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Meelis
Jan 6th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Europe/Africa Zone Group I (http://www.fedcup.com/en/results/group-i/europe-africa/2012.aspx)


- Dates: 1-4 February - Venue: Municipal Tennis Club
- Location: Eilat, Israel
- Surface: Outdoor hard

- Promotion: The winners of Pool A and Pool C play each other and the winners of Pool B and Pool D play each other (4 Feb) to decide which two nations advance to the World Group II play-offs (21-22 Apr).

- Relegation: The nations finishing bottom of Pool A and Pool C play each other and the nations finishing bottom of Pool B and Pool D play each other (4 Feb) to decide which two nations are relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II for 2013.

Pool A

Estonia: Anett Kontaveit, Margit Ruutel, Eva Paalma, Tatjana Vorobjova
Austria: Tamira Paszek, Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Yvonne Meusburger, Sandra Klemenschits
Bulgaria: Tsvetana Pironkova, Dia Evtimova, Elitsa Kostova, Isabella Shinikova

Pool B

Sweden: Johanna Larsson, Sofia Arvidsson, Hilda Melander, Ellen Allgurin
Hungary: Timea Babos, Reka Luca Jani, Katalin Marosi, Vaszilisza Bulgakova
Greece: Eleni Daniilidou, Despoina Papamichail, Maria Sakkari, Agni Stefanou
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Jasmina Tinjic, Mervana Jugic Salkic, Anita Husaric, Jelena Stanivuk

Pool C

Netherlands: Arantxa Rus, Michaella Krajicek, Bibiane Schoofs, Kiki Bertens
Great Britain: Elena Baltacha, Anne Keothavong, Heather Watson, Laura Robson
Israel: Shahar Peer, Julia Glushko, Keren Shlomo, Deniz Khazaniuk
Portugal: Michelle Larcher De Brito, Maria Joao Koehler, Barbara Luz, Margarida Moura

Pool D

Poland: Agnieszka Radwanska, Urszula Radwanska, Magda Linette, Alicja Rosolska
Romania: Monica Niculescu, Irina Begu, Simona Halep, Alexandra Dulgheru
Croatia: Petra Martic, Ani Mijacika, Donna Vekic, Tereza Mrdeza
Luxembourg: Anne Kremer, Claudine Schaul, Laura Correia, Tiffany Cornelius

Meelis
Jan 6th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Estonia lost to Bulgaria 0-3

M. RUUTEL lost to E. KOSTOVA 2-6 1-6
A. KONTAVEIT lost to T. PIRONKOVA 3-6 1-6
E. PAALMA / T. VOROBJOVA lost to D. EVTIMOVA / T. PIRONKOVA 0-6 1-6

Poland def. Luxembourg 3-0

U. RADWANSKA def. C. SCHAUL 6-2 6-2
A. RADWANSKA def. A. KREMER 6-1 6-1
M. LINETTE / A. ROSOLSKA def. T. CORNELIUS / L. CORREIA 6-1 6-1

Romania def. Croatia 2-1

S. HALEP def. A. MIJACIKA 6-2 6-2
I. BEGU lost to P. MARTIC 4-6 6-1 3-6
I. BEGU / S. HALEP def. P. MARTIC / A. MIJACIKA 7-6(2) 7-6(6)

Sweden def. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0

S. ARVIDSSON def. J. STANIVUK 6-1 6-0
J. LARSSON def. A. HUSARIC 6-2 6-1
S. ARVIDSSON / J. LARSSON def. J. STANIVUK / J. TINJIC 6-2 6-3

Hungary def. Greece

R. JANI def. M. SAKKARI 6-4 7-5
T. BABOS def. D. PAPAMICHAIL 6-4 6-0
T. BABOS / K. MAROSI def. D. PAPAMICHAIL / A. STEFANOU 6-2 6-4

Israel def. Netherlands

J. GLUSHKO lost to B. SCHOOFS 3-6 5-7
S. PEER def. M. KRAJICEK 5-7 7-6(5) 6-1
J. GLUSHKO / S. PEER def. M. KRAJICEK / B. SCHOOFS 7-6(4) 2-6 6-3

Great Britain def. Portugal 3-0

A. KEOTHAVONG def. M. KOEHLER 6-3 6-4
E. BALTACHA def. M. LARCHER DE BRITO 6-2 6-3
L. ROBSON / H. WATSON def. M. KOEHLER / M. LARCHER DE BRITO 7-5 6-0

Estonia lost to Austria 1-2

T. VOROBJOVA lost to P. MAYR-ACHLEITNER 0-6 0-6
A. KONTAVEIT def. T. PASZEK 6-4 7-6(3)
A. KONTAVEIT / T. VOROBJOVA lost to S. KLEMENSCHITS / T. PASZEK 4-6 4-6

Romania def. Luxembourg 3-0

M. BUZARNESCU def. T. CORNELIUS 6-0 6-0
I. BEGU def. A. KREMER 6-3 6-2
I. BEGU / M. BUZARNESCU def. A. KREMER / C. SCHAUL 6-3 6-3

Poland def. Croatia 3-0

U. RADWANSKA def. D. VEKIC 6-3 6-3
A. RADWANSKA def. P. MARTIC 6-0 6-3
M. LINETTE / A. ROSOLSKA def. A. MIJACIKA / D. VEKIC 7-5 7-5

Sweden def. Hungary 2-1

S. ARVIDSSON def. R. JANI 6-4 6-3
J. LARSSON lost to T. BABOS 5-7 5-7
S. ARVIDSSON / J. LARSSON def. T. BABOS / R. JANI 7-6(9) 2-6 6-4

Greece lost to Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-3

M. SAKKARI lost to A. HUSARIC 4-6 4-6
D. PAPAMICHAIL lost to J. TINJIC 6-7(6) 2-6
D. PAPAMICHAIL / M. SAKKARI lost to J. STANIVUK / J. TINJIC 4-6 7-5 0-6

Netherlands lost to Great Britain 1-2

B. SCHOOFS def. A. KEOTHAVONG 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3
M. KRAJICEK lost to E. BALTACHA 3-6 3-6
K. BERTENS / B. SCHOOFS lost to L. ROBSON / H. WATSON 6-7 6-7(5)

Israel lost to Portugal 1-2

J. GLUSHKO def. M. KOEHLER 6-2 6-4
S. PEER lost to M. LARCHER DE BRITO 1-6 2-6
J. GLUSHKO / S. PEER lost to M. KOEHLER / M. LARCHER DE BRITO 2-6 6-4 4-6

Austria def. Bulgaria 2-1

P. MAYR-ACHLEITNER def. E. KOSTOVA 6-3 6-3
T. PASZEK lost to T. PIRONKOVA 3-6 6-1 1-6
P. MAYR-ACHLEITNER / Y. MEUSBURGER def. D. EVTIMOVA / T. PIRONKOVA 6-1 6-2

Poland def. Romania 2-1

U. RADWANSKA lost to S. HALEP 6-7(7) 4-6
A. RADWANSKA def. I. BEGU 6-1 6-3
A. RADWANSKA / U. RADWANSKA def. I. BEGU / S. HALEP 4-6 6-0 6-0

Croatia def. Luxembourg 2-1

A. MIJACIKA def. C. SCHAUL 6-1 2-6 6-4
P. MARTIC lost to A. KREMER 5-7 2-3 Retired
A. MIJACIKA / T. MRDEZA def. A. KREMER / C. SCHAUL 6-1 6-3

Sweden def. Greece 2-1

E. ALLGURIN def. M. SAKKARI 6-1 6-2
H. MELANDER lost to D. PAPAMICHAIL 4-6 4-6
E. ALLGURIN / H. MELANDER def. D. PAPAMICHAIL / A. STEFANOU 6-1 6-2

Hungary def. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1

R. JANI def. A. HUSARIC 3-6 6-1 6-2
T. BABOS lost to J. TINJIC 4-6 2-6
T. BABOS / R. JANI def. J. STANIVUK / J. TINJIC 6-1 6-4

Israel lost to Great Britain 3-0

J. GLUSHKO lost to A. KEOTHAVONG 2-6 1-6
S. PEER lost to E. BALTACHA 4-6 3-6
J. GLUSHKO / K. SHLOMO lost to L. ROBSON / H. WATSON 2-6 1-6

Meelis
Jan 6th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Promotional Play-Off

Austria lost to Great Britain 0-2

P. MAYR-ACHLEITNER lost to A. KEOTHAVONG 6-7(5) 3-6
T. PASZEK lost to E. BALTACHA 1-6 4-6

Sweden def. Poland 2-1

S. ARVIDSSON def. U. RADWANSKA 6-1 6-2
J. LARSSON lost to A. RADWANSKA 1-6 0-6
S. ARVIDSSON / J. LARSSON def. A. RADWANSKA / U. RADWANSKA 6-4 6-3

