM
I wrote a spreadsheet to sim it so I didn't have to spoil myself ;)

The last time 2-0 was turned around in Fed Cup

2008, World Group II quarter-final

Spain lost to Czech Republic 2-3 in ESP (hard)

Candela Sanchez (ESP) def. Daniela Lieb (CZE) 3-6 6-3 7-6(5)
Carmen Prado (ESP) def. Lucie Lieb (CZE) 6-2 2-6 7-6(3)
Felivitch/L. Lieb (CZE) def. Prado/Sanchez (ESP) 7-6(5) 6-3
Ella Felivitch (CZE) def. Candela Sanchez (ESP) 7-6(3) 5-7 7-6(5)
Daniela Lieb (CZE) def. Carmen Prado (ESP) 7-5 7-6(3)

The Czechs went on to win seven straight ties...

égalité
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Russia :weirdo:

Joseosu19
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Yeah, Giusa were fairly good in 08 (which I hadn't looked up when I wrote it :o ) went by last year really :P
I'm just kidding around with you;). Great job organizing this...the write ups and the spaced timing between the matches were awesome:worship:

Qalahari
Feb 6th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Botswana :help:
Ruffy :mad:
How could you hit all these mistakes at the net :fiery:

Sorry!
I'll send for doubles next time :yeah:
I'm sure we'll win this fucking competition in 2012 :cheer:

lemonwilly
Feb 6th, 2011, 11:04 PM
Canada :cheer: it's nice to win by myself especially after last year flop :cheer:
Sweden :yeah:

Buitenzorg
Feb 6th, 2011, 11:29 PM
AUSTRALIA :bounce:

Buitenzorg
Feb 6th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Congrats Winners :)

Botswana, Germany, USA, Asia :hug:

Qalahari
Feb 6th, 2011, 11:37 PM
Botswana vs France AGAIN???!!! :eek: :tape:
We won 5-0 last year though :lol:
We will take along Caroline Mutola and Nkuyangema Mbangu in July, so at least Botswana's junior players can learn from our mistakes, how about that, Ruffy?

wongqks
Feb 7th, 2011, 12:51 AM
Wow china through to Semis . Thanks Ziyi and Chantal . A job well done . Let's hope we can beat Italy in the summer .

Thanks organizer fo the great work

Pie800
Feb 7th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Job well done Team China! Into the semis we go :) Congrats winners.. and Sweden- what a turnaround!!

Buitenzorg
Feb 7th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Yeah, Giusa were fairly good in 08 (which I hadn't looked up when I wrote it :o ) went by last year really :P

have you got Fleri record at Fed Cup? :hearts:

TatiNovic
Feb 7th, 2011, 04:41 AM
China :woohoo:

Russia :hug:

Steadyniacki
Feb 7th, 2011, 05:14 AM
Coco good job girl! :)
Botswana :hug:

Steadyniacki
Feb 7th, 2011, 05:15 AM
Coco good job girl! :)
Botswana :hug:

zeeson
Feb 7th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Phew!
Tami and Daria :worship: Amazing!

I think this is the second time in three years that France wins a tie 3-2, with Elise losing both her singles matches. I wonder why I haven't been banned yet. :lol:

Nice fight, Thailand! :yeah:
Czechs :hug:

Impressive job running Fed Cup, Sam! :bowdown:

Thanks, Geoffry :worship:
Good luck to France in Play-Off!!

Håkon
Feb 7th, 2011, 09:26 AM
have you got Fleri record at Fed Cup? :hearts:

Only from 2008. Haven't dug through the threads yet.

7-3 in singles, 2-2 in doubles. 4-0 in dead rubbers. :p

Full list

2008

in Germany, group I QF (2-3)
Selima Beckford-Valentine (GER) def. Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) 6-4 4-6 7-6(3)
Beckford-Valentine/Graf (GER) def. Applegate/Hingisafrilia (AUS) 7-5 5-7 7-6(5)
Fleri Hinigsafrilia (AUS) def. Sabine Graf (GER) 6-2 7-6(2) - dead

vs Czech Rep, PO (2-3)
Ella Felivitch (CZE) def. Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) 7-5 7-6(5)

