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Håkon
Apr 7th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Please sign in for the second week-end of the FWTT Fed Cup 2011.

All players are eligible to compete in Fed Cup. Some teams will be complete and some teams will have a computer player. If your team has a computer player, you will have only 80 points to send for that player.

Sign-in deadline is Tuesday 12 April 18:00 CEST (16:00 UTC)

Players with * are the captain as the highest ranked player. If they do not confirm their captaincy, the role will then go to the next highest ranked player. A bolded player has committed in the entry lists thread and is thus eligible; a bolded and italicised player has confirmed here.

Captains of hosting teams (marked with an [H]) need to confirm location and surface by Tuesday 12 April 18:00 CEST; otherwise they lose captaincy rights and the surface will be randomly allocated.

Captains also send points, to SamR03A (http://www.tennisforum.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=62546) by Friday 15 April 18:00 CEST

World Group I

[1]Sweden [H] (Siri Cornetsson*, Mia Henriksson (late entry, CPU points))
vs.
Australia (Fleri Hingisafrilia*, Alijah Pemovic)
hard, Stockholm

China (Jane Wong*, Chantal Chan)
vs.
Italy [H] (Giuseppina Benedetti, Annalisa Benedetti*, Karen Amato)
hard, Napoli

World Group I - Playoffs

Botswana [H] (Ruflina Taliamanosoko*, Nthamangela Mbangu)
vs.
France (Elise Mésane*, Daria Afanasyeva, Tami Lamy-Chappuis)
clay, Gaborone

Germany [H] (Sabine Graf*, Magdalena Schaufelberger (cpu))
vs.
Canada (Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger*, Samantha Soren)
hard, Frankfurt

Russia [H] (Anastasia Nemayeva*, Elena Skankhova)
vs.
South Africa (Luna-Willow Bartoli*, Cornelia du Preez)
indoor clay, Olympic Stadium, Moskva

Czech Republic [H] (Martine Kartincova*, Ella Felivitch, Aveta Tenesova)
vs.
Great Britain (Paula Masterton*, Lindsay Galbraith)
hard, Prague

World Group II - Playoffs

[2]USA (Jennifer Casanova*, Harper Johnson, Destiny Hernich, Caroline Smith)
vs.
Thailand[H] (Jookkarae Mensarb*, Amita Maria Young])
indoor green clay, Srinakornping Stadium, Chiangmai

[1]Spain[H] (Candela Sánchez*, Rita Cebolla)
vs.
Europe (Berenika Wojnarowska*, Jessamine Minella)
hard, Bilbao


Good luck everyone!

Alberto
Apr 7th, 2011, 06:24 PM
spain confirms

Savior
Apr 7th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Please add Harper to the US team. :) (If that's okay.)

paul_masterton
Apr 7th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Paula confirms

lemonwilly
Apr 7th, 2011, 08:44 PM
Emilia confirms ;)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 7th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Ruflina Taliamanosoko in for Botswana

Thanks for organizing this :D

Ivanovic2008
Apr 7th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Caroline in! Hopefully she will get some playing time this time. She has posted some much better results lately to hopefully.

Buitenzorg
Apr 7th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Thanks for organising this, Sam :hug:

Fleri Hingisafrilia is confirmed for Australia :)

ql00lp
Apr 8th, 2011, 02:54 AM
Thailand's players are Jookkarae Mensarb and Amita Maria Young

Jookkarae Mensarb Confirmed

LightsOut!
Apr 8th, 2011, 05:20 AM
Nthama in for Botswana :hearts:

Kəv.
Apr 8th, 2011, 05:23 AM
Alijah confirmed

KoOlMaNsEaN
Apr 8th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Soren confirms for CANADA

Miracle Worker
Apr 8th, 2011, 09:25 AM
And another free week for Berenika :dance: It's time for shopping :dance:

Or somehow the team Poland will arrive....

MandyRulz
Apr 8th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Poland/Eastern Europe? (Berenika Wojnarowska)
Jessamine Minella wants to play!
But Luxembourg not in Eastern Europe :confused:

Marchino!
Apr 8th, 2011, 10:18 AM
Annalisa in! ;)

Tuckii
Apr 8th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Daria Afanasyeva comfirms.

Håkon
Apr 8th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Poland/Eastern Europe? (Berenika Wojnarowska)
Jessamine Minella wants to play!
But Luxembourg not in Eastern Europe :confused:

Just a suggestion. Nothing confirmed yet, probably best to wait a day or so to see whether more teams can be formed than a Europe At-Large team.

Miracle Worker
Apr 8th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Or European Union ;)

Kermitt
Apr 8th, 2011, 01:15 PM
Aveta confirms. ;)

Kris
Apr 8th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Sabine Graf is ready

wongqks
Apr 8th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Jane Wong commits,
I think Ziyi have been away for a while, I hope she comes back. We need a threesome with Chantal also.

Taz Warrior
Apr 8th, 2011, 09:41 PM
Kartincova commits :)

Joseosu19
Apr 9th, 2011, 03:21 AM
G Benedetti confirms

Håkon
Apr 9th, 2011, 09:57 AM
du Preez form player ahead of Fed Cup clash
'Somehow America agreed with me'

Teenage pro Cornelia du Preez is back and ready to fight. Despite fears of burnout after a long and fruitless tour of Latin America in February, she decided to have another go at challenger tournaments in March, and recorded 10 wins in 13 matches at all levels in March. It also included her first winner's trophy, in Nassau, Bahamas, during the last stages of the more heralded Indian Wells tournament.

http://i55.tinypic.com/dms8et.jpg
du Preez during her straight set win over world #3 Giuseppina Benedetti

"It was another hard month, but at least this time around I've played some good tennis," du Preez told an IOL journalist after practise in Charleston, South Carolina Thursday this week. "Maybe going back and forth to China wasn't too clever, but the organisers knew of everyone's problems with adjusting and scheduled really late matches so we didn't have to turn the clock too far back."

The tale of March on the FWT tour was of course Africa's giant Taliamanosoko, who roared back into form by sweeping the March series. Du Preez is yet to play the African phenomenon in an official match, but hopes for a clash between South Africa and Botswana soon.

"Ms Taliamanosoko is amazing, she does so much work both on the tour and off it to promote the game. She will remain the star of the tour as long as she plays, I don't think anyone can eclipse her now that Caroline Whitten is retired. It's just too strung together now, you can maybe have one good tournament but the others quickly figure you out, look at what happened to that new French girl and to the Vietnamese who retired after four months or something."

