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lionel
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:44 PM
She said it's the best decision for her clay season preparation.

With Flavia likely to be out too, this tie could turn in a easy one for Russians.

iGOAT
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:45 PM
This could be the end of Italy's reign :hug:.

Ryusuke Tenma
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:47 PM
She wants to have a good clay court season and playing this rubbish isn't going to help.

Good decision.

goldenlox
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:49 PM
Errani or Vinci are both okay players. They way Sveta is playing, it wont be easy.

Lapaco
Apr 2nd, 2011, 08:27 PM
this doesn't sound good. she must be carrying an injury.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 2nd, 2011, 08:37 PM
Flavia will withdraw too :cheer:
play hard indoor during clay season means injury :lol:
so MEC really will be part of the team?:happy:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Sounds like a case of Bepa-itis

Beny
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:27 PM
Sounds like a case of Bepa-itis

Yep.

I think itīs surprising and at the same time it shows that Fran maybe lacks confidence with the clay season coming up.

Normally, a patriot like her would never miss Fed Cup. Now when she has actually a grand slam title to defend (which she never will) she is afraid of losing points/falling back to where she belongs. There will be lots of pressure on her, she will be considered a favourite and all her clay matches will be watched more closely than before.

edificio
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:45 PM
I think it is a good idea. She seems tired and off kilter in her matches. Flavia definitely might want to consider skipping too.

KingCrimson88
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:47 PM
Fed Cup is useless anyway.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:49 PM
Yep.

I think itīs surprising and at the same time it shows that Fran maybe lacks confidence with the clay season coming up.

Normally, a patriot like her would never miss Fed Cup. Now when she has actually a grand slam title to defend (which she never will) she is afraid of losing points/falling back to where she belongs. There will be lots of pressure on her, she will be considered a favourite and all her clay matches will be watched more closely than before.

you're so wrong :p
Fran said this year she will have a particular preparation before some tournaments and Rome/Paris are included ;)

Beny
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:12 PM
you're so wrong :p
Fran said this year she will have a particular preparation before some tournaments and Rome/Paris are included ;)

:D I didnt say anywhere that she was going to miss Rome or Paris..

Now her defending of RG is the priority and other things go aside. In past, before having won RG, she would never skip Fed Cup-playing for her country if she is healthy.

Kəv.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:18 PM
:( Why didn't they go out when they played Australia :sobbing:

duhcity
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:27 PM
you're so wrong :p
Fran said this year she will have a particular preparation before some tournaments and Rome/Paris are included ;)

I think he's right.
She's never had this kind of pressure and attention before. She'll be considered a favorite in almost every single clay match. I mean unless some players all of a sudden explode into their peak form (Sveta, Ana, etc.) is there anyone you'd consider a favorite over her? Kim, JJ maybe.

Hian
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:08 PM
Good decision. She has always given herself to Fed Cup, time to think to herself.
Hope Fla withdraws too.

*Jool*
Apr 3rd, 2011, 01:57 AM
:( Why didn't they go out when they played Australia :sobbing:
to maintain their spot in the World Group so that they can win again in 2012 :p
+ Aussies with in form Groth, and Stosur could have won it fair and square, but turned out they didn't :p

Roookie
Apr 3rd, 2011, 07:00 AM
To hell with the Fed Cup when so many points need to be defended.

nevetssllim
Apr 3rd, 2011, 09:14 AM
I'm quite pleased. Fran's had a few injuries this year and she's looked a bit unfocused in some of her matches recently so I'm glad she's choosing to recharge her batteries.

Smitten
Apr 3rd, 2011, 11:24 AM
She's feeling the pressure of that RG title. She might as well just play Fed Cup, she won't defend her title.

Corswandt
Apr 3rd, 2011, 04:13 PM
She said it's the best decision for her clay season preparation.

I'm sure going to Kuala Lumpur to tank out 1R and collect appearance €€€ support a recent tournament in an emerging market was also part of this master plan.

Pains me to admit that those disgruntled Americans who diss the Fed Cup ad nauseam because they have about as many chances of ever winning it again as Monica Niculescu has of winning multiple Slams are 100% correct - nobody gives a shit about the Fed Cup anymore. Not even the Italians.

goldenlox
Apr 4th, 2011, 07:57 PM
She's feeling the pressure of that RG title. She might as well just play Fed Cup, she won't defend her title.Both Fran and Flavia have done a tremendous amount in Fed Cup. They need another player to get some wins also

MBM
Apr 5th, 2011, 02:10 PM
That's the attitude. Screw the team, screw the country. It's all about you Francesca!!

Paldias
Apr 5th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Got to start thinking about defending those RG points!

Spring Pools
Apr 5th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Can Elena come back just to get one more Fed Cup title?

Drake1980
Apr 5th, 2011, 10:21 PM
oh hell no! :o

Zamboni
Apr 6th, 2011, 08:28 AM
Flavia officially out too :( (and in doubt for Stuttgart)

This will be ugly :o

!VamosRafa!
Apr 6th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Fed Cup is useless anyway.

Agreed!:lol:

crazillo
Apr 6th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Yep.

I think itīs surprising and at the same time it shows that Fran maybe lacks confidence with the clay season coming up.

Normally, a patriot like her would never miss Fed Cup. Now when she has actually a grand slam title to defend (which she never will) she is afraid of losing points/falling back to where she belongs. There will be lots of pressure on her, she will be considered a favourite and all her clay matches will be watched more closely than before.

Well I don't see many players who are stronger than Fran on clay. Still, the pressure will be huge and and yeah, cancelling Fed Cup could be a confidence thing.