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jeremda01
Feb 10th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Slovak Republic (s)(c)
v
Serbia

my pick - serbia 3-2, if jelena, ana, bojana, aleksandra are the team's players,

anything worse and i fear that the slovaks could win 4-1, or 3-2.

what's are peeps thoughts on this>

hellas719
Feb 11th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Hopefully Serbia. And they will probably win if Ana and JJ play ;)

nouf
Feb 11th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Slovakia offcourse i talked with dominika yesterday she wants i come so i will be there :)

Andiyan
Feb 11th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Impossible to say without the team lineups

Richie's
Feb 20th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Slovakia.

Empressive
Feb 21st, 2011, 03:46 AM
They played last year, didn't they? And Slovakia won. Both JJ and Ana are in better form these days, so I have to say if they play, Serbia will win.

Kəv.
Feb 27th, 2011, 05:12 AM
:spit: Ana in form? JJ in form?? :spit:
Just hope they dont put Jovanovski/Jankovic for dobules again :spit:

Juanes
Mar 3rd, 2011, 08:17 PM
does anyone go?

Sergyu17
Mar 15th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Serbia :D

Linguae^
Mar 16th, 2011, 12:45 PM
VIP.Empress.Bon Jovi.Serbia wins.Although having that kind of a 'bad' team?' :p

Ivanovic2008
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Ana is playing!

mmarto193
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:01 PM
Ana will play here, hope that JJ will too, so Serbia won't have any problems :hearts:

ce
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:56 PM
no problems :sobbing:
yea right :spit:

9807372
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:21 AM
Slovakia offcourse i talked with dominika yesterday she wants i come so i will be there :)

How you talk with her?

By the way, she will not play this match because she will start to perform one year calm period from this match and next year of all rubber, she will replaced by Wienerova to play with Magdalena, Kucova sisters and Jurikova (she will replace Daniela). :o

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nouf
Apr 5th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Magdalena said me same slovak team than against cz so dominika magdi danka jana

nouf
Apr 5th, 2011, 08:05 PM
I Will be @ official diner :)

hellas719
Apr 6th, 2011, 12:35 AM
How you talk with her?

By the way, she will not play this match because she will start to perform one year calm period from this match and next year of all rubber, she will replaced by Wienerova to play with Magdalena, Kucova sisters and Jurikova (she will replace Daniela). :o

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You always talk about this "calm period". What are you saying? I remember last year you said that Andreev couldn't play DC against Argentina because he didn't play well the year before which meant that he had to perform a calm period :spit:


And you really expect Russia to possibly pick Kournikova, Myskina, or Likhovtseva for this tie? :lol:. Why didn't Dementieva get added to that list? Does she have to perform a calm period? :tape:

ce
Apr 6th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Jankovic, Ivanovic, Jovanovski, Krunic

Linguae^
Apr 6th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Serbian team to its fullest - bints, watch out for Jelena,Ana,Bojana and Aleksandra. :cool:

Just Do It
Apr 7th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Jankovic/Ivanovic doubles, please ? After that epic handhshake in IW :)

Linguae^
Apr 7th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Jankovic/Ivanovic doubles, please ? After that epic handhshake in IW :)
And after that "immitation" in Madrid, last year. :sobbing:

JJBJ
Apr 11th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Serbia :D

Melange
Apr 12th, 2011, 04:10 AM
Ana is mature enough to put the country first. Krunic must play. Should be a great tie.

rucolo
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Looking forward to this exciting tie! :hearts:

Voted Serbia 3-2. Ana/Jelena win the doubles! :lol:

José Morgado
Apr 14th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Any stream known for the weekend?

JJBJ
Apr 14th, 2011, 06:18 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2011/04/1404j/sp-fed-kup-reprezentacija.jpg
Aleksandra Krunic,Jelena Jankovic,Dejan Vranes,Ana Ivanovic,Bojana Jovanovski,Slobodan Zivojinovic

The winning team :D

ghan
Apr 15th, 2011, 08:31 AM
Ana and Jelena should play here if they want to play in London next year. But will they just BE here or WANT to play here (together).

Jorn
Apr 15th, 2011, 10:06 AM
From Fed Cup Twitter: Is this the right Draw with JJ not playing?

SVK v SRB:

Cibulkova v Jovanovski,
Hantuchova v Ivanovic,
Cibulkova v Ivanovic,
Hantuchova v Jovanovski,
Hantuchova/Rybarikova v Jankovic/Krunic

Jorn
Apr 15th, 2011, 10:19 AM
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAK REPUBLIC: Serbia has chosen Bojana Jovanovski to get proceedings under way against Slovak Republic's No. 1 Dominka Cibulkova ahead of this highly anticipated World Group play-off in Bratislava.
Serbia captain Dejan Vranes' decision not to play Jelena Jankovic in the singles may come as a surprise to many, but Jovanovski was the star for her country in its thrilling victory over Canada in the World Group II clash February.
The 19-year-old fought so valiantly that she was chosen as the year's first winner of the BNP Paribas Heart Award and she will be looking to replicate her form against superior opposition this weekend.
Daniela Hantuchova and Ana Ivanovic face off in the second match on court on Saturday. The Serbian leads 3-1 in previous match-ups between these two former Top 10 players.
Hantuchova has also been chosen to play in the doubles rubber partnering Magdalena Rybarikova. The Slovak pair will face Jankovic and Aleksandra Krunic in what could prove to be the decisive rubber of this close contest.

JJ Out... :eek:

Jorn
Apr 15th, 2011, 10:21 AM
With Jelena not playing my guess Slovakia wins 3-2...

Kəv.
Apr 15th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Whats JJ playing doubles for?