Du Preez exited at the quarter-final stage in Charleston this week, yet again proving that she is around the top 20 of the world's tennis players. Aside from the run to the final in Moscow last year, she has made little mark on the record books in the main tournaments, preferring instead to pick up consistent points with one win each week. This would normally be a sign that the player can't handle the physical stress of playing five matches a week, but looking at the 18-year-old athlete, that seems to be an incorrect cliché.

"I've heard so many people talk about that...not a winner, can't do anything past Thursday and so on. It gets to your mind a little I suppose, but I'm not sure how losing in the first round helps. Well, it does for those girls who just want to pose and show off their outfits; though where the money to buy them comes from beats me."

Another huge clock change is due next week, when she travels with the South African Fed Cup team to a more familiar time zone. A promotion play-off in Russia is key for the talented team, who aims to lift the Cup within two seasons.

"You can't win the Cup without first qualifying for the top eight," du Preez says, "and that's the real hurdle. Once you're there you always have two chances to stay up and you're just three matches away from lifting it."

However, getting there could pose a problem. The ever-volatile Luna-Willow Bartoli, based in Madagascar but turning out for South Africa on a dual nationality, was enthusiastic in the February clash with USA, but refused to comment on whether she would be playing in russia. The remaining South African tennis girls, such as Nosiviwe Mqhayi (21) and Desiré Steyn (27) are unlikely to be of any great help with hardly any professional experience between them.

Jugoo Govender (55), CEO of SA Tennis, admitted it's hard to plan long term in a tour dominated by injuries and retirements, but still claimed the match is financially important for the federation. "TV companies here are keen on covering teams as long as they're top class, so when you say the match is in division two it's harder to get them excited. A quarter-final match in a cup, though, in front of a home crowd, that can get everyone excited."

Particularly the #1 spot seems to be cursed: Sylvie Bailly barely turns up on the singles tour any more, concentrating on her personal relationship, and her heiress Ziyi Zianzhi then quickly followed. With two-year commitments required for a real run at the Fed Cup title, Govender is cautious about their hopes. "It's the big if. Countries like France, USA, Czech Republic and Australia always seem to have players to choose from and a much deeper talent pool. We don't have the system in place for that yet, but with better finances there will hopefully be more South Africans joining the tour soon."

Kəv.
Apr 9th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Alijah Pemovic is hoping to find some form in Fed Cup

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Klara+Zakopalova+Sony+Ericsson+Open+iXUanI3MaHsl.j pg
Alijah in Miami, two weeks ago

Alijah Pemovic has quoted that she needs to find some form in Fed Cup. She joins the Fed Cup as a debutant for Australia, she has other teammates including Fleri Hingisafrilia, Marteena Huubere, Daniela Breskova and Isis Smith. Australia will face off against no.1 seeded Sweden.

I really need to find some form and the fed cup is the place to be

Pemovic has not won a match since ITF Nassau, where she beat Jessamine Minella in three tight sets. If you count the matches on the FWTT Tour, she hasn't won a match since she won Acapulco, she has been slumping since then. A QF lost to Vittoria Perez in ITF Cairo, A QF lost to Annalisa Bendetti in ITF Nassau, A bad RD1 lost in Indian Wells to Verena Jameka Starr, Another RD1 lost to Berenika Wojnarowska in ITF Wenshan, Another RD1 lost in Miami to Tamy Lamy-Chappius, and another RD1 lost in Charleston to Verena Jameka Starr again.

I have hard draws :shrug:

Some might say its the draws, but some might say Pemovic is lacking confidence.

My coach is even throwing balls at me now

Poor Alijah is getting balls thrown at her, we'll have to see the outcome of that in the Fed Cup.

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 10th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Jennifer Casanova confirms :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 10th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Awesome articles!!!!

Thanks Coco and Alijah :)

Hian
Apr 10th, 2011, 12:35 PM
Karen confirmed :D
China is really strong... good luck Benedetti sisters :drool:

Broseghini
Apr 10th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Nemayeva confirmed :)

Ianto_Jones
Apr 10th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Lindsay Galbraith: The Silent Assassin

Lindsay Galbraith is continuing to take the tour by storm--she will certainly take her recent run of strong form into the Fed Cup--and hopefully she will be able to play a pivotal role in leading Britannica to victory! Lindsay is coming off a great run to the Semi-Finals of Charleston--and her confidence is at an all time high. Lindsay will be a tough out for anyone--and she will certainly be immune to any heckling from the crowd--shes deaf! Lindsay has quietly become a crowd favorite for her quiet demeanor on the court--she is the quietest player out there--she doesn't grunt or shriek like those other girls. Lindsay has also won the affection of many with her tough grit it out style--earning her the nickname of Ironwoman--Lindsay has been involved in some of the toughest matches on the tour this season--and she looks to continue that success as she moves into the clay season. Lindsay is aspiring to bring Wimbledon back home to the British Nation--and prove that Britannica truly rules the waves. We can only hope for the best and watch as Lindsay develops into a perennial threat on the tour. Not just someone who can strike silently in certain tournaments on unsuspecting opponents.

Håkon
Apr 10th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Five teams are signed in for the lowest tier:

Spain
USA
Asia
Thailand
Europe

and there's four places in next year's division 2.

This leaves a five-team draw, with one bye that doesn't get a match, and the winners of the two matches are guaranteed a place in World Group II 2012. (Probably the losers too, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.)

LightsOut!
Apr 10th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Why not do a group instead and everyone plays everyone else?

Håkon
Apr 10th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Why not do a group instead and everyone plays everyone else?

Too much work :p And too many points to send.

that is: too much work for something which is not going to matter too much. I suspect one of these teams won't turn up at the next Fed Cup, so all four will qualify.

Håkon
Apr 10th, 2011, 06:50 PM
The three seeds, by previous Fed Cup performance

[1]Spain
[2]USA
[3]Asia

that leaves

Thailand[H] vs USA
Spain[H] vs Europe
Asia vs BYE

need surface details from

Sweden (Cornetsson)
Italy (G. Benedetti)
Botswana (Taliamanosoko)
Germany (Harlow)
Russia (Nemayeva)
Czech rep (Kartincova)
Thailand (Mensarb)
Spain (Sánchez)

LightsOut!
Apr 10th, 2011, 06:57 PM
I suppose, Botswana will play on hard court, but I would prefer clay a lot :cheer:

Geoffry
Apr 10th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Elise Mésane joins Daria for France. :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 10th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Botswana:

Gaborone, Botswana

Clay for my dear Ntha ;)

LightsOut!
Apr 10th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Thanks Ruffy :kiss:

Broseghini
Apr 10th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Russia will play in Olympic Stadium, Moscow.
Clay Indoor ;)

zeeson
Apr 11th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Amita Young in!!! ^___^

Singleniacki
Apr 11th, 2011, 01:35 AM
Luna-Willow in!

And fuck you Russia! Indoor Clay!!11111111111111 :o:o:o

We're still gonna smash you!!1
From Africa with love :kiss:

égalité
Apr 11th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Skankhova confirms :hearts:

claypova
Apr 11th, 2011, 12:59 PM
can yoona (south korea) play anywhere? :confused:

Miracle Worker
Apr 11th, 2011, 01:18 PM
can yoona (south korea) play anywhere? :confused:

I think she can only play for Europe :confused:

Håkon
Apr 11th, 2011, 08:10 PM
I think she can only play for Europe :confused:

Yeah, or Asia but they got a bye.

Not too keen to change now; I needed to make the draws early to give people enough chance to post surfaces and tactics.

ql00lp
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:00 AM
Quote: Post# 34

http://cdn.learners.in.th/assets/media/files/000/235/345/original_Night_Safari_main.jpg

THAILAND will play in Srinakornping Stadium, Chiangmai, Thailand
Surface: Green Clay Indoors

Ivanovic2008
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:31 AM
Where does USA play?

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 12th, 2011, 05:06 AM
Where does USA play?

See the post above you ;) Clay, Indoor ;)

Buitenzorg
Apr 12th, 2011, 06:11 AM
Australia is still waiting for Sweden to choose the surface & location ;)

Kəv.
Apr 12th, 2011, 06:16 AM
Only Fleri & Alijah have confirmed

Buitenzorg
Apr 12th, 2011, 06:19 AM
Only Fleri & Alijah have confirmed

I know, I was hoping Marteena could play here, and I think Daniela and Isis are retired :confused:

but, don't worry, we will rock and book our ticket in the finals ;)

Kəv.
Apr 12th, 2011, 06:35 AM
^^ Alijah is in slumping mode now :(

Buitenzorg
Apr 12th, 2011, 06:38 AM
^^ Alijah is in slumping mode now :(


don't worry, Fleri has been consistently and succesfully as the captain to brings Australia into this stage (WGI SF) ;) and I am very sure Alijah will be ok :)

Drimal
Apr 12th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Sweden

Venue: Stockholm
Surface: Hard

Håkon
Apr 12th, 2011, 08:16 AM
still waiting on surfaces from

Italy
Germany
Czech Republic
Spain

(lazy Europeans :P ) Still eight hours.

Alberto
Apr 12th, 2011, 08:45 AM
The surface in Spain will be hardcourt, Bilbao.

TatiNovic
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Chantal Chan confirms

Savior
Apr 12th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Hey, Jennifer. I think you should captain this time. Harper sorta guided us down to group II. :(

Ianto_Jones
Apr 12th, 2011, 12:47 PM
I don't know which points to send because I don't know which surface it is. :sobbing:

Håkon
Apr 12th, 2011, 12:49 PM
I don't know which points to send because I don't know which surface it is. :sobbing:

Come back in a few hours and it will be up (I'll randomise it if the Czechs don't pick).

That said, only the captain sends points to me. To make sure it's a team effort.

Ianto_Jones
Apr 12th, 2011, 12:55 PM
I know. I send to Paula ;)

Miracle Worker
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Deadline is today ?

Håkon
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Deadline is today ?

For surfaces, not for points. Points can be sent until Friday.

Miracle Worker
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:22 PM
For surfaces, not for points. Points can be sent until Friday.

Thanks... :wavey:

And Spain already chose the surface:angel:

Håkon
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Thanks... :wavey:

And Spain already chose the surface:angel:

Yup. If you want to send I'm not stopping you.

the jamierbelyea
Apr 12th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Too late for Tami Lamy Chappuis to sign-in ?

Taz Warrior
Apr 12th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Czechs will play on hard court in Prague :)

Håkon
Apr 12th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Sign-in closed

the final line-ups

World Group I

[1]Sweden [H] (Siri Cornetsson* Charlotte Granskog (cpu))
vs.
Australia (Fleri Hingisafrilia*, Alijah Pemovic)
hard, Stockholm

China (Jane Wong*, Chantal Chan)
vs.
Italy [H] (Giuseppina Benedetti, Annalisa Benedetti*, Karen Amato)
hard, Italy

World Group I - Playoffs

Botswana [H] (Ruflina Taliamanosoko*, Nthamangela Mbangu)
vs.
France (Elise Mésane*, Daria Afanasyeva, Tami Lamy-Chappuis)
clay, Gaborone?

Germany [H] (Sabine Graf*, Magdalena Schaufelberger (cpu))
vs.
Canada (Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger*, Samantha Soren)
hard, Düsseldorf?

Russia [H] (Anastasia Nemayeva*, Elena Skankhova)
vs.
South Africa (Luna-Willow Bartoli*, Cornelia du Preez)
indoor clay, Olympic Stadium, Moscow

Czech Republic [H] (Martine Kartincova*, Ella Felivitch, Aveta Tenesova)
vs.
Great Britain (Paula Masterton*, Lindsay Galbraith)
hard, Prague

World Group II - Playoffs

[2]USA (Jennifer Casanova*, Harper Johnson, Destiny Hernich, Caroline Smith)
vs.
Thailand[H] (Jookkarae Mensarb*, Amita Maria Young])
indoor green clay, Srinakornping Stadium, Chiangmai

[1]Spain[H] (Candela Sánchez*, Rita Cebolla)
vs.
Europe (Berenika Wojnarowska*, Jessamine Minella)
hard, Bilbao

note Italian captaincy change

80 points for the computer players, find the other points here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=426704)

Pie800
Apr 12th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Oh shoot! I logged in yesterday and my computer bombed! Ah this sucks! :'( Ziyi will be cheering from the sidelines.. Go go go China!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:24 PM
Gaborone, Botswana clay for the Botswana/France tie

Joseosu19
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:03 PM
Hard for Italy, in Napoli. I thought I posted this...sorry!

Joseosu19
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:04 PM
And boo for kicking me off captaincy:p. Does this mean Annalisa should send points and set the roster?

Buitenzorg
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:58 AM
A U S T R A L I A

S1: Fleri Hingisafrilia
S2: Alijah Pemovic
D: Fleri Hingisafrilia / Alijah Pemovic
S2: Alijah Pemovic
S1: Fleri Hingisafrilia

KoOlMaNsEaN
Apr 13th, 2011, 02:15 AM
who do we send points to

Buitenzorg
Apr 13th, 2011, 02:29 AM
who do we send points to


If you are the captain of your team nation

Captains also send points, to SamR03A (http://www.tennisforum.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=62546) by Friday 15 April 18:00 CEST

OR

If you are NOT the captain, you have to send out your pts to your nominate captain

Singleniacki
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:07 AM
South African Babes:

Singles 1: CoCo Du Preez
Singles 2: Luna-Willow Bartoli
Doubles: CoCo/Luna
Singles 3: CoCo Du Preez
Singles 4*: Luna-Willow Bartoli

* Luna will be sick on this day, so she can't be blamed for her result :oh:

Coco, do you mind if I send for Doubles?