5th to 8th Play-off

Bulgaria lost to Portugal 0-2

I. SHINIKOVA lost to M. KOEHLER 3-6 5-7
D. EVTIMOVA lost to M. LARCHER DE BRITO 1-6 1-6

Hungary lost to Romania 0-2

K. MAROSI lost to M. BUZARNESCU 2-6 6-7(6)
R. JANI lost to S. HALEP 2-6 3-6

9th to 12th Play-off

Bosnia and Herzegovina lost to Croatia 0-2

A. HUSARIC lost to D. VEKIC 2-6 0-6
J. TINJIC lost to T. MRDEZA 0-1 Retired

Relegation Play-off

Estonia lost to Netherlands 1-2

E. PAALMA lost to K. BERTENS 2-6 2-6
A. KONTAVEIT def. B. SCHOOFS 4-6 7-6(3) 6-1
T. VOROBJOVA / A. KONTAVEIT lost to K. BERTENS / M. KRAJICEK 0-6 0-6

Greece lost to Luxembourg 1-2

A. STEFANOU lost to C. SCHAUL 4-6 2-6
D. PAPAMICHAIL def. A. KREMER 5-7 6-4 7-5
D. PAPAMICHAIL / M. SAKKARI lost to A. KREMER / C. SCHAUL 6-3 2-6 6-7(8)

Håkon
Jan 6th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Hm no Georgatou. :(

Looks good otherwise but I expect withdrawals :sad:

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 6th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Never heard of Laura Correia from Luxembourg but I'm glad they found some other player than Cornelius :lol:

Israel
Jan 7th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Draw ceremony is on Monday. Great that Eilat is hosting the event again :)

Embittered
Jan 7th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Isn't this in the wrong forum:confused::silly:

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 7th, 2012, 09:37 AM
why? :unsure:

Embittered
Jan 7th, 2012, 11:36 AM
why? :unsure:
The forum was called "Fed Cup 2011" at the time the thread was created...

chingching
Jan 7th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Depending on the pools, I think that given how Kaia played on Brisbane, Estonia has a decent chance. The favourites would he to e Poland and the netherlands though. The Dutch have real depth in their teams.

Håkon
Jan 7th, 2012, 05:12 PM
I think Estonia will get a good pool because they have played World Group?

Also Romania have good players, but not really suited to the surface. :o

The Dutch need to find some form :unsure:

Meelis
Jan 7th, 2012, 06:20 PM
17. Estonia
19. Sweden
23. Netherlands
24. Poland

26. Great Britain
27. Romania
33. Austria
34. Hungary

36. Israel
39. Greece
40. Bulgaria
42. Croatia

45. Bosnia and Herzegovina
46. Portugal
47. Luxembourg

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 7th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Phew, good we at least avoid Estonia in the group :)
Still, we can have Romania or Great Britain.

chingching
Jan 8th, 2012, 10:50 AM
Phew, good we at least avoid Estonia in the group :)
Still, we can have Romania or Great Britain.

Not necessarily. Don't they take or team from each ranking group, meaning that there is a one in four chance that Greece could draw Estonia!

Jose.
Jan 8th, 2012, 01:07 PM
Our best team possible but still we most likely will get relegated, give your best girls :D

Amazing field :worship:

hellas719
Jan 9th, 2012, 02:06 AM
OMG Greece :facepalm:
Where's Gerasimou when you need her? :o. She won the National Championships again so she's guaranteed a Fed Cup spot but it seems she has had enough and didn't take it serious last year so it wen't to the runner-up, which was Stefanou...
And no Georgatou NO NO NO NO NO :sobbing:. I was afraid she wouldn't show up :sobbing:. I'm going to be so angry if we get relegated :bigcry:. She hasn't been seen since October and she withdrew from 25K Istanbul after the draw was made I hope she is injured and not retired :scared:. I tried contacting her on facebook and she didn't answer me and I asked Sakkari who has talked to me before and she didn't answer and I asked someone who runs a Greek tennis website who recently interviewed Eirini and he said he is trying so hard to find out and has no idea why she isn't playing :scared:. I doubt she retired because she just launched her official website and she played well last year when she wasn't injured and she takes her career very seriously. She trained at Mouratoglou's for a while and went on the Mauritius trip last year with Dokic, Cirstea, Wickmayer, Rezai, and Robson. And she was recently interviewed (by the person I mentioned above) and she talked about her future...I'm so stressed out now :o

Now we will once again be fighting to stay in Group I. I just hope we go into one of the groups with 4 teams so we can have a good shot at not having to go into a relegation play-off. Eleni should be able to beat Larcher de Brito, Tinjic, or Minella and then maybe Papamichail could surprise and if not then we can maybe win the doubles :unsure:. Or hope to get Estonia and try and get Papamichail to beat Kontaveit and then win the doubles :unsure::facepalm:

Anyways, from the good teams in this group I think 2 of Romania, Poland, Great Britain, Sweden, and Croatia will go through. Romania really has no business in this group IMO. They have so many top 100 and top 200 players and they have been stuck in Group I for way too long. I really hope they can go through (plus I like most of their players :p). It's a shame that Arn and Czink aren't playing for Hungary, otherwise they would also do well as Babos and Marosi are good players and they always have a good doubles team :yeah:

hellas719
Jan 9th, 2012, 02:07 AM
Wait, why is Dulgheru in but not Cirstea? :o
And doesn't Sorana need to play for Olympics since she didn't play last year? Or does her Fed Cup service count for 2011 since she was on the squad and traveled to Eilat even though she didn't play at all? :unsure:

Meelis
Jan 9th, 2012, 02:38 AM
You don´t have to play Fed Cup. Making yourself available for selection is enough.

Meelis
Jan 9th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Pool A

Estonia
Austria
Bulgaria

Pool B

Sweden
Hungary
Greece
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pool C

Netherlands
Great Britain
Israel
Portugal

Pool D

Poland
Romania
Croatia
Luxembourg

Håkon
Jan 9th, 2012, 10:05 AM
Lucky group Sweden :lol:

Israel
Jan 9th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Worst possible group for Israel. I can't believe it - both NL and UK in our group it will be a nightmare.

paul_masterton
Jan 9th, 2012, 11:52 AM
Apparently promotion play-offs will be A vs C and B vs D

Group B :tape:

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 9th, 2012, 01:12 PM
Poland just has to beat Romania. However Radwanskas in doubles should beat anyone here with ease. Poor Croatia, I wish they were in Pool B. :sad:

Ivanovic_fan
Jan 9th, 2012, 06:47 PM
We can win this :tape:

Hapsara
Jan 10th, 2012, 08:40 AM
Good luck GBR :)

SAhero
Jan 10th, 2012, 11:33 AM
Good luck, Bosnia! ;)

chingching
Jan 10th, 2012, 12:14 PM
Estonia beats Bulgaria 2-1 (Kanepi and Doubles)
Estonia beats Austria 2-1 (Kanepi and Doubles)
Netherlands beats Estonia 2-1 (Rus or Krajicek depending on ranking and doubles)

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2012, 03:11 AM
We got Bosnia so there is hope if we can get past them :cheer:

GO GREECE! :D

http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/Tournaments/2012/FedCup/fedcup2012.jpg

Ianto_Jones
Jan 11th, 2012, 05:31 AM
Estonia beats Bulgaria 2-1 (Kanepi and Doubles)
Estonia beats Austria 2-1 (Kanepi and Doubles)
Netherlands beats Estonia 2-1 (Rus or Krajicek depending on ranking and doubles)

That's assuming that the Netherlands beats Great Britain.

chingching
Jan 11th, 2012, 10:15 AM
That's assuming that the Netherlands beats Great Britain.

If grey Britain qualifies then Estonia will win! The British can't play doubles (thy barely beat wozniacki and some rando last year) so it would be kanepi and then kanepi and ruutel or kontaveit

WhoAmI?
Jan 11th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Estonia beats Bulgaria 2-1 (Kanepi and Doubles)
Estonia beats Austria 2-1 (Kanepi and Doubles)
Netherlands beats Estonia 2-1 (Rus or Krajicek depending on ranking and doubles)

I don't know:unsure:. In this group it's possible everyone gets a win and a loss thus there would be a thin line between the winner and the loser of the group.

paul_masterton
Jan 11th, 2012, 12:20 PM
If grey Britain qualifies then Estonia will win! The British can't play doubles (thy barely beat wozniacki and some rando last year) so it would be kanepi and then kanepi and ruutel or kontaveit

To be fair the team was Rae/Watson.

Jose.
Jan 11th, 2012, 01:09 PM
I wonder why people really think Kanepi/Kontaveit or any with Ruutel can beat all the doubles teams, I mean Kanepi is not that good in doubles and Kontaveit is quite unexperienced. Also I don't think Netherlands can manage to win that Group C, they have a lot of players in the team but Peer can beat all them and Peer/Glushko can be a dangerous team specially playing in front of the Israeli crowd... Wouldn't be a surprise if Israel gets past that group...

Archer16
Jan 11th, 2012, 04:19 PM
I wonder why people really think Kanepi/Kontaveit or any with Ruutel can beat all the doubles teams, I mean Kanepi is not that good in doubles and Kontaveit is quite unexperienced. Also I don't think Netherlands can manage to win that Group C, they have a lot of players in the team but Peer can beat all them and Peer/Glushko can be a dangerous team specially playing in front of the Israeli crowd... Wouldn't be a surprise if Israel gets past that group...
Bad draw for Israel. Peer should win out, even though she was run over by Rus once in Fed Cup, and of course we should beat Portugal with ease (god forbid if we don't), but I wish I could share your optimism regarding the ties vs GBR and the Netherlands.
Yes Glushko was very good last year, but she beat some top 200 players (Linette, Kremer, Kostova), and top 100 ones are a very different story for her. From memory I think she has one such win for her career (Groth in a 25K in Australia, not counting the recent Israeli ch. final vs Peer). If she could beat one of Keothavong or Krajicek it would be a pleasant surprise.
Peer/Glushko aren't that good a team and are not favored in those ties either.

The young Dutch team were very impressive last year and I think they will win the group over the Brits.

Groups A-B (with Hungary missing its top two players) are considerably weaker than C and D.
We got Bosnia so there is hope if we can get past them :cheer:

GO GREECE! :D

http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/Tournaments/2012/FedCup/fedcup2012.jpg
Stefanou :hearts: (honestly I didn't even know there is such a player...)
Good luck to you :)

P.S. I wasn't aware that not too long ago you've fallen as low as Group III :o

chingching
Jan 12th, 2012, 02:27 AM
Margit is a good double player (her and maret nearly went to a 3rd against llagostea vibes ad Martinez sanchez when they were both injured. Kaia ha the gme to be a good doubles player and even if etonia doesn't have a great doubles team, their opponent aren't much better

Andiyan
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:25 PM
Ned has an OK draw I suppose. Couldve been worse.

Romania faces Poland :facepalm:

hellas719
Jan 16th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Stefanou :hearts: (honestly I didn't even know there is such a player...)
Good luck to you :)

P.S. I wasn't aware that not too long ago you've fallen as low as Group III :o

Good Luck to you too :hatoff:

And then Daniilidou rejoined the team and we won 9 consecutive ties :D

paul_masterton
Jan 18th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Papamichail just lost to Foster in Sutton $10k :tape:

chingching
Jan 18th, 2012, 11:08 AM
Bad draw for Israel. Peer should win out, even though she was run over by Rus once in Fed Cup, and of course we should beat Portugal with ease (god forbid if we don't), but I wish I could share your optimism regarding the ties vs GBR and the Netherlands.
Yes Glushko was very good last year, but she beat some top 200 players (Linette, Kremer, Kostova), and top 100 ones are a very different story for her. From memory I think she has one such win for her career (Groth in a 25K in Australia, not counting the recent Israeli ch. final vs Peer). If she could beat one of Keothavong or Krajicek it would be a pleasant surprise.
Peer/Glushko aren't that good a team and are not favored in those ties either.

The young Dutch team were very impressive last year and I think they will win the group over the Brits.

Groups A-B (with Hungary missing its top two players) are considerably weaker than C and D.

Stefanou :hearts: (honestly I didn't even know there is such a player...)
Good luck to you :)

P.S. I wasn't aware that not too long ago you've fallen as low as Group III :o

Portugal may not be winnable anymore. Except for the Israeli Crowd (no comment). Koehler would beat Glushko and Peer has not been reat recently and I can sense a Larcher de Brito upset!

hairy
Jan 18th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Hi all,

I'd like to go to the Fedcup in Eilat with a friend of mine, who sits in a wheelchair. Somebody who was at the Fed Cup last year thought that "Eilat" was mainly inaccessible for wheelchairs, but of course that might just be a personal perception and, if not, maybe things have changed in the mean time. Can anybody answer the following questions?

Q1: Is the park itself accessible for wheelchairs or do we need to climb stairs or lift the wheelchair over some ramps in order to access the park itself?

Q2: if we want to change to different courts to see different matches, how easy is that for a wheelchair. Is that (partly or totally) via stairs and over ramps, or can I just push him across to the next court?

Q3: Can my friend stand next to the court or are the tribunes built in such a way that it is impossible or almost impossible to sit next to the court and/or oversee the court?
And at what distance would he have to stand in case there is room; does he need to watch from 10m or further, or can he stand right next to the court?

Q4: Are the facilities like a restaurant (if that's available on the park) and toilets directly accessible for wheelchairs?

Thanks a lot in advance for your answers.

Meelis
Jan 20th, 2012, 03:16 AM
Kanepi will not play here.

hellas719
Jan 23rd, 2012, 03:07 AM
Papamichail just lost to Foster in Sutton $10k :tape:

:help:

Sucks to be missing Gerasimou and Georgatou :sobbing:
And now Eleni injured :(
If only Kontratevidi never retired...

I hope we can beat Bosnia, if not then we must pray to get Estonia in the relegation draw :armed:

chingching
Jan 23rd, 2012, 04:10 AM
:help:

Sucks to be missing Gerasimou and Georgatou :sobbing:
And now Eleni injured :(
If only Kontratevidi never retired...

I hope we can beat Bosnia, if not then we must pray to get Estonia in the relegation draw :armed:

You will lose to both.
Bosnia 3-0.
Tinjic and Jugic Salkic are both good players and would whip greece in doubles.
Estonia 3-0.
Without the top 3 players, Anett would smash. She would have beaten Eirini anyway as Anett has smashed many players that Eirini lost to comfortably (Sabina Sharipova beat Eirini 63 61). Margit would win the other singles and then they would team up to win the doubles. I hope to god that Estonia gets greece. It's the only way we'll stay in.

Meelis
Jan 23rd, 2012, 04:14 AM
if not then we must pray to get Estonia in the relegation draw :armed:

There is no draw anymore. If Greece will finish last in the group, then they will play team finishing bottom of pool D.

hellas719
Jan 23rd, 2012, 04:48 AM
You will lose to both.
Bosnia 3-0.
Tinjic and Jugic Salkic are both good players and would whip greece in doubles.
Estonia 3-0.
Without the top 3 players, Anett would smash. She would have beaten Eirini anyway as Anett has smashed many players that Eirini lost to comfortably (Sabina Sharipova beat Eirini 63 61). Margit would win the other singles and then they would team up to win the doubles. I hope to god that Estonia gets greece. It's the only way we'll stay in.

Eleni is still supposed to play :shrug:
She's injured but it looks like she'll still make the trip to Israel ;)
And Papamichail can win singles since she may play Kajtazovic because I don't think Mervana still plays singles :unsure:.

Eirini has also beaten players who Kontaveit can't. Eirini reached QR2 at two slams last year Kontaveit isn't at that level yet :shrug:

And Estonia can't get Greece as Meelis stated, so have fun in G2 :wavey:. We might be joining you there :scared:. And btw Papamichail is not that bad. She is 18 and top 400. I think she has a chance against a Bosnian :shrug:

chingching
Jan 23rd, 2012, 10:44 AM
Eleni is still supposed to play :shrug:
She's injured but it looks like she'll still make the trip to Israel ;)
And Papamichail can win singles since she may play Kajtazovic because I don't think Mervana still plays singles :unsure:.

Eirini has also beaten players who Kontaveit can't. Eirini reached QR2 at two slams last year Kontaveit isn't at that level yet :shrug:

And Estonia can't get Greece as Meelis stated, so have fun in G2 :wavey:. We might be joining you there :scared:. And btw Papamichail is not that bad. She is 18 and top 400. I think she has a chance against a Bosnian :shrug:

When Anett is 18, she will be top 100

Archer16
Jan 23rd, 2012, 08:12 PM
Portugal may not be winnable anymore. Except for the Israeli Crowd (no comment). Koehler would beat Glushko and Peer has not been reat recently and I can sense a Larcher de Brito upset!

You will lose to both.
Bosnia 3-0.
Tinjic and Jugic Salkic are both good players and would whip greece in doubles.
Estonia 3-0.
Without the top 3 players, Anett would smash. She would have beaten Eirini anyway as Anett has smashed many players that Eirini lost to comfortably (Sabina Sharipova beat Eirini 63 61). Margit would win the other singles and then they would team up to win the doubles. I hope to god that Estonia gets greece. It's the only way we'll stay in.

When Anett is 18, she will be top 100
You seem to be 100% sure in your predictions, no ifs, buts or maybes.
We'll see about all of that.

itzhak
Jan 24th, 2012, 11:12 AM
SCEDULE OF Matches

Wed, 1/2/2012:

10:00:

Estonia-Bulgaria, Poland-Luxembourg, Romania-Croatia

16:00:

Israel-Netherlands, Great Britain-Portugal, Hungary-Greece, Sweden-Bosnia

Thur, 2/2/2012

10:00:

Estonia-Austria, Poland-Croatia, Romania-Luxembourg

16:00:

Israel-Portugal, Great Britain-Netherlands, Sweden-Hungary, Greece-Bosnia

fri, 3/2/2012

10:00

Austria-Bulgaria, Poland-Romania, Croatia-Luxembourg

16:00

Israel-Great Britain, Netherlands-Portugal, Sweden-Greece, Bosnia-Hungary

sat, 4/2/2012

Play-off

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 24th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Is it already known which matches will be broadcast by TV?
I mean, Radwanska is the only star on this tournament (besides local stars Peer and Glushko) so her matches should be streamed I guess. :p

itzhak
Jan 24th, 2012, 01:20 PM
Is it already known which matches will be broadcast by TV?
I mean, Radwanska is the only star on this tournament (besides local stars Peer and Glushko) so her matches should be streamed I guess. :p

Probably the matches of Israel and Poland.

Israel
Jan 24th, 2012, 05:11 PM
I believe we have great chances to go down to Europa/Africa zone II. Yeepi :@

Ianto_Jones
Jan 24th, 2012, 05:18 PM
I believe we have great chances to go down to Europa/Africa zone II. Yeepi :@

Israel SHOULD beat Portugal. If they don't...:facepalm:

Israel
Jan 24th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Israel SHOULD beat Portugal. If they don't...:facepalm:
Should, could would... Even if we do we also need to play NL and GB just to think about the play-offs.

Meelis
Jan 25th, 2012, 05:36 AM
Line-up changes:

EST: Kanepi out, Vorobjova in.
BIH: Kajtazovic out, Stanivuk in.
CRO: Lucic out, Mrdeza in.
LUX: Minella out, Cornelius in.

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 25th, 2012, 05:58 AM
Stanivuk? :spit:
Guess Burgić is away in USA... and where's Martinović? She played 10k last week...

chingching
Jan 25th, 2012, 11:45 AM
I hope estonia gets streamed

chingching
Jan 25th, 2012, 11:49 AM
You seem to be 100% sure in your predictions, no ifs, buts or maybes.
We'll see about all of that.

Perhaps I am strong in my beliefs but you have to admit that Portugal would be the favourites if it wasnt for the israeli crowd. Eirini georgatou may beat kontaveit, but i wouldnt be surprised if she lost. And greece will not beat bosnia. They just dont have their players. And by the way, did Gerasimou either get anned or retire because she hasnt played since 2010

SAhero
Jan 25th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Line-up changes:

EST: Kanepi out, Vorobjova in.
BIH: Kajtazovic out, Stanivuk in.
CRO: Lucic out, Mrdeza in.
LUX: Minella out, Cornelius in.

Jelena Stanivuk?!? :confused:

But Sandra Martinović
Jelena Simić
Ema Burgić
Nadina Šećerbegović
Dea Herdželaš
Nerma Čaluk... :help:

Archer16
Jan 25th, 2012, 09:42 PM
Perhaps I am strong in my beliefs but you have to admit that Portugal would be the favourites if it wasnt for the israeli crowd.
No I don't.
Even in a major slump, Shahar is a clear favorite against Michelle anywhere and on any surface. Not saying an upset is impossible, but unlikely.
And Koehler may be in better form than Julia, but that would be a 60-40 match at best on neutral ground. Here, the crowd probably makes Glushko the favorite.
The Portuguese wouldn't be favorites in doubles either no matter where it was played.

As for Greece-Estonia, I'm not knowledgeable enough to commment, but I will say that you may be expecting too much out of Kontaveit.

chingching
Jan 26th, 2012, 07:02 AM
No I don't.
Even in a major slump, Shahar is a clear favorite against Michelle anywhere and on any surface. Not saying an upset is impossible, but unlikely.
And Koehler may be in better form than Julia, but that would be a 60-40 match at best on neutral ground. Here, the crowd probably makes Glushko the favorite.
The Portuguese wouldn't be favorites in doubles either no matter where it was played.

As for Greece-Estonia, I'm not knowledgeable enough to commment, but I will say that you may be expecting too much out of Kontaveit.

You are biased thogh because you are israeli
And anett has played 3 players in the top 200. All where at career highs and had come off great results. They were Stefanie Vogt in Glasgow (career high), Amra Sadikovic in Helsinki (just won a 50k beating some top players) and the third was putintseva in juniors (had just won eddie herr and was in orange bowl final). Anett beat Putintseva 6262, Sadikovic was 36 63 63 sadikovic but anett was 3-0 40-0 in 3rd set and against vogt, 64 75 included set points in the second set and break points at 4-4 on vogts serve first set. Despina Papamichail is only ranked so highly because she plays a lot of tournaments. Kontaveit played 9, and won 3. She woudl beat Papamichail 2 and 2 or something along those lines

paul_masterton
Jan 26th, 2012, 09:40 AM
Team GB flying out today for a good prepartion block on the courts :)

Håkon
Jan 26th, 2012, 10:02 AM
You are biased thogh because you are israeli
And anett has played 3 players in the top 200. All where at career highs and had come off great results. They were Stefanie Vogt in Glasgow (career high), Amra Sadikovic in Helsinki (just won a 50k beating some top players) and the third was putintseva in juniors (had just won eddie herr and was in orange bowl final). Anett beat Putintseva 6262, Sadikovic was 36 63 63 sadikovic but anett was 3-0 40-0 in 3rd set and against vogt, 64 75 included set points in the second set and break points at 4-4 on vogts serve first set. Despina Papamichail is only ranked so highly because she plays a lot of tournaments. Kontaveit played 9, and won 3. She woudl beat Papamichail 2 and 2 or something along those lines

Kontaveit will be the #1 now so she'll have to play Daniilidou :wavey:

chingching
Jan 26th, 2012, 12:41 PM
Kontaveit will be the #1 now so she'll have to play Daniilidou :wavey:
1: Daniilidou is injured.
2: Estonia sadly wont play greece because we have to play either Portugal or Israel.
3: I hope Anett gets a match against either Dia Evtimova or Elitsa Kostova because they would both be good challenges to see if she can reach the next level in her career.

Andiyan
Jan 26th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Anett hasn't been very convincing lately so I do not expect a win from her tbh.

Luxembourg without Minella suddenly became likely to be relegated alongside Estonia. Lux-Bih will be close.

chingching
Jan 27th, 2012, 12:40 PM
Anett hasn't been very convincing lately so I do not expect a win from her tbh.

Luxembourg without Minella suddenly became likely to be relegated alongside Estonia. Lux-Bih will be close.

Bosnia and herzogovina will beat greece. And anett is better in professional matches. The only match she has a chance in is against koehler or de brito

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 27th, 2012, 01:41 PM
"better in professional matches" :hysteric:
As if the losses to Townsend were "unproffesional" :oh:

Cinek
Jan 27th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Go Poland :)

Andiyan
Jan 27th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Bosnia and herzogovina will beat greece. And anett is better in professional matches. The only match she has a chance in is against koehler or de brito

Not gonna comment. :tape:

Hakapeszi
Jan 28th, 2012, 05:20 AM
In lauding the standard of the competition, Shlomo Tzoref, a former Israeli Davis Cup captain, likened the Eilat event to a top WTA tournament: "I have been to many, many tournaments all over the world but it's not every day that you get to see such a large number of high-calibre players all in the same place at once. If you compare it to the tour, it's like a $600,000 WTA tournament," he said.


GM thread
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=452697

Håkon
Jan 28th, 2012, 06:51 AM
If they had livescores like a 600k I'm sure we'd all be happy...

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 28th, 2012, 08:23 AM
Where will be the livestream? (which TV)

shirgan
Jan 28th, 2012, 09:33 AM
Where will be the livestream? (which TV)
Of some matches probably

Jorn
Jan 29th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Sorana on Twitter: But was she even in the team today?

Unfortunately I was not able 2 make the trip 2 Israel together with our Fed Cup team...But my heart is with the girls,wish them best of luck

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 29th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Isn't she injured?

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 29th, 2012, 09:56 PM
It seems she just wanted to go there, not necessarily play. ;)

Jorn
Jan 29th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Tamira and her team in a Israeli airport. :)

http://a.yfrog.com/img814/3381/la5uc.jpg

Andiyan
Jan 29th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Tamira :yeah: Meusi really looks like she's almost 50 yo :sobbing:

hellas719
Jan 30th, 2012, 01:04 AM
When Anett is 18, she will be top 100

But she isn't now so that's totally irrelevant :wavey:

Perhaps I am strong in my beliefs but you have to admit that Portugal would be the favourites if it wasnt for the israeli crowd. Eirini georgatou may beat kontaveit, but i wouldnt be surprised if she lost. And greece will not beat bosnia. They just dont have their players. And by the way, did Gerasimou either get anned or retire because she hasnt played since 2010

We have Daniilidou and Papamichail even though we are missing Georgatou and Gerasimou. Daniilidou and Papamichail should be enough to beat Bosnia. Eleni said that she is feeling 100% now and she is still in the team but I'm not sure if she will play because she said her next tournament is Pattaya :unsure:. And now I see that Jugic-Salkic is playing a challenger in Australia so we have a good shot against Bosnia, even if Eleni doesn't play ;)

You are biased thogh because you are israeli
And anett has played 3 players in the top 200. All where at career highs and had come off great results. They were Stefanie Vogt in Glasgow (career high), Amra Sadikovic in Helsinki (just won a 50k beating some top players) and the third was putintseva in juniors (had just won eddie herr and was in orange bowl final). Anett beat Putintseva 6262, Sadikovic was 36 63 63 sadikovic but anett was 3-0 40-0 in 3rd set and against vogt, 64 75 included set points in the second set and break points at 4-4 on vogts serve first set. Despina Papamichail is only ranked so highly because she plays a lot of tournaments. Kontaveit played 9, and won 3. She woudl beat Papamichail 2 and 2 or something along those lines

None of those girls were ever top 200 :lol:. Despina doesn't even play that many tournaments, and when she does she plays challengers in Spain and France, which don't really have soft draws. I'm not saying Annett wouldn't beat Despina but 2 and 2 is a little harsh on Despina IMO :shrug:

Bosnia and herzogovina will beat greece. And anett is better in professional matches. The only match she has a chance in is against koehler or de brito

So you expect Tinjic to beat Daniilidou and Husaric to beat Papamichail? :lol:

Tamira :yeah: Meusi really looks like she's almost 50 yo :sobbing:

Where is Mayr-Achleitner? :p

thadeuss
Jan 30th, 2012, 06:06 AM
Buzarnescu is in. Niculescu & Dulgheru are both injured:sad:

chingching
Jan 30th, 2012, 06:30 AM
But she isn't now so that's totally irrelevant :wavey:



We have Daniilidou and Papamichail even though we are missing Georgatou and Gerasimou. Daniilidou and Papamichail should be enough to beat Bosnia. Eleni said that she is feeling 100% now and she is still in the team but I'm not sure if she will play because she said her next tournament is Pattaya :unsure:. And now I see that Jugic-Salkic is playing a challenger in Australia so we have a good shot against Bosnia, even if Eleni doesn't play ;)



None of those girls were ever top 200 :lol:. Despina doesn't even play that many tournaments, and when she does she plays challengers in Spain and France, which don't really have soft draws. I'm not saying Annett wouldn't beat Despina but 2 and 2 is a little harsh on Despina IMO :shrug:



So you expect Tinjic to beat Daniilidou and Husaric to beat Papamichail? :lol:



Where is Mayr-Achleitner? :p

You are right about greece beating bosnia now. At the time I thought Eleni was injured and that Jugic Salkic was playing.

And by the way, it is completely relevant when I said Anett would be top 100 when she was 18. You said that Despina was top 400 and that she was only 18!!!I said that when Anett was only 18!!!! then she would be top 100. The people anett played were nearly top 200. Despina would lose to all of them in straight sets comfortably

chingching
Jan 30th, 2012, 06:33 AM
And by the way, Despina just lost to Manisha Foster ranked 778 61 75. You dont think Anett would beat her 2 and 2 if anett was playing her best. :facepalm:
You are so stupid. And you said Despina played challengers in france and spain, well she hasnt made it past the second round in 6 months and recently lost first round in a 10k in england

chingching
Jan 30th, 2012, 06:35 AM
Buzarnescu is in. Niculescu & Dulgheru are both injured:sad:

They didnt put Sorana in after Australian open form. :facepalm:
Poland is through now

chingching
Jan 30th, 2012, 06:36 AM
Not gonna comment. :tape:

Greece will now beat Bosnia because they dont have Jugic Salkic and it seems that Daniilidou will play but Anett might be able to scam a set of either Larcher de Brito or Koehler

chingching
Jan 30th, 2012, 06:43 AM
In lauding the standard of the competition, Shlomo Tzoref, a former Israeli Davis Cup captain, likened the Eilat event to a top WTA tournament: "I have been to many, many tournaments all over the world but it's not every day that you get to see such a large number of high-calibre players all in the same place at once. If you compare it to the tour, it's like a $600,000 WTA tournament," he said.


GM thread
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=452697

:haha:

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:16 AM
Tamira and her team in a Israeli airport. :)

http://a.yfrog.com/img814/3381/la5uc.jpg

where is Mayr? :p

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:16 AM
Buzarnescu is in. Niculescu & Dulgheru are both injured:sad:

So the team will be Begu, Halep and Buzarnescu?

thadeuss
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:43 AM
So the team will be Begu, Halep and Buzarnescu?

yeah, 3 players and 2 captains :lol:
http://www.frt.ro/main_resources/uploaded_files/pagstatice/images/file_2012_01_29_06_37_23_dsc_0252.jpg

chingching
Jan 30th, 2012, 10:16 AM
yeah, 3 players and 2 captains :lol:
http://www.frt.ro/main_resources/uploaded_files/pagstatice/images/file_2012_01_29_06_37_23_dsc_0252.jpg

Whos that other girl. Or do they actually have 2 captains

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 30th, 2012, 10:22 AM
Buzarnescu, I don't know, Captain, Halep, Begu

Meelis
Jan 30th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Whos that other girl. Or do they actually have 2 captains

Buzarnescu, Catalin Cristea, Sever Dron, Halep, Begu

chingching
Jan 30th, 2012, 10:27 AM
Buzarnescu, Catalin Cristea, Sever Dron, Halep, Begu
Is that a Romanian coach or something.

thadeuss
Jan 30th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Is that a Romanian coach or something.

Catalina Cristea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cătălina_Cristea) is an ex-tennis player, now she works for the FRT (Romanian tenis federation) as a federal coach

Nicolas
Jan 30th, 2012, 01:13 PM
Catalina is hot :hearts:

itzhak
Jan 30th, 2012, 02:08 PM
It's raining today in Eilat, not the usual weather even in the winter. However, the rest of the week should be fine, good weather and no rain until the weekend.

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 30th, 2012, 02:13 PM
any pictures from players party or something?
any Israeli websites write about the tournament?

itzhak
Jan 30th, 2012, 02:33 PM
any pictures from players party or something?
any Israeli websites write about the tournament?

I think the players Party will be only tomorrow, I guess that more reports and pictures will be from tuesday.

This is how the training courts were today (source: Bibiane Schoofs twitter)

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4632/akz2ux8cqaaxgy8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/akz2ux8cqaaxgy8.jpg/)

Elwin.
Jan 30th, 2012, 04:27 PM
Arantxa Rus withdrew today with a jaw inflammation.
She will be replaced by Demi Schuurs (Junior)

Drake1980
Jan 30th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Arantxa Rus withdrew today with a jaw inflammation.
She will be replaced by Demi Schuurs (Junior)

Ouch! Not good for Dutch chances!

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 30th, 2012, 05:11 PM
So many injuries as Fed Cup comes :lol:

tennis forever
Jan 30th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Foursing Donna's facebook page Croatia Fed Cup team arrived in Eilat and in good atmosphere getting ready for their group D matches.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Donna-Vekic/135137986557836#!/pages/Donna-Vekic/135137986557836

Archer16
Jan 30th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Arantxa Rus withdrew today with a jaw inflammation.
She will be replaced by Demi Schuurs (Junior)
Obviously when I said they are gonna win the group it didn't include missing their top player.
Now the Brits will go through and also win the playoff against some Group A mugs (likely Austria).

paul_masterton
Jan 30th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Rus out :o

Could open the door for either Israel or Britain to get through.

I think Kraijeck is more likely to beat Bally at no.1 than Rus was though.

Jorn
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:08 PM
Here we got Mayr on also... :) (Some guys get a good job...) ;)

http://a.yfrog.com/img740/7106/hk5mp.jpg

netimka
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:13 PM
judmoo judy murray
No play so team hits the gym. AK meditating? HW stretching. JM errm....supervising :) #FedCup
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg734/scaled.php?tn=0&server=734&filename=fikma.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

judmoo judy murray
Team GB hotel was built into a rock. Its like living in the Grand Canyon. yfrog.com/obeaqutj
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg875/scaled.php?tn=0&server=875&filename=eaqut.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

bgbgbg
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:29 PM
a couple of photos of the BUL team:
http://gong.bg/view_article.php?article_id=250173
http://gong.bg/view_article.php?article_id=250143
http://gong.bg/view_article.php?article_id=250135
http://gong.bg/view_article.php?article_id=250133

hellas719
Jan 31st, 2012, 12:45 AM
You are right about greece beating bosnia now. At the time I thought Eleni was injured and that Jugic Salkic was playing.