Ivanovic2008
Apr 15th, 2011, 06:23 PM
GL Serbia!

If Ana beats Daniela it will be "squeaky shoes and Domi heard it too" Then Domi will come on and say (like venus) that she didn't hear it :lol:

JJBJ
Apr 15th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Good Luck Serbia!!!!!

Steff_forever
Apr 15th, 2011, 07:52 PM
With Jelena not playing my guess Slovakia wins 3-2...
same

José Morgado
Apr 15th, 2011, 09:37 PM
There will be live streams?

Linguae^
Apr 15th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Serbia wins, don't even think about the result, dear people. :cool:

rucolo
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:39 PM
1-1 after day 1. Domi beat Bojana. Ana beat Daniela.

Expect Jelena to play tomorrow. ;)

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:00 PM
2-1 to slovakia, ana retired :(

Just Do It
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Come on Lady Jaja, turn things around once again :inlove:

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Come on Lady Jaja, turn things around once again :inlove:

yeah! i really hope so too,

do you know who the provisional doubles team will be for serbia and for slovakia/

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:11 PM
D. HANTUCHOVA
M. RYBARIKOVA

J. JANKOVIC
A. KRUNIC

thats what fed cup website says....i hope its jj and bojana.

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:44 PM
cmon jj the sets just a few points away.

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:46 PM
loving how the away crowd is louder than the home crowd :S

wheres the live talk in this forum?

Jorn
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Ppl just stay in GM and don't care about live talk here :o

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Ppl just stay in GM and don't care about live talk here :o

ahhhhh, okay, thanks :)

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 11:42 PM
yay serbia win 3-2, well done girls!

rucolo
Apr 19th, 2011, 03:09 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/articles/dramatic-win-earns-serbia-promotion-to-world-group.aspx


Dramatic win earns Serbia promotion to World Group


17 Apr 2011 By Clive White

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAK REPUBLIC: Like its Davis Cup counterpart, Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is famous for its twists and turns, but Agatha Christie herself might have drawn the line had she been presented with the plot for this one.

We had always suspected this World Group play-off might go to the fifth and final rubber, but few could have guessed how tortuous the route would be before we finally discovered whodunit.

Nothing was ever what it seemed in this tie and then it looked as if it might end anticlimactically in a straight sets win for the Slovak Republic doubles paring of Daniela Hantuchova and Magdalena Rybarikova. We should have known better.

How they managed to lose a rubber and a tie from 62 51 and 30-0 up they will never know. Nor will Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic and Alexandra Krunic probably ever know how they eventually managed to win it 26 75 97 after 3 hours 17 min, but if this tie taught us anything it is that you must never give up.

“We kept fighting and never gave up and somehow we managed to end up as winners,” said Jankovic, whose belated appearance in this tie certainly had some impact.

If she wasn’t quite able to explain how she won, she did manage to explain her controversial absence from Saturday’s singles – she was sick. “I didn’t feel good and Bojana [Jovanovski] did a really good job. I came out today even though I didn’t feel 100 per cent.”

Even by the weird and wonderful standards of this tie, it was an extraordinary match. Three times the Slovaks served for it, twice in the second set, once in the third. They also had two match points, but the first time match point presented itself to Serbia they grasped it.

It was particularly hard on Rybarikova, whose tennis throughout was a mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous. Serving to stave off the match point she allowed a return from Krunic to sail past her and it landed just inside the baseline.

It would be easy to say that the turning point was the 10th game of the second set, which the Serbs eventually clinched with their fifth break point to pull level at 5-5, but in truth there were no turning points in this tie. Only misleading signposts.

The tie as a whole had just about everything: intrigue, injury, speculation and surprise – lots of surprise. The retirement of Ana Ivanovic with a recurrence of abdominal problems against Dominika Cibulkova, when trailing 64 33, looked like a body blow to the Serbs, but it was then that Jankovic came to their rescue, first by beating Hantuchova 62 36 75.

Whether Serbia would have won the tie earlier, no one can say, but the way Cibulkova, the little Slovak dynamo, was playing she would have taken some stopping. She had wanted to contribute a third point in this tie by playing in the doubles, but Matej Liptak, the Slovak captain, opted to keep with his nominated pairing instead.

Cibulkova no more deserved to finish on the losing side than Hantuchova. That may sound strange to say about a player who finished on the losing side in all three rubbers, but the one-time Fed Cup winner rolled back the years at times on Sunday.

The quality of tennis she produced in the second set against Jankovic was all the remarkable because it came after a desperately poor first set from her. She produced a wonderful mixture of power and subtlety and was close to winning as she was in the following doubles.

For a long time it looked like the retirement of Ivanovic would provide Serbia with a valid excuse for defeat. Her match against Cibulkova was developing into a minor classic when she took a 3-0 lead in the second set.

At that point she asked for a timeout and had strapping placed on the same abdominal muscles she injured at the Australian Open. Cibulkova said she took no notice of it because “many girls call timeouts to change the rhythm”, although not many do when they’re leading 3-0.

After that she stopped moving so freely and when Cibulkova pulled level at 3-3 she retired. “This is the first time someone has retired against me,” said the Slovak. “When I saw her walking to the net I got really happy so I hope she won’t take it personally.”

Dr Zdeslav Milinkovic, the Serbian team doctor, described Ivanovic’s injury as a “distortion of the front abdominal wall”, but said it was not serious and that after a couple of days’ rest she should be able to resume practice. He didn’t mention if she was allowed to party, but one imagines once the Serb team returned to its hotel she managed to crawl off her sick bed for a short while.

rucolo
Apr 19th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Epic win for Serbia! :worship::yeah:

Slovakia :hug:

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