Taz Warrior
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:13 AM
Czech Republic Team Line Up
Singles Day 1: Ella Felivitch & Aveta Tenesova
Singles Day 2: Ella Felivitch & Martine Kartincova
Doubles: Martine Kartincova & Ella Felivitch

Håkon
Apr 13th, 2011, 08:14 AM
South African B
Singles 1: CoCo Du Preez
Singles 2: Luna-Willow Bartoli
Doubles: CoCo/Luna
Singles 3: CoCo Du Preez
Singles 4*: Luna-Willow Bartloli

Coco, do you mind if I send for Doubles?

Nah, go ahead.

Håkon
Apr 13th, 2011, 08:18 AM
And boo for kicking me off captaincy:p. Does this mean Annalisa should send points and set the roster?

Yup :p

Though if I get no points by, say, Thursday evening, you or Hian can send. It's just a precaution against inactive captains (occasionally it goes wrong, like now :p )

Alberto
Apr 13th, 2011, 08:35 AM
SPAIN

S1: Rita Cebolla
S2: Candela Sánchez
DOUBLES: Cebolla/Sánchez
S3: Candela Sanchez
S4: Rita Cebolla

Miracle Worker
Apr 13th, 2011, 08:48 AM
European Union

Jessamine Minella
Berenika Wojnarowska
Minella/Wojanorowska
Berenika Wojnarowska
Jessamine Minella

Marchino!
Apr 13th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Italy:
Giuseppina Benedetti
Karen Amato

Giuseppina Benedetti
Annalisa Benedetti
Amato/A.Benedetti

I didn't change anything from our first round! :)

Hian
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Perfect :) Nali I send to you ;)

Savior
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Hmmm. I haven't heard from Jennifer Casanova. So, the US team should send their points to me (Harper) and I will forward them on to Sam. For now, the rundown looks like this...


Singles 1: Jennifer Casanova
Singles 2: Caroline Smith

Doubles: Casanova/Johnson

Singles 3: Harper Johnson
Singles 4: Destiny Hernich

wongqks
Apr 13th, 2011, 02:15 PM
The team will be

Jane Wong
Chantal Chan

Jane Wong/Chantal Chan

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 13th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Hmmm. I haven't heard from Jennifer Casanova. So, the US team should send their points to me (Harper) and I will forward them on to Sam. For now, the rundown looks like this...


Singles 1: Jennifer Casanova
Singles 2: Caroline Smith

Doubles: Casanova/Johnson

Singles 3: Harper Johnson
Singles 4: Destiny Hernich

Sorry Harper, Uni just started this week again and I was very very busy, thanks for doing the line-up :hug:

Yes, please everyone send points to Harper :D And thanks again for helping me out :kiss:

Kris
Apr 13th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Germany will play in Frankfurt

Håkon
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Points received from

Botswana
Australia
Great Britain
China
Germany

Mia Henriksson is a late substitute for Sweden and will thus only be able to use CPU points

Joseosu19
Apr 13th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Italy:
Giuseppina Benedetti
Karen Amato

Giuseppina Benedetti
Annalisa Benedetti
Amato/A.Benedetti

I didn't change anything from our first round! :)
Let's win this:D:worship:...I will send my points to you here in a little bit;)

Forza Italia!

Joseosu19
Apr 13th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Yup :p

Though if I get no points by, say, Thursday evening, you or Hian can send. It's just a precaution against inactive captains (occasionally it goes wrong, like now :p )
No worries, I was just giving you a hard time...I messed up by forgetting to post the surface:p.

Not to mention Nali will do an excellent job as captain:worship:

lemonwilly
Apr 14th, 2011, 10:01 AM
who do we send points to

:wavey:

Håkon
Apr 14th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Points received from

Botswana
Australia
Great Britain
China
Germany
Russia
Spain
Europe

24 hours left...

Håkon
Apr 15th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Points received from

Botswana
Australia
Great Britain
China
Germany
Russia
Spain
Europe
Sweden
Italy
South Africa
Canada

missing from

Czech Republic
USA
Thailand
France

LightsOut!
Apr 15th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Good luck Botswana :cheer:

Ivanovic2008
Apr 15th, 2011, 05:28 PM
GL Usa :cheer:
Sent Points to my captain!!

Buitenzorg
Apr 16th, 2011, 01:13 AM
Good luck everyone :hug:

wongqks
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:07 AM
China to go without it's top player

With Ziyi injured on the sideline . China will make it's first appearance in semifinal against Italy with Jane Wong and rising star Chantal chan

" it is a shame ziyi cannot be with us , she is why we are here in the semifinal "

" we will try our best to win and hope that we can make the final with Ziyi this year "

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 16th, 2011, 10:33 AM
I really hope everyone, who's part of the US Team sent points to Harper Johnson (I did so) and she sent the points for us :D

Ivanovic2008
Apr 16th, 2011, 10:54 AM
I did Steve. (Caroline Smith)

Savior
Apr 16th, 2011, 01:07 PM
It was close, but we got them in. :) I never received anything from Destiny. So, Jennifer took her place in the final singles match. (Which, isn't so bad considering she's a former French Open champ.) :)

Håkon
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:06 PM
World Group Semi-Finals

Live from Stockholm, 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_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS)

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

Mia Henriksson has been the real heroine of Fed Cup tennis in the past 12 months; her last 10 matches has given her a 9-1 record and a title with Siri Cornetsson. However, she was clearly carrying an injury through this match, but nevertheless fought valiantly; she had a 5/3-lead in the first set, but simply ran out of gas for the third set. Fleri was comfortable throughout, but let out a big shriek of delight after breaking early in the third.

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

Live from Napoli, Italy

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Giuseppina Benedetti (ITA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg/22px-Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg.png Chantal Chan (CHN)

6/1
5/7
4/6

The locals have seen their football team falter from a good position in recent weeks, but nevertheless turned up to see the in-form Italians fighting against a weakened Chinese team. However, it seemed like Giuseppina had read the same script; the world #3 is back into a slump after her two good weeks in Monterey and Indian Wells. The crowd watched in disbelief as the Hong Kong singles debutant held serve with ease throughout the last two sets, while the Italian looked visibly out of sorts on the key points.

CHAN wins 2-1; CHINA leads ITALY 1-0

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World Group I Play-offs

Live from Gaborone, Botswana

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Nthamangela Mbangu (BOT) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Elise Mésane (FRA)

6/1
6/1

Nthama shook off her memories from the Malmö quarterfinal with a dominant performance against Elise - who arrived from the airport looking distraught. Apparently her 412-ton luggage was sent to Lesotho.

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

Live from Frankfurt, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Magdalena Schaufelberger (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger (CAN)

6/3
5/7
3/6

Emilia took responsibility well and was not fazed by German journalists printing her poor Fed Cup record (1-3 in singles) nor by losing the early break and never recovering in the first set. At one set down and five-all, she took control over the hapless German teenager.

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

Live from Moskva, 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/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Luna-Willow Bartoli (RSA)

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

Russia had a good run in Fed Cup from 2008, winning that and reaching three straight semi-finals, but the Moscow crowd has lost some faith with 1-4 to Sweden, then 0-5 to China. Thus, it was a low-figure crowd that saw Elena Skankhova repeat her performance in Charleston, where she defeated both members of the South African team en route to a semifinal. Luna looked ready to kill some small animal after the match.

SKANKHOVA wins 2-0; RUSSIA leads SOUTH AFRICA 1-0

Live from Praha, 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/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Paula Masterton (GBR)

7/6(1)
6/3

This is Paula's last season and one where she hasn't played many tournaments, but she got GB to this play-off, and seemed motivated. That didn't stop the Czech, who had a breakthrough tournament in Miami, from blasting her all over the court in the tie-break and then racing to 3/0. Despite a rally, Aveta held on to delight the crowd.

TENESOVA wins 2-0; CZECH REPUBLIC leads GREAT BRITAIN 1-0



world group II play-offs and second tie coming later

paul_masterton
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Paula :rolleyes:

I keep losing to players I've never heard of. Glad I'm retiring :lol:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:15 PM
:bounce: Keep it up Nthama! A pair of bagels! WOO-HOO!

Sorry Paula :(

Taz Warrior
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Aveta :worship:

Broseghini
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Elena :hi5:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:28 PM
:bigclap: Emilia

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Mia, good show with only 80 pts tho :/

Håkon
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Next matches in roughly 2.5 hours.

Håkon
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:22 PM
World Group Semi-Finals

Live from Stockholm, 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_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Alijah Pemovic (AUS)

7/6(0)
7/5

Drunk Swedish score updaters meant this match ended in a scandal. Pemovic was announced as the winner online, whereas viewers in the stadium saw that Siri Cornetsson triumphed easily to level the tie.

CORNETSSON wins 2-0; AUSTRALIA and SWEDEN tied at 1-1

Live from Napoli, Italy

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Karen Amato (ITA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg/22px-Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg.png Jane Wong (CHN)

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

The Chinese team is unstoppable this year; not even a dubious overrule to give Amato a break point in the second set could stop Jane, who is enjoying her 'second career' immensely. Seven wins from seven for the new team.

WONG wins 2-1; CHINA leads ITALY 2-0

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World Group I Play-offs
Live from Gaborone, Botswana

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Ruflina Taliamanosoko (BOT) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Daria Afanasyeva (FRA)

6/0
7/5

That is a bagel. Note the rotund shape. A breadstick is long and straight. :p

TALIAMANOSOKO wins 2-0; BOTSWANA leads FRANCE 2-0

Live from Frankfurt, 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_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Samantha Soren (CAN)

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

Sabine briefly excited the crowd as in the old days, but it seems like Germany are entering a Fed Cup lull. Another 0-2-defeat which will be hard to overcome. Samantha continues to play solid, consistent tennis.

SOREN wins 2-1; CANADA leads GERMANY 2-0

Live from Moskva, 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/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Cornelia du Preez (RSA)

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

A bizarre stroke of luck from South Africa's #2 brings this match back from the brink. Coming from 2/6 1/4 down, du Preez somehow got the benefit of numerous line calls, and took that momentum into a dominant third set. This match is still live.

DU PREEZ wins 2-1; RUSSIA and SOUTH AFRICA tied at 1-1

Live from Praha, 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/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Lindsay Galbraith (GBR)

7/5
6/4

Despite falling at home in February, the Czechs are not yet dead in this format. Queen Ella takes the second straight two-setter amid the roars of a Staropramen-fuelled crowd.

FELIVITCH wins 2-0; CZECH REPUBLIC leads GREAT BRITAIN 2-0

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World Group II Play-offs

From Chiangmai, Thailand

Amita Maria Young (THA) vs Jennifer Casanova (USA)

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

The newly formed Thai side scores a first upset in the home tie. The American Fed Cup history since the 2008 semi-final is a sorry and steadily lengthening chapter.

YOUNG wins 2-1; THAILAND leads UNITED STATES 1-0

Jookkarae Mensarb (THA) vs Caroline Smith (USA)

6/2
4/6
4/6

The enthusiastic Caroline Smith drags America back from the abyss.

SMITH wins 2-1; THAILAND and UNITED STATES tied at 1-1

From Bilbao, Spain

Rita Cebolla (ESP) vs Berenika Wojnarowska (EUR)

6/3
6/4

Two comets of the tour - #8 vs #16 in the race - still need to work their teams up the Fed Cup rankings; Rita got some rest in Charleston and now whirled to the win in record time.

CEBOLLA wins 2-0; SPAIN leads EUROPE 1-0

Candela Sánchez (ESP) vs Jessamine Minella (EUR)

2/6
6/1
6/7(3)

Minella breaks back late in an effort-saving match.

MINELLA wins 2-1; SPAIN and EUROPE tied at 1-1

Miracle Worker
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:26 PM
I have gotta feeling that everyone will be decided in doubles match :scared:

Drimal
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Can you recheck Siri's score please.

I have 65 points in first set vs Pemovic so there is no way I can lose it 1:6. ;)

Håkon
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Can you recheck Siri's score please.

I have 65 points in first set vs Pemovic so there is no way I can lose it 1:6. ;)

ohgod. :o Well spotted.

Joseosu19
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Giusa:o :sad:
Sorry, team...Let's hope we can somehow battle back!

Broseghini
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:42 PM
I won and then lost? :o Check my match.

Håkon
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:46 PM
I won and then lost? :o Check my match.

self-centred scoring. The correct is

du Preez def Nemayeva 2/6 7/6(6) 6/2

Joseosu19
Apr 16th, 2011, 08:49 PM
http://realztenisfanz.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/b_02_cirstea_23_ps_j_buckle.jpg
Italian Giuseppina Benedetti stares at the court in disbelief after being upset by Chinese tour rookie Chantal Chan in the semifinals of the Federation Cup. Italy finds themselves in a major hole down 0-2 in their first ever semifinal appearance. Benedetti, ranked #3 in the world, will attempt to keep her team alive with a victory over tour veteran and legend Jane Wong tomorrow.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 16th, 2011, 09:17 PM
Siri you babe :D

Kəv.
Apr 16th, 2011, 09:45 PM
:o Alijah, maybe she should just retire :shrug:

Miracle Worker
Apr 16th, 2011, 09:47 PM
^ Well, one hot newcomer is enough :kiss:

Ivanovic2008
Apr 16th, 2011, 09:54 PM
:cheer:
Caroline's fed cup debut is awesome!

LightsOut!
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Nthama and Ruffy :hearts:
Seems to me like France was absent once again though... :shrug:

Buitenzorg
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:20 AM
Fleri :bounce:

Alijah :hug:

C'mon Australia :)

Singleniacki
Apr 17th, 2011, 01:48 AM
Cornelia keeping us in there :bowdown:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 17th, 2011, 02:19 AM
http://gototennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/venus_williams_french_open.jpg

Ruflina Taliamanosoko scores a defeat of 7/5, 6/0 in Gaborone, Botswana against Frenchie Daria Afanasyeva

Botswana leads 2-0

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 17th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Nthama :bounce: sorry I got your score wrong earlier and glad Fed Cup director corrected me ;)

Botswana rolls to another victory against France ;)

Mattographer
Apr 17th, 2011, 02:52 AM
Candela :facepalm:

égalité
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:15 AM
Лена :hearts: Настя :hug: Давай Россия :rocker2:

zeeson
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Come on, Thailand!!

wongqks
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:19 AM
China : we are still the underdog

After scoring two wins on the first day against the italians . Jane Wong insist that each match will still counts .


" we cannot let down our guard , I saw the italians practicing straight after the match , they are really serious about this , we are too ."

Jane Wong refuse to comment the dubious line call in her match in second set . " what I an gonna say is that I wish there is hawk line installed in that stadium " " I think it is obvious about that line call, but she play so well , would have lost that second set anyway , so I don't have problem with that . "

"Chantal has been amazing , she play with so much heart when playing for her country , she will be top 10 very soon if she can keep up with this good work . "

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 17th, 2011, 10:32 AM
I'm not sure about the score, can you please check it again? I had 1 point in the first set, how can I win it 5-7 and 72 in the third, how can I lose it?

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 10:35 AM
I'm not sure about the score, can you please check it again? I had 1 point in the first set, how can I win it 5-7 and 72 in the third, how can I lose it?

Your captain set you up in two singles and changed points for the first - because there was one player who didn't turn up.

Miracle Worker
Apr 17th, 2011, 10:36 AM
^ :spit:

Pie800
Apr 17th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Go go go China! Congrats! :)

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 17th, 2011, 11:48 AM
Your captain set you up in two singles and changed points for the first - because there was one player who didn't turn up.

Yeah, I know. I sent in two sets of points, 1x against Mensarb, the other one against Young. And Harper changed my points?:confused:

Hian
Apr 17th, 2011, 11:50 AM
So close :bigcry:

Buitenzorg
Apr 17th, 2011, 11:51 AM
I can't wait to play ;)

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Yeah, I know. I sent in two sets of points, 1x against Mensarb, the other one against Young. And Harper changed my points?:confused:

Ah. No. What happened was she sent 'singles 1' and 'singles 4' without saying who was supposed to be play whom.

Day 1 is highest ranked vs lowest ranked - Casanova vs Young - so I used the points for singles 1.

LightsOut!
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Ajde Botswana :cheer:

Savior
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:02 PM
I'm sorry. I just sent your first set of points for the first match and the second for the second. I didn't know we could designate who exactly to use the points for, just "first match" and "second match." I went back to see if Thailand had posted their lineup so I could make sure your points were used for the player you wanted, but they hadn't. So, I didn't know who exactly was playing what match.

I'm sorry for the confusion. :(

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:05 PM
I'm sorry for the confusion. :(

me too :o will spell it out later...

How Josh does this without messing up each week is beyond me...anyway, next scores in about half an hour

Buitenzorg
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Mmhhhh.....I think once the deadline for sign up are closed, the captain should post the line-ups and put all of the line-ups at the 1st post ;)

:p at Sam, thanks for make me wait for half an hour :p

LightsOut!
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:18 PM
:p Fleri.
Doing this all is hard work!!!

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:27 PM
World Group Semi-Finals

Live from Stockholm, 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_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Fleri Hingisafrilia (AUS)

7/6(3)
7/6(1)

Siri continues to fight for the hosts, bossing both tie-breaks in a match dominated by the serve. Only three break points, two of whom were converted; Fleri went 4/2 up in the first set, but it went downhill from there.

CORNETSSON wins 2-0; SWEDEN leads AUSTRALIA 2-1

Live from Napoli, Italy

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Giuseppina Benedetti (ITA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg/22px-Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg.png Jane Wong (CHN)

4/6
6/4
12/10

Finally someone breaks through the great wall of China. Wong took the first set reasonably easily, but Benedetti came back strongly. The third set was a wait for the tie-break, where Benedetti came up with a huge return after a marathon third set.

G. BENEDETTI wins 2-1; CHINA leads ITALY 2-1

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World Group I Play-offs

Live from Gaborone, Botswana

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Ruflina Taliamanosoko (BOT) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Elise Mésane (FRA)

6/0
7/5

We've seen it all before...

TALIAMANOSOKO wins 2-0; BOTSWANA leads FRANCE 3-0

Live from Frankfurt, 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_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger (CAN)

6/3
7/6(5)

Great match by Sabine, who took her chances when Em made a slight error on serve in the second set. It does seem rather academic though.

GRAF wins 2-0; CANADA leads GERMANY 2-1

Live from Moskva, 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/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Luna-Willow Bartoli (RSA)

7/5
4/6
7/5

A solid match from Nastya throughout; she had chances in every set, as Luna records her second loss this week. A tough three-setter to get through ahead of the doubles clash.

NEMAYEVA wins 2-1; RUSSIA leads SOUTH AFRICA 2-1

Live from Praha, 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/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Paula Masterton (GBR)

3/6
6/1
5/7

Paula is all right as long as she plays against veterans on the tour. She came up big in an excellent third set, one of the highlights of the day's play.

MASTERTON wins 2-1; CZECH REPUBLIC leads GREAT BRITAIN 2-1

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World Group II Play-offs

From Chiangmai, Thailand

Jookkarae Mensarb (THA) vs Jennifer Casanova (USA)

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

Tactical discussions abounded in the American team after Casanova went down to the unknown rookie last week; she rallied spectacularly here, trailing 6/2 3/0 before waking up.

CASANOVA wins 2-1; UNITED STATES leads THAILAND 2-1

From Bilbao, Spain

Candela Sánchez (ESP) vs Berenika Wojnarowska (EUR)

5/7
6/3
4/6

Candela's second defeat this week. Perhaps it's time to pass the baton to younger players. Berenika looked happy to get match practice.

WOJNAROWSKA wins 2-1; EUROPE leads SPAIN 2-1

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:27 PM
me too :o will spell it out later...

How Josh does this without messing up each week is beyond me...anyway, next scores in about half an hour
Hey - I've had a few biggies...one being a mixed doubles Grand Slam finale! ;)

Don't worry - nobody is perfect. I've messed up tons of times PLUS Fed Cup is the most difficult because you have players sending in multiple points against multiple players. A regular event is much more simple. :)

You are doing a FANTASTIC job!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:29 PM
:bounce: Botswana is the first country to win!

We stay in the World Group I Nthama! :D

2012 will be OUR YEAR!

Hian
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Giusa :yeah: A few hopes for Italy... sorry guys for the match lost, it was really close :hug:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:30 PM
And I know I've said this before, but this is so stressful not knowing results ahead of time...even though we were guaranteed to win, it's very exciting to see the other ties as well.

I don't see how y'all do it every week!

Broseghini
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Nastya :bowdown:

Singleniacki
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Luna was too amazingcocky for her own good :o:sobbing:
Sorry Coco :(

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 17th, 2011, 12:48 PM
Ah, okay, now I see. Well, as long as the USA is going to win the tie, I don't mind ;)

Drimal
Apr 17th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Siri :bowdown:

Now we only need one more win. Fingers crossed.

Mattographer
Apr 17th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Candela :facepalm:

VAMOS ESPANA!! Rita, win it all!

Miracle Worker
Apr 17th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Berenika :yeah:

After yesterday loss, this is a good score :dance:

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:14 PM
World Group Semi-Finals

Live from Stockholm, 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_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Alijah Pemovic (AUS)

3/6
7/6(1)
8/6

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2720467756_86be2325c8_z_d.jpg

'Mia, our Mia!' The Swedish crowd are ecstatic as the barely-upright Henriksson somehow dragged the match back from one set down to clinch a repeat final for this unstoppable team. Alijah had three match points and will no doubt be distraught with the weekend.

HENRIKSSON wins 2-1; SWEDEN leads AUSTRALIA 3-1

Live from Napoli, Italy

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Annalisa Benedetti (ITA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg/22px-Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg.png Chantal Chan (CHN)

6/4
7/6(0)

Viva Nali! We've already seen one 0-2 comeback in the World Group - Sweden in February - and the young Italian, who sounded timid before the match, showed no nerves on court against fellow newcomer Chantal Chan. The doubles will decide this match.

A. BENEDETTI wins 2-0; CHINA and ITALY tied at 2-2

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World Group I Play-offs

Live from Gaborone, Botswana

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Nthamangela Mbangu (BOT) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Tami Lamy-Chappuis (FRA)

6/1
6/1

...without breaking a sweat

MBANGU wins 2-0; BOTSWANA leads FRANCE 4-0

Live from Frankfurt, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Magdalena Schnaufelberger (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Samantha Soren (CAN)

6/7(0)
6/3
1/6

http://images.tvrage.com/people_galleries/51/151168/81213.jpg

Sam had more in the tank and won easily at the end as Canada joins Botswana in next year's World Group. The valiant German got applause from a knowledgeable crowd who realises Germany's Fed Cup team must rebuild.

SOREN wins 2-1; CANADA leads GERMANY 3-1

Live from Moskva, 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/a/ae/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png Cornelia du Preez (RSA)

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

First chance for Russia to stay up remains unconverted; du Preez wins her second singles rubber of the week-end with a fine effort in the third set.

DU PREEZ wins 2-1; RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA tied at 2-2

Live from Praha, 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 Martina Kartincova (CZE) vs 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)

6/4
4/6
22/20

Well. It wouldn't be a Lindsay match without a third set going to ridiculous lengths. As the pubs in the arena finally began to run out of beer, and the Czech crowd's vocal chords seemed about to snap, Lindsay double faulted in the 41st game - an opening which Kartincova took. Czech Republic the seventh confirmed team for the 2012 World Group.

KARTINCOVA wins 2-1; CZECH REPUBLIC leads GREAT BRITAIN 3-1

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World Group II Play-offs

From Chiangmai, Thailand

Amita Maria Young (THA) vs Harper Johnson (USA)

5/7
2/6

Harper finally got into action - her first Fed Cup singles match since April 2010 - and a well-rested American captain dominated the game against the rookie Thai. USA avoid the complete humiliation.

JOHNSON wins 2-0; UNITED STATES leads THAILAND 3-1

From Bilbao, Spain

Rita Cebolla (ESP) vs Jessamine Minella (EUR)

7/6(5)
6/2

Cebolla continues to dominate in straight sets, keeping the hosts in this match.

CEBOLLA wins 2-0; EUROPE and SPAIN tied at 2-2

Taz Warrior
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Martine :worship:

Ivanovic2008
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Wait it says Harper won in your match description but the score shows harper lost :confused:

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Wait it says Harper won in your match description but the score shows harper lost :confused:

I really must use a better format for this. Fixed now, description correct.

LightsOut!
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Botswana :inlove: :cheer:

Broseghini
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:34 PM
OMG :hysteric:

égalité
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:50 PM
omg indeed :hysteric: Skanky/Nastya will beast in doubles. Not worried :oh:

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Final matches at 21.00 CET (three hours)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:56 PM
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/north-america/canada/images/canadian-flag.jpg

CANADA d. GERMANY :bounce:
Soren wins both of her singles and Emilia wins the first match to send us into the World Group :bounce:

Singleniacki
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:00 PM
coco, martine :worship:

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Mia :eek:

Siri ;)

Ivanovic2008
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:36 PM
USA :cheer:

Ianto_Jones
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Lindsay......:sobbing:

Why is life always so cruel to me?

Next year after Paula leaves...I'm the lone flag bearer. I might defect to Gibraltar...or Malta. or one of those British Dominions.

Drimal
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Great fighting spirit from Swedish girls :cheer: :banana:

Title defence is coming closer. :angel:

Hian
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Nali :eek: :woohoo:
Let's hope doubles will save us. C'mon Italy :cheer:

Kris
Apr 17th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Congrats Canada!

Geoffry
Apr 17th, 2011, 06:08 PM
France! :lol:

Well, atleast we had fun.

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 06:52 PM
World Group Semi-Finals

Live from Stockholm, 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_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png Hingisafrilia/Pemovic (AUS)

7/5
2/6
7/5

Sweden round off the tie reasonably easily; Mia insisted on playing and got huge cheers before every serve.

CORNETSSON/HENRIKSSON wins 2-1; SWEDEN defeats AUSTRALIA 4-1

Live from Napoli, Italy

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Amato/A. Benedetti (ITA) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg/22px-Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg.png Chan/Wong (CHN)

4/6
6/7(5)

Italy were in this match until 4/4, when Annalisa Benedetti failed to hold her serve; from that point on they looked dejected, and though they saved three match points in the tie-break, they weren't really close. China reach the Fed Cup final on their first attempt, though Hong Kong were in World Group play-off in 2003 and 2004.

CHAN/WONG win 2-0; CHINA defeats ITALY 3-2

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World Group I Play-offs

Live from Gaborone, Botswana

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/22px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Mbangu/Taliamanosoko (BOT) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Afanasyeva/Lamy-Chappuis (FRA)

6/4
6/4

The Batswana complete their job.

MBANGU/TALIAMANOSOKO win 2-0; BOTSWANA defeats FRANCE 5-0

Live from Frankfurt, Germany

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Graf/Schaufelberger (GER) vs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Canada.svg/22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Jarocka-Pottinger/Soren (CAN)

4/6
6/4
5/7

An exhibition-style match featuring a lot of doubles fun - great reflexes and above all good spirits.

JAROCKA-POTTINGER/SOREN win 2-1; CANADA defeats GERMANY 4-1

Live from Moskva, Russia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Russia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Nemayeva/Skankhova (RUS) 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)

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

Groundhog day for the crowd in Moscow. Yet again their Russian heroines take the first set, but the second goes to a nailbiter tie-break where the Russians have three match points. Not to be; Bartoli held serve and then Nemayeva was broken twice before du Preez finished the job. The third set was also see-saw, with four breaks of serve, but the decisive error was made by Skankhova after a back-and-forth reaction rally. South Africa are the second African team in the World Group.

DU PREEZ/BARTOLI wins 2-1; SOUTH AFRICA defeats RUSSIA 3-2

Live from Praha, 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 Felivitch/Kartincova (CZE) vs 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)

6/2
3/6
6/7(4)

With two exhausted players in a dead rubber, this wasn't the most quality doubles match, but Paula wanted a tie-break and got it. Czech Republic and Italy are now the two teams that have had the longest stay in World Group I - the six others were promoted in 2009, 2010 or 2011.

GALBRAITH/MASTERTON wins 2-1; CZECH REPUBLIC defeats GREAT BRITAIN 3-2

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World Group II Play-offs

From Chiangmai, Thailand

Casanova/Johnson (USA) vs Mensarb/Young (THA)

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

Surprisingly, no breaks of serve at all on clay.

CASANOVA/JOHNSON win 2-0; UNITED STATES defeats THAILAND 4-1

From Bilbao, Spain

Cebolla/Sánchez (ESP) vs Minella/Wojnarowska (EUR)

7/6(4)
6/2

Rita's third win of the week-end will give her confidence ahead of the clay season. The Spanish crowds should have high hopes for the Barcelona and Madrid tournaments in a couple of weeks - though with three Spaniards applying for wild cards in Barcelona, that could get intriguing.

CEBOLLA/SÁNCHEZ wins 2-0; SPAIN defeats EUROPE 3-2

Håkon
Apr 17th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Fed Cup Final, November 2011: Sweden vs China (host to be confirmed)

World Group I 2012: Sweden, China, Italy, Australia, Czech Republic, Canada, Botswana, South Africa

World Group II 2012: Russia, Germany, Great Britain, France, United States, Spain, 2 others to be confirmed at sign-up

égalité
Apr 17th, 2011, 06:57 PM
:sobbing:

Taz Warrior
Apr 17th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Congrats China & Sweden :yeah:

Broseghini
Apr 17th, 2011, 07:16 PM
:sobbing:
:tears:
We lost two matches because of 7-6(6) :o:sobbing: Congrat's Winners :p
Anyway, I'm excited with Serbia win :ras:

paul_masterton
Apr 17th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Lindsay :sad: could have been a historic second day comeback :(

Great effort :yeah:

onion
Apr 17th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Great win Spain!!! :bounce: :banana:

Rita :hearts:

Joseosu19
Apr 17th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Italy...so close:sad: Good try girls...my fault for not winning the first match:o:sad:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 17th, 2011, 09:03 PM
:eek: at Germany, Russia, and Great Britain all in World Group II next year....they used to be Fed Cup DOMINATORS.

Thanks for a great week Sam! :)


VIVA BOTSWANA!

LightsOut!
Apr 17th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Congrats winners :)
Thanks for the organisation, Sam :yeah:

Kəv.
Apr 17th, 2011, 09:48 PM
:sobbing: Im soo sorry Fleri

MandyRulz
Apr 17th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Europe :sobbing:

Buitenzorg
Apr 18th, 2011, 12:37 AM
Congrats Sweden :)

a HUGE Thanks to Sam for managing this event :hug: :kiss:

Thank goodness, at least Australia is staying at WGI :)

Buitenzorg
Apr 18th, 2011, 12:38 AM
:sobbing: Im soo sorry Fleri

don't worry. Alijah :kiss: thank you for playing ;)

Mattographer
Apr 18th, 2011, 01:23 AM
Great win Spain!!! :bounce: :banana:

Rita :hearts:
Well done, Rita! :cheer:

Vittoria will play next year with you! :D

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 18th, 2011, 07:05 AM
We won 4-1, thanks to Harper and Caroline for a great weekend :)
Looking forward to 2011, let's get back to group 1#:D

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 18th, 2011, 07:08 AM
And of course, a very big thank you about running Fed Cup :) You did a great job :hug:

Alberto
Apr 18th, 2011, 09:01 AM
phew Spain, thanks Rita for playing so good this week :)

Singleniacki
Apr 18th, 2011, 09:10 AM
:oh: Coco :worship:
Russia :hug:

wongqks
Apr 18th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Wow good match Italy, make it exciting.

Thanks Chantal for carrying us in the doubles event.

Sweden will be difficult, they are always very good at this..

Savior
Apr 18th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Way to go, USA! Everyone had a win. And, it was especially nice for Harper to win the third point and clinch the tie after such a spotty Fed Cup record over the past few ties. Excellent job, Jennifer and Caroline! Great match, Thailand.

Ivanovic2008
Apr 18th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Great.job everyone! USA will be back in 1 in no time!

lemonwilly
Apr 19th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Canada :bounce:
Germany :hug:
Sam :yeah:

King Aaron
Apr 20th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Czech Republic :)