And by the way, it is completely relevant when I said Anett would be top 100 when she was 18. You said that Despina was top 400 and that she was only 18!!!I said that when Anett was only 18!!!! then she would be top 100. The people anett played were nearly top 200. Despina would lose to all of them in straight sets comfortably

Eleni may not play but we still have chances with Papamichail and Sakkari against Tinjic and Husaric :shrug:

You really underestimate Despina. First of all, it is completely irrelevant where Annet will be in 2 years. This Fed Cup is going on this week, not in 2 years. Those players you said were all top 200 are actually not top 200. None of them are. I just felt like pointing that out since you are trying to say those things that are not true. And they would not beat Despina that easily. Despina beat Monica Puig over the Summer. Puig is just outside the top 200 like those girls you mentioned, Despina also beat girls like Coin, Zanevska, and Larriere last year. 2 years ago, Despina played a very tight three setter against Buyukakcay who was top 200 at the time. I think Despina could definitely make it competitive against the likes of Sadikovic, Vogt, and Putintseva :shrug:

And by the way, Despina just lost to Manisha Foster ranked 778 61 75. You dont think Anett would beat her 2 and 2 if anett was playing her best. :facepalm:
You are so stupid. And you said Despina played challengers in france and spain, well she hasnt made it past the second round in 6 months and recently lost first round in a 10k in england

I don't think Annet will beat her 2 and 2. Despina had a bad day, so what? :shrug:

I am the stupid one? No offense but other people in this thread think that about you so I wouldn't talk ;)

Yes, I said Despina has played many challengers in France and Spain, which she has. And where the hell are you getting this information from? She hasn't made it past the second round in 4 months, not 6. Stop making up these lies :lol:. And it was the offseason so she didn't play for over 2 months...And yeah you already said she lost to that Foster girl at that 10K. You don't need to keep repeating yourself :p

And since you are so interested in comparing Despina and Annet, in the past year Despina has won 9 main draw matches in tournaments 25K or above. Annet has not won any MD matches in tournaments 25K or above ;)

And 16 year old Annet is going to be ranked about 650 after Fed Cup. 16 year old Greek Maria Sakkari will be ranked around 700. I'm not saying Maria is anywhere near as good as Annet, but If you say Annet will be top 100 in 2 years then I'll say that Maria will be top 200 in 2 years. Does that change your opinion on the Greek team? It shouldn't because the future is useless right now. In the 2014 Fed Cup thread then you can come and brag about how Annet is in the top 100 :lol:

Greece will now beat Bosnia because they dont have Jugic Salkic and it seems that Daniilidou will play but Anett might be able to scam a set of either Larcher de Brito or Koehler

Now Eleni may not play...She needs to make up her mind :o

And I don't see Annet winning a set of MLDB...

chingching
Jan 31st, 2012, 04:18 AM
Eleni may not play but we still have chances with Papamichail and Sakkari against Tinjic and Husaric :shrug:

You really underestimate Despina. First of all, it is completely irrelevant where Annet will be in 2 years. This Fed Cup is going on this week, not in 2 years. Those players you said were all top 200 are actually not top 200. None of them are. I just felt like pointing that out since you are trying to say those things that are not true. And they would not beat Despina that easily. Despina beat Monica Puig over the Summer. Puig is just outside the top 200 like those girls you mentioned, Despina also beat girls like Coin, Zanevska, and Larriere last year. 2 years ago, Despina played a very tight three setter against Buyukakcay who was top 200 at the time. I think Despina could definitely make it competitive against the likes of Sadikovic, Vogt, and Putintseva :shrug:



I don't think Annet will beat her 2 and 2. Despina had a bad day, so what? :shrug:

I am the stupid one? No offense but other people in this thread think that about you so I wouldn't talk ;)

Yes, I said Despina has played many challengers in France and Spain, which she has. And where the hell are you getting this information from? She hasn't made it past the second round in 4 months, not 6. Stop making up these lies :lol:. And it was the offseason so she didn't play for over 2 months...And yeah you already said she lost to that Foster girl at that 10K. You don't need to keep repeating yourself :p

And since you are so interested in comparing Despina and Annet, in the past year Despina has won 9 main draw matches in tournaments 25K or above. Annet has not won any MD matches in tournaments 25K or above ;)

And 16 year old Annet is going to be ranked about 650 after Fed Cup. 16 year old Greek Maria Sakkari will be ranked around 700. I'm not saying Maria is anywhere near as good as Annet, but If you say Annet will be top 100 in 2 years then I'll say that Maria will be top 200 in 2 years. Does that change your opinion on the Greek team? It shouldn't because the future is useless right now. In the 2014 Fed Cup thread then you can come and brag about how Annet is in the top 100 :lol:



Now Eleni may not play...She needs to make up her mind :o

And I don't see Annet winning a set of MLDB...

You make me laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :haha:
The reason I said anett was going to be top 100 when she was 18 was because you were boasting about how good despina was for her age. You were like, she is sooooo good cause shes top 400 and shes only18. Greece will beat Bosnia, even without eleni, if mervana doesnt play.

By the way, im sorry i dont know this but what was the rank of the girls despina played at 25ks. And how many tournaments did Despina play?????? Anett played 3 25ks and against top players. You are not stupid in your predictions of results, you just dont read properly what i am saying. And by the way, it isnt necassarily the ranking of the players that counts, its the form. Sadikovic (50k winner), Vogt (career high), Putintseva (eddie herr winner and made the final of orangebowl). And Amra Sadikovic beat Cagla Buyukakcay staright sets the match after she beat anett.

And the foster girl is an important issue as in terms of current form, anett is in the better form

chingching
Jan 31st, 2012, 04:20 AM
Obviously when I said they are gonna win the group it didn't include missing their top player.
Now the Brits will go through and also win the playoff against some Group A mugs (likely Austria).

Why Demi. She cant play singles and Richel would be better

chingching
Jan 31st, 2012, 04:22 AM
Catalina Cristea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cătălina_Cristea) is an ex-tennis player, now she works for the FRT (Romanian tenis federation) as a federal coach

Well if she was ranked 59, then why isnt she on the Itf womens circuit player search?
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/index.asp

Papillon.
Jan 31st, 2012, 04:34 AM
Why Demi. She cant play singles and Richel would be better

Hogenkamp is playing a $25k in Burnie.

Also, Catalina Cristea (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20001681).

itzhak
Jan 31st, 2012, 05:49 AM
Rus is OUT for Netherlands

http://www.nusport.nl/tennis/2728242/-rus-niet-in-fed-cup.html

chingching
Jan 31st, 2012, 05:58 AM
Hogenkamp is playing a $25k in Burnie.

Also, Catalina Cristea (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20001681).

Ohhhhhhh...... I am so stupid. I thought it was Cirstea :lol:

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 31st, 2012, 12:06 PM
STREAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday: Estonia vs Bulgaria, Israel vs Netherlands
Thursday: Poland vs Croatia, Israel vs Portugal
Friday: UNKNOWN
Saturday: PLAY-OFF MATCHES (Winner of Poll A vs Winner of Poll C, Winner of Poll B vs Winner of Poll D)

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 31st, 2012, 12:10 PM
Why Demi. She cant play singles and Richel would be better

Richel just lost to Zaniewska 0:6 1:6 :lol:

paul_masterton
Jan 31st, 2012, 12:30 PM
Some of the stuff from Judy Murray on twitter is really funny. I think she's a great addition

@judmoo

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 31st, 2012, 12:56 PM
Is there any website where we can watch SPORT5 for free?

Jorn
Jan 31st, 2012, 02:17 PM
Some of the stuff from Judy Murray on twitter is really funny. I think she's a great addition

@judmoo
Here we can follow many players on Twitter.

http://www.womenstennisblog.com/


But what did they all get at the Hotel? ;)

Andiyan
Jan 31st, 2012, 03:18 PM
Ohhhhhhh...... I am so stupid.

I agree.

Tennisfan06
Jan 31st, 2012, 03:22 PM
STREAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday: Estonia vs Bulgaria, Israel vs Netherlands
Thursday: Poland vs Croatia, Israel vs Portugal
Friday: UNKNOWN
Saturday: PLAY-OFF MATCHES (Winner of Poll A vs Winner of Poll C, Winner of Poll B vs Winner of Poll D)

Estonia :bounce:
What time the play starts?

Andiyan
Jan 31st, 2012, 03:25 PM
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg808/scaled.php?tn=0&server=808&filename=si5l.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Yummy

Meelis
Jan 31st, 2012, 03:32 PM
Estonia :bounce:
What time the play starts?

10:00

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 31st, 2012, 03:35 PM
I agree.

:yeah:

kr1s71an
Jan 31st, 2012, 03:50 PM
STREAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday: Estonia vs Bulgaria, Israel vs Netherlands
Thursday: Poland vs Croatia, Israel vs Portugal
Friday: UNKNOWN
Saturday: PLAY-OFF MATCHES (Winner of Poll A vs Winner of Poll C, Winner of Poll B vs Winner of Poll D)
Any link for the stream? Or it will appear tomorrow when play starts?

jimbo mack
Jan 31st, 2012, 08:34 PM
Order Of Play available yet?

Cinek
Jan 31st, 2012, 08:37 PM
Wed, 1/2/2012
09:00
Estonia-Bulgaria, Poland-Luxembourg, Romania-Croatia

15:00
Israel-Netherlands, Great Britain-Portugal, Hungary-Greece, Sweden-Bosnia

Thur, 2/2/2012
09:00
Estonia-Austria, Poland-Croatia, Romania-Luxembourg

15:00
Israel-Portugal, Great Britain-Netherlands, Sweden-Hungary, Greece-Bosnia

fri, 3/2/2012
09:00
Austria-Bulgaria, Poland-Romania, Croatia-Luxembourg

15:00
Israel-Great Britain, Netherlands-Portugal, Sweden-Greece, Bosnia-Hungary

sat, 4/2/2012
Play-off

18majors
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:22 PM
Hope Laura have a coming out party!

Hakapeszi
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:32 PM
Wed, 1/2/2012
09:00
Estonia-Bulgaria, Poland-Luxembourg, Romania-Croatia

15:00
Israel-Netherlands, Great Britain-Portugal, Hungary-Greece, Sweden-Bosnia


Jani vs Sakkari
Babos vs Papamichail


The Hungarian team
http://www.mtsztenisz.hu/_Images/000007558_fenykep222.jpg.jpg_orig.jpg

Cinek
Jan 31st, 2012, 11:06 PM
Any photos of polish team ;)?

hellas719
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:53 AM
You make me laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :haha:
The reason I said anett was going to be top 100 when she was 18 was because you were boasting about how good despina was for her age. You were like, she is sooooo good cause shes top 400 and shes only18. Greece will beat Bosnia, even without eleni, if mervana doesnt play.

By the way, im sorry i dont know this but what was the rank of the girls despina played at 25ks. And how many tournaments did Despina play?????? Anett played 3 25ks and against top players. You are not stupid in your predictions of results, you just dont read properly what i am saying. And by the way, it isnt necassarily the ranking of the players that counts, its the form. Sadikovic (50k winner), Vogt (career high), Putintseva (eddie herr winner and made the final of orangebowl). And Amra Sadikovic beat Cagla Buyukakcay staright sets the match after she beat anett.

And the foster girl is an important issue as in terms of current form, anett is in the better form

Not even going to bother. No need to reiterate myself over and over again ;)

Jani vs Sakkari
Babos vs Papamichail


The Hungarian team
http://www.mtsztenisz.hu/_Images/000007558_fenykep222.jpg.jpg_orig.jpg

So Eleni didn't show up after all :facepalm:
I love her, but she knew we needed her and I don't understand why she was put on the team if she wasn't going to play. Also pretty dumb of her to say in her blog the other day that she is 100% healthy now. She should've just said that she needs a few days to recover or something. Really no excuse to not show up to Fed Cup. Georgatou and Gerasimou were big losses for the team, but Eleni is a HUGE loss. If we get relegated, its her fault.

Good experience for Sakkari and Papamichail to get to play top 100 girls against Sweden and top 200 girls against Hungary. We just need one win against either Bosnia or Luxembourg (assuming they lose their group)

come on lena
Feb 1st, 2012, 04:13 AM
lena:o:o I do not think that maria and despoina can do it!but COME ON GIRLS,GIVE YOUR BEST!

hellas719
Feb 1st, 2012, 04:17 AM
^Sakkari and Stefanou dont know how to play doubles :o

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 06:12 AM
Will they start play at 9am CET? and where can we find scores/results? (I can see the dutch team are on Twitter...)


Wed, 1/2/2012
09:00
Estonia-Bulgaria, Poland-Luxembourg, Romania-Croatia

paul_masterton
Feb 1st, 2012, 06:58 AM
Team GB looked amazing at the party last night :drool:

kr1s71an
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:12 AM
Any links for livestream of Bulgaria-Estonia? Or at least livescore??

thadeuss
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:13 AM
Or at least livescore??


http://www.ita.one.co.il/

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:19 AM
livescores :hearts:

come on lena
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:24 AM
thanks! ^^^^

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:31 AM
Thanks! :)


Ula-Schaul 2-2... Go Poland! :)

itzhak
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:36 AM
Channel 5 in Israel is showing Romania-Croatia, however it still not in their site, only on TV.

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:43 AM
Ula-Schaul 5-2... Go Poland! :)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:44 AM
Itzhak, so the Centre Court is COURT 5 according to livescores on Israeli federation website?

Hakapeszi
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:53 AM
Eilat Official Dinner

Croatia

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/5446/40425526141086393054713.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/40425526141086393054713.jpg/)

Netherlands

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/63/akgslteceaawcim.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/akgslteceaawcim.jpg/)

Great Britain

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7928/grbr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/grbr.jpg/)

Bulgaria

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4553/photoverybig250455.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/photoverybig250455.jpg/)

Poland

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/1205/poland1n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/poland1n.jpg/)

Romania

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5636/rumania.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/rumania.jpg/)


""

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:54 AM
Ula 6:2 1:0 ;)

itzhak
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:55 AM
I don't know about the number of court, they are playing in the center court. it's sunny unlike most of regions of Israel today (it's raining day in all other regions...).

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:58 AM
^^
http://www.ita.one.co.il/
I mean this ;)

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:01 AM
Simona looks like the first winner...

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:04 AM
Simona Halep d. Ani Mijacika 6/2 6/2
now Martić vs Begu

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:16 AM
Kostova d. Ruutel 6/2 6/1 ;)
now Pironkova vs Kontaveit

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:20 AM
With the Estonian team and other weak teams its :o DEN plays Zone II :o

Why not add a team so there were 16 teams playing...

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:22 AM
I agree. There should be 16 teams. :)
Ula d. Schaul 6/2 6/2

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:23 AM
By the way, I think they should do the same format in Fed Cup Zones I like in Davis (matches at home countries, not group tournament). Group tournaments should be in Zone II.

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:26 AM
Now Agnieszka vs Kremer. It's gonna hurt. :sobbing:

Sabinator.
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:29 AM
Go Aga ;) Trash her :drool:

paul_masterton
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:38 AM
LTA will be providing updates from the GB matches to supplement the livescoring

Meelis
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:40 AM
With the Estonian team and other weak teams its :o DEN plays Zone II :oWhy not add a team so there were 16 teams playing...

Then there would be increased risk that next year there would be 17 or even 18 teams in zone I.

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:41 AM
You mean, Judy will write tweets during the matches? :lol:

chingching
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:48 AM
Any livestream or not. People say matches are livestreamed but I cant find one

muusa
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:04 AM
http://matchscorer.com/Live/fedcup.htm

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:06 AM
GB likely have a man posting the scores on Twitter :) @BritishTennis

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:40 AM
Pironkova d. Kontaveit 6:3 6:0 or 6:3 6:1. ;)

Meelis
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:41 AM
63 61

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:44 AM
2 POLAND - RADWANSKA, Agnieszka 6 6

0 LUXEMBOURG - KREMER, Anne 1 1

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:45 AM
Martić vs Begu 6:4 1:4 :unsure:

chingching
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:45 AM
Pironkova d. Kontaveit 6:3 6:0 or 6:3 6:1. ;)

:sad:

paul_masterton
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:46 AM
Team GB Q&A here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfC1Ck-wHec

chingching
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:48 AM
Anett was really close to getting into this match. Even though 3 and 1 seems convincing, anyone watching the scoreboard would have seen very many 30-30 points (anett got to 30 in every ame of the last set except 1 and had many leads in the games). She is just inexperienced and played a girl who has had a lot of fed cup experience. Anett in the first set broke Pironkova to et to 3-3 before she lost the plot losing 8 games in a row. But still a good experience that will do nothing but good. But Margit, she should jut retire or just play doubles like Abi Spears did with her back injury. Look where the yanks girls are now

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:54 AM
Martić vs Begu 6:4 1:6 0:0 :o

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:11 AM
Martić vs Begu 6:4 1:6 1:3

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:12 AM
Doubles will start now

Linette/Rosolska vs Cornelius/Correia :lol:
Paalma/Vorobjova :lol: vs Pironkova/Evtimova

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:18 AM
Martić vs Begu 6:4 1:6 3:3

chingching
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:23 AM
4-3 Martic in the 3rd

chingching
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:24 AM
Vorobjova/Paalma. :facepalm:
The Estonians clearly arent going down in style!!!!!!!

Andiyan
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:27 AM
Get it together Irina :help:

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:32 AM
Bul 1 - 1 Cro :)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:33 AM
Martić d. Begu 6:4 1:6 6:3 :worship:

gumoll
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:50 AM
Begu :lol:

had BP for 4-1 in third :lol:

chingching
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:53 AM
6-0 Bulgaria. Closer than I expected. The Estonians had broke point a few times and every game except 1 went to deuce. i just dont want them to get double bagelled on their debut

Battiv
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:54 AM
Bul 1 - 1 Cro :)

6-0 Bulgaria. Closer than I expected. The Estonians had broke point a few times and every game except 1 went to deuce. i just dont want them to get double bagelled on their debut

????????????????

gumoll
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:57 AM
Romania vs Croatia 1-1
doubles to start

Estonia vs Bulgaria 0-2

doubles:
BUL vs EST 6-0 *2-0

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:58 AM
sorry its ROU - CRO 1-1...

chingching
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:59 AM
????????????????

Whats confusing?

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:01 AM
Begu/Halep vs Martić/Mijacika to decide

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:07 AM
GB's Bally will play but who else? Anne, Laura or Watson?

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:09 AM
EST 0-6, 0-3... :o

Where's Kaia when they need her... ;)

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:13 AM
Poland won 61 61, 3-0 in total :)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:13 AM
Kaia said she's playing Paris and Fed Cup in Eilat doesn't suit her schedule. "I want to give chance to the younger players to play Fed Cup" she said.

tennis forever
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:19 AM
Congrats to Croatia Fed Cup team and I keep fingers crossed for doubles !!

Battiv
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:21 AM
Whats confusing?

Jorn has corrected

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:22 AM
BUL 3 - 0 EST :o :(

Noctis
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:46 AM
If they can't win without Kaia,what are they hopes anyways

Amukinado
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:47 AM
What time do the afternoon matches start?

Meelis
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:48 AM
What time do the afternoon matches start?

16:00 (just over a hour from now)

Amukinado
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:51 AM
16:00 (just over a hour from now)

Thanks :)

Tennisfan06
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:03 PM
In 2009 we beat Bulgaria 3-0, then we had Kaia and Maret playing. Good times :sobbing:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:06 PM
Romania-Croatia 6:6

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:12 PM
Romania-Croatia 7:6(2) :rolleyes:

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:23 PM
Next matches on sb, Anne K. for GB

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:26 PM
But will they start before 4pm...

gumoll
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:28 PM
30 min left till 4 pm there ;)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:32 PM
Line up for afternoon matches:

BOSNIA&HERZEGOVINA vs SWEDEN
Jelena Stanivuk vs Sofia Arvidsson
Jasmina Tinjic vs Johanna Larsson

GREAT BRITAIN vs PORTUGAL
Anne Keothavong vs Maria-Joao Koehler
Elena Baltacha vs Michelle Larcher de Brito

HUNGARY vs GREECE
Reka-Luca Jani vs Maria Sakkari
Timea Babos vs Despina Papamichail

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:35 PM
and Misa vs Peer :)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:51 PM
Romania-Croatia 7:6(2) *5:4

Andiyan
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:54 PM
Stanivuk for BIH? :scratch:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:55 PM
Yeah :lol: I though that Husarić will play on the 2nd racket and Jasmina Tinjić on the 1st.

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:55 PM
Croats just saved three MPs in row :inlove:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:56 PM
7:6(2) 5:5 what a drama! :hearts:

Elwin.
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:57 PM
Schoofs vs. Glushko first up

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:57 PM
the doubles must end first though ;)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:01 PM
Stanivuk hasn't played tennis for 5 years and now she's been selected. Funny, isn't it? :p

Andiyan
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:02 PM
Romania choking :help:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:03 PM
^^ Typical Begu. ;) I saw her live vs Wienerova in Warsaw and I haven't seen anybody choking so hard. :lol: but credit to Croats as well ;)

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:04 PM
6-5 30-30* Come on Croatia! :)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:05 PM
SP Croatia :hearts:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:05 PM
squandered :o

gumoll
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:06 PM
c'mon Romania!

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:06 PM
sp...

Meelis
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:08 PM
Stanivuk hasn't played tennis for 5 years and now she's been selected. Funny, isn't it? :p

She did play college tennis in the States.

Anyway, it´s not like Husaric playing, would make a big difference.

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:13 PM
Maria 2-0 :eek: who's this Greek player? ;)

come on lena
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:15 PM
She is Kanelopoulou's daughter!Kanelopoulou was the best greek tennis player until Eleni!

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:16 PM
SP for Croatia again! :D

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:16 PM
squandered again! :o

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:18 PM
Begu/Halep d. Martić/Mijacika 7:6(2) 7:6(6) :o
ROMANIA d. CROATIA 2-1

Jorn
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:19 PM
Cro :sad:

come on lena
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:20 PM
maria 3-0!Good start maria!Hope she can hold it :scared:

Andiyan
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:20 PM
Yay!! So happy they didn't choke it away :worship:

paul_masterton
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:29 PM
Anne letting MJK back into this set :nervous:

itzhak
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:32 PM
The end of the doubles match of Croatia-Romania was entertaining with some dramatic points, long rallies and some horrible chokes as well. good stuff...

It's getting colder now in Eilat as the night is coming, perhaps even some rain, it's gonna be freezing in the later hours...

Elwin.
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:35 PM
The end of the doubles match of Croatia-Romania was entertaining with some dramatic points, long rallies and some horrible chokes as well. good stuff...

It's getting colder now in Eilat as the night is coming, perhaps even some rain, it's gonna be freezing in the later hours...

is there a livestream on the Sport5 website? :hysteric:

KeysisGOAT
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:37 PM
Keothavong breaks serve and is serving for the first set.

Archer16
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:49 PM
Schoofs is steamrolling Glushko from the gate: it's 3-0 with a double-break in about 5 minutes, I think Julia won a single point, and the manner of the points is even more alarming than the scoreline. :help:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:52 PM
Arvidsson d. Stanivuk 6/1 6/0 :lol:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:53 PM
It's getting colder now in Eilat as the night is coming, perhaps even some rain, it's gonna be freezing in the later hours...

I hope they can finish it before the rain comes. How about the rest of the week? Any rain?

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 01:54 PM
2nd match: Larsson vs Husarić

even no Tinjić in the team :facepalm: this team is gonna get relegated big time. Even Denmark would beat them.

xjx
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:03 PM
Live stream of Israel- The Netherlands is on this website:
http://www.sport5.co.il/HTML/articles/Article.411.115158.html

Andiyan
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:03 PM
Poor Bosnia, if Jasmina can't play at all :hug:

Andiyan
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:04 PM
Live stream of Israel- The Netherlands is on this website:
http://www.sport5.co.il/HTML/articles/Article.411.115158.html

Thanks :bowdown:

Elwin.
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:06 PM
Dutch captain Bollegraf still not in Eilat it seems :shrug:
Bertens is coaching Schoofs :lol:

xjx
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:07 PM
Bollegraf is in Eilat but is ill

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:21 PM
Keothavong d. Koehler 6:3 6:4 ;)
Jani leads Sakkari 6:4 4:2
Schoofs leads Glushko 6:3

Archer16
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:22 PM
Schoofs avoids a monumental choke and takes the opening set 6-3 on her sixth SP (led 4-0 with the loss of just one point, one at 5-1*, four at *5-2, Julia had a point for 4-5 which was the best of the match so far).

Archer16
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:30 PM
Eilat Official Dinner

Croatia

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/5446/40425526141086393054713.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/40425526141086393054713.jpg/)

Bulgaria

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4553/photoverybig250455.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/photoverybig250455.jpg/)

Who are the Croatians? I think I only recognize Martic (who can look very different from one photo to another).
Evtimova looks great :hearts:

Andiyan
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:45 PM
Who are the Croatians? I think I only recognize Martic (who can look very different from one photo to another).
Evtimova looks great :hearts:

Majoli (coach)-Mijacika-Martic-Vekic

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM
Jani d. Sakkari 6:4 7:5

Ivanovic_fan
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:49 PM
Easy one for Bulgaria :cool:

Archer16
Feb 1st, 2012, 02:57 PM
5th break of serve in the second set: Schoofs broke for 2-0, Julia broke back, got broken from 40-0, broke twice in a row, now holds for 5-3 :bounce:
Majoli (coach)-Mijacika-Martic-Vekic
Thanks. Didn't recognize Majoli at all :eek:
She looks nice in this pic. Vekic is pretty.

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:08 PM
Schuurs reminds me of Flipkens :lol:
Khazaniuk is very pretty. ;)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:12 PM
Larsson d. Husarić
Schoofs d. Glushko 6:3 7:5

Archer16
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:12 PM
After winning 4 straight games, Glushko loses the next 4 and the match 3-6 5-7 :(
Broken from 30-0 in the last one.

Battiv
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:20 PM
What's the surface of Eilat?

Sabinator.
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:24 PM
What's the surface of Eilat?

Hard outdoor