2009

vs Philippines, group II QF (5-0)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Jelena Adeva (PHI) 6-4 2-6 6-2
Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Lindsay Anne Sarile (PHI) 7-6(7) 7-6(5)
Breskova/Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Adeva/Sarile (PHI) 6-4 1-6 6-3 - dead

vs Italy, PO (2-3)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Giuseppina Benedetti (ITA) 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5
Benedetti/Fabiani (ITA) def. Hingisafrilia/Huubere (AUS) 6-4 7-5
Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Silvana Fabiani (ITA) 6-3 7-5 - dead

2010

vs New Zealand, group II QF (5-0)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Rachel-Anne Canterbury (NZL) 6/1, 1/6, 10/8
Hingisafrilia/Smith (AUS) def. Canterbury/McEllwood (NZL) 3/6, 6/4, 6/4 - dead

in Great Britain, PO (4-1)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Anna Smith (GBR) 6/4, 1/6, 6/2
Paula Masterton (GBR) def. Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) 6/3, 3/6, 7/6(11)

Alberto
Feb 7th, 2011, 09:36 AM
congrats Canada, wel played!

"It's difficult to play Fed Cup with a junior in your team when the rest of spanish players don't want to play this competition, it's not fair for Spain, I did all I could, it's all I can say, sorry"

Candela

Hian
Feb 7th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Italy :woohoo:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 7th, 2011, 03:30 PM
I know no one can believe we won, but we did! :p
Ooops ;) Fixed :D

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 7th, 2011, 03:32 PM
It's what makes it exciting. I would find it much tougher to continue playing if I knew the results already by Monday.
That's interesting :)

For me (and I know it sounds cheezy) but I can't wait to see the excitement on people's face when I release the results -- for example, Ziyi at the AO, Paula at Wimbledon, and even Harper at last year's AO after her horrible season.

But at the same time, my heart breaks for a lot of players who are really hyped up and lose early.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 7th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Botswana :help:
Ruffy :mad:
How could you hit all these mistakes at the net :fiery:

Sorry!
I'll send for doubles next time :yeah:
I'm sure we'll win this fucking competition in 2012 :cheer:
LOL please do -- because I'm no good in Fed Cup

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 7th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Botswana vs France AGAIN???!!! :eek: :tape:
We won 5-0 last year though :lol:
We will take along Caroline Mutola and Nkuyangema Mbangu in July, so at least Botswana's junior players can learn from our mistakes, how about that, Ruffy?
We were lucky last year with none of France's stars showing up....this year will be much tougher.

paul_masterton
Feb 7th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Team GB! :D

Phew - very nearly went the wrong way but we got it done :)

Buitenzorg
Feb 7th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Only from 2008. Haven't dug through the threads yet.

7-3 in singles, 2-2 in doubles. 4-0 in dead rubbers. :p

Full list

2008

in Germany, group I QF (2-3)
Selima Beckford-Valentine (GER) def. Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) 6-4 4-6 7-6(3)
Beckford-Valentine/Graf (GER) def. Applegate/Hingisafrilia (AUS) 7-5 5-7 7-6(5)
Fleri Hinigsafrilia (AUS) def. Sabine Graf (GER) 6-2 7-6(2) - dead

vs Czech Rep, PO (2-3)
Ella Felivitch (CZE) def. Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) 7-5 7-6(5)

2009

vs Philippines, group II QF (5-0)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Jelena Adeva (PHI) 6-4 2-6 6-2
Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Lindsay Anne Sarile (PHI) 7-6(7) 7-6(5)
Breskova/Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Adeva/Sarile (PHI) 6-4 1-6 6-3 - dead

vs Italy, PO (2-3)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Giuseppina Benedetti (ITA) 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5
Benedetti/Fabiani (ITA) def. Hingisafrilia/Huubere (AUS) 6-4 7-5
Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Silvana Fabiani (ITA) 6-3 7-5 - dead

2010

vs New Zealand, group II QF (5-0)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Rachel-Anne Canterbury (NZL) 6/1, 1/6, 10/8
Hingisafrilia/Smith (AUS) def. Canterbury/McEllwood (NZL) 3/6, 6/4, 6/4 - dead

in Great Britain, PO (4-1)

Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) def. Anna Smith (GBR) 6/4, 1/6, 6/2
Paula Masterton (GBR) def. Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS) 6/3, 3/6, 7/6(11)

Thanks SamR03A :hug: :kiss:

4-0 in dead rubber ;) :drool: didn't know about this, impressive :kiss:

7-3 in singles :kiss: