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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 22nd, 2002, 02:28 PM
Come on girls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
got Croatia away in April

good luck girls, expecting nothing else but a WIN :)

Go Alyona :kiss: :kiss:
Nastya :kiss: :kiss:
Lena B :kiss: :kiss:
Nadya :kiss: :kiss:

Time to shine girls :)
2003 is your turn :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

kodeRED
Dec 22nd, 2002, 09:21 PM
i agree!!!!! they r gonna ride the amazing play of the elena's to victory!!!!!!!
Allez Dementieva

bubble
Dec 23rd, 2002, 06:19 AM
Go Russia! Go girls!

:bounce:

LeonHart
Jan 5th, 2003, 09:21 AM
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
GL RUSSIA

Gowza
Jan 7th, 2003, 12:37 AM
nice solid team with good back up:

myskina
dementieva
panova
bovina
likohvtseva
zvonareva
kuznetsova
safina
krasnoroutskaya
petrova
sharapova
rodionova (she can play great tennis on the right day).

fresh2flash
Jan 28th, 2003, 05:10 PM
Is there a good weather in Croatia by that time? Consider going there ;)

fresh2flash
Jan 28th, 2003, 05:13 PM
BTW, Go Russia! http://fool.exler.ru/sm/sumo.gif

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 26th, 2003, 04:48 PM
the match is at home now
it was away when it came out but it takes place indoors in Moscow

good luck girls :)
stil no team news

GBFH
Mar 29th, 2003, 03:06 AM
Fed Cup Team

Bovina
Dementieva
Myskina
Panova

GO RUSSIA!!!!

King Aaron
Mar 29th, 2003, 02:29 PM
Good luck girls!!! :)
I guess Lena B and Nastya will play singles.

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 5th, 2003, 08:47 AM
GO RUSSIA! :bounce:

Who will they select in doubles?
I'm surprised that Likhovtseva was not selelcted :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 16th, 2003, 02:53 PM
I'm sure Bovina will play doubles for sure
along with Dementieva i think (depends on how it goes)

but doubles should be meaningless by then
it better be all over (it should)

AKTW
Apr 19th, 2003, 07:44 AM
Go Russia! :D :bounce:
Alyona playing doubles?I hope not.She should concentrate in singles!Lena B playing doubles is good but I don't think Alyona should play as well.
Good luck all girls!

Jakub
Apr 19th, 2003, 04:58 PM
Good Luck Russia :D :)

shap_half
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:46 PM
Yay!!! Russia!!!

CJ07
Apr 21st, 2003, 10:42 PM
Good Luck Russia!

You would think Elena D. and Anastasia would play singles
Bovina and Elena D. Doubles
but Croatia doesnt have a real strong team right? 5-0 Sweep!

Dava
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:01 PM
Good luck to all Russians!!!

GET BACK TO THE TITLE!!!

vaiva
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:10 PM
Good luck to team Russia!!

I hope this time they won't underestimate their opposition and be prepared for whatever might happen. Expecting nothing but a sweet victory :)

DEETHELICK
Apr 22nd, 2003, 12:04 AM
I hope Elena won't have to play UNLESS she really has to.

She has been playing for many consecutive weeks, I just want her to rest a bit before the FO.

CJ07
Apr 22nd, 2003, 12:18 AM
can anyone check my sig?
its supposed to say good luck to all the russians
i know those translators cant be trusted ;)

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 22nd, 2003, 06:46 AM
Bovina shouldn't play singles cos she's really out of form.

IMO:

Singles: Dementieva/Myskina
Doubles: Likhovtseva/Kuznetsova
Substitute: Zvonareva

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 06:42 PM
end of Day 1
Russia 2-0 up :bounce: :D :D

Anastasia Myskina d. Karolina Sprem 6-1 3-6 6-0 :D :D
Elena Dementieva d. Iva Majoli 6-1 6-4 :D :D

go girls and complete the job tomorrow :)

Hurley
Apr 26th, 2003, 06:49 PM
Who's next for Russia? :p

This is the year for RUSSIA :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 06:58 PM
Slovenia at a venue to be decided
hope we're home again (indoors most probably)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:34 AM
Nastya d. Majoli 6-2 7-5 :bounce: :D

to make it 3-0 :D :)

well done Nastya :)

maya
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:41 AM
Congratulations to the Russians!

Slovenia at a venue to be decided
hope we're home again (indoors most probably)

Are you sure it is not decided yet? All the Slovenian media are reporting they will play here. Common, come here! It's nice and the courts are at the sea resort - players can go to the beach after the matches ;).

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:50 AM
the only time we played Slovenia was in 1996
and that was in Spain.

Venue's aren't decided if they've never played in others countries before.
it should be decided by a toss of a coin.

AKTW
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Well done Alyona and Nastya! :D :D :D :D :D :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:01 PM
yep we are away to Slovenia :(

good luck girls :)
should be on clay.

maya
Apr 27th, 2003, 05:33 PM
yep we are away to Slovenia :(

good luck girls :)
should be on clay.

If it's Slovenia then it's clay for sure. I don't think they can build a new stadium in 2 months time (and all existing are clay)!

Nina_rus
Apr 27th, 2003, 06:09 PM
Go Russia in the next tie :D

my small report on this one in the Russia-Croatia thread

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 10th, 2003, 08:51 PM
good luck girls next weekend in Slovenija :)

go Nastya, Vera, Alyona and Lena B :)

KV
Jul 10th, 2003, 09:00 PM
The Russian girls need to be on form. Slovenia have good players. But I'd give the edge on Russia.

censu
Jul 14th, 2003, 01:53 PM
The Russian girls need to be on form. Slovenia have good players. But I'd give the edge on Russia.

They will win 3-0 against Slovenia.

tenn_ace
Jul 14th, 2003, 05:11 PM
They will win 3-0 against Slovenia.

it should on paper, but in reality Myskina and Zvonareva are still in the States playing WTT on hard whereas all Slovenian girls are playing/practicing on clay... Besides, they have a very good doubles team (although it's the last match of the tie)

TartarVicario
Jul 14th, 2003, 09:27 PM
Go Russia :yeah:

Eggy , where is Sveta :sad: :sad:

ys
Jul 14th, 2003, 09:39 PM
It does not look as obvious as it used to. Zvonareva and Myskina will have to deal with jetlag and surface change, Dementieva is injured and Bovina is out of sorts. I think that Slovenians have a chance.

kodeRED
Jul 15th, 2003, 03:48 AM
what do u mean dementieva is injured
!

Jordan.
Jul 15th, 2003, 08:51 AM
Go Russia.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 15th, 2003, 01:43 PM
what do u mean dementieva is injured
!

She has another foot injury :sad:
but should get some practice with the team today or tomorrow

fresh2flash
Jul 15th, 2003, 03:16 PM
RTR say she injured her finger, not foot.

BTW - the marvelous pic of Alyona. :)
http://www.rtr-sport.ru/pics/b_23790.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 15th, 2003, 04:01 PM
ys posted yesterday about her foot i'm sure
but if its her finger (thats slightly better news)
as long as its not too serious

ys
Jul 15th, 2003, 04:06 PM
Here is the link saying that she has a foot injury:

http://www.sovsport.ru/gazeta/default.asp?p=3&date=2003/7/15&id=118999

ys
Jul 15th, 2003, 06:28 PM
Now, according to new reports, she seems to have both injuries, so they talk about her replacement with Dinara as about done deal..

http://www.gazeta.ru/sport/2003/07/a_42017.shtml

fresh2flash
Jul 15th, 2003, 06:43 PM
I would rely better on reports from Olga Alekseeva from Sovsport and Daniil Salnikov from rtr-sport - cause they are both there. And gazeta.ru do not have a correspondent in Slovenia. So we just can guess where they take the information. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 18th, 2003, 01:00 PM
19.07
Анастасия Мыскина - Майя Матевжич
Елена Дементьева - Катарина Среботник

20.07*
Анастасия Мыскина - Катарина Среботник
Елена Дементьева - Майя Матевжич
Звонарева / Бовина - Кризан / Писник

good luck girls :)
Nastya needs to get us off to a good start :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 20th, 2003, 10:38 AM
finish the job of girls :):)

Day 1

Slovenia 0 2 Russia
R1 - MYSKINA (RUS) def. MATEVZIC (SLO)
6-4 6-1 :woohoo:
R2 - DEMENTIEVA (RUS) def. SREBOTNIK (SLO)
6-1 6-3 :woohoo:


Russia in Charge in Portoroz
Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva gave Russia a commanding 2-0 lead over Slovenia after the first day of their Fed Cup World Group Quarterfinal in Portoroz.

It was extremely hot opening day in the Slovenian costal resort with temperatures reaching 34 degrees Celsius in the shade. But the away team bore the heat much better than the hosts.

The Slovenian and Russian players are already good acquaintances from their junior days. “We were always beating them,” said Slovenian captain Mima Jausovec, who oversaw Katarina Srebotnik, Tina Pisnik and Maja Matevzic to several junior successes. But if the Slovenians were the better juniors, the Russians are clearly taking over in the professional years. They certainly proved their dominance in front of the Slovenian crowd on the opening day.

In the first rubber Russia’s top player Anastasia Myskina beat Slovenian second string Maja Matevzic 64 61 to give Russia the early advantage.

It was a very nervous beginning from both players, producing four breaks of serve in the first six games with Matevzic accumulating a 3-1 lead. But Myskina staged a successful recovery, producing two breaks of serve to take the first set by 64. The Russian was then dominant in the second set which she won 61.

“It was really hot out there on the court. And at the beginning I was really very nervous. But after a couple of breaks I took some deep breaths and I started to play better. I am really happy with the good start,” Myskina said straight after the match.

Matevzic was philosophical about the loss. “I am disappointed because I didn’t manage to play my own game. But that is always a tough task against a player like Anastasia. At the beginning she didn’t play well, but after she raised her level,” she said.

Everybody was expecting a braver performance by Slovenia’s highest-ranked player Katarina Srebotnik, but the second rubber was even more one-sided. Elena Dementieva dictated the pace from the very beginning of the match, winning easily 62 63. The Russian took her second match point on an over-rule from the chair umpire.

Dementieva said: “I am very pleased with my performance. I was expecting a tough match because we have known each other for a long time and at the tournaments we are even practicing together occasionally. I know it could be tough to play in front of the home crowd and I think Katarina was a bit nervous because of that. Of course we are very happy with the way the first day went.”

Srebotnik was far from her best and she won just two games on her serve, saying: “It just wasn’t my day. My serve let me down. But I also have to give all the credit to Elena, who outplayed me this time.”

Mima Jausovec assessed the first day. “It seems we were just wishing to much. Maja had some chances in the first set against Myskina. In the second rubber Dementieva played some awesome tennis. She was just phenomenal, looking like the tempted bomb on the court. We have to calm down and analyse the first day. After that we will discuss possible changes.”

But hope is always the last to die and Sunday is another day. The first match of the deciding day will be the clash of the number one players. Katarina Srebotnik is hoping for a turnaround, while Anastasia Myskina is looking for the deciding third point. Maja Matevzic will then play against Elena Dementieva. The doubles match between Tina Krizan/Srebotnik and Elena Bovina/Vera Zvonareva is scheduled as the third match of the day.

censu
Jul 21st, 2003, 08:10 AM
Russians Sweep Slovenia Aside

Elena Bovina, a late replacement in singles for Anastasia Myskina, became the Russian hero in Portoroz when she delivered the third and deciding point for her country by beating Slovenia’s top player Katarina Srebotnik 76(4) 62.

Shortly before the start of the Sunday’s opening singles match Russian captain Shamil Tarpischev made the surprising team change. The first meeting between these two players was also the first real battle in this tie after the two one-sided encounters on the first day. There was one break of serve on each side in the early phase of the first set. After that, both players held their service games with Srebotnik missing a huge opportunity in the eleventh game when Bovina saved three break points. The opening set was decided in the tie break which went to Russian 7-4.

The 20-year old from Moscow maintained her rhythm in the second set, winning it 62 and ensuring Russia’s place in the semifinals. “I am very pleased with this win. We wanted to finish the match as soon as possible. But we don’t forget that Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva had two tough matches on Saturday and this success is our team effort,” said Bovina, embracing Russia’s ‘good luck charms’ - Filip and Aliya, the son and the niece of Russian captain Tarpischev.

“The first set could have gone either way. I didn’t take my chances and in the second set Elena remained very strong. She deserved to win and I have to congratulate her and wish the Russian team good luck in the semifinals,” said Srebotnik.

Slovenian captain Mima Jausovec, who is celebrating her 47th birthday today, gave all the credit to Russina team: “We were surprised by the Russian change. When we saw Bovina in the team we thought that it could be our chance to win our first point, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. The first set was decisive. Katarina had some chances, which she didn’t take. But in general we have to congratulate Russian team. They were better opponent and they deserved to win.”

In the first dead rubber Russian captain Tarpischev handed Vera Zvonareva her Fed Cup debut, replacing Elena Dementieva. Zvonareva did not disappoint, winning easily 61 62 in 1 hour 11 minutes against Maja Matevzic, to extend Russia's lead to 4-0.

That became 5-0 when a doubles pairing of Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Myskina, who were originally due to play singles today, defeated Tina Krizan and Katarina Srebotnik 62 63 in 1 hour and 6 minutes. The Russian team won all five matches without losing a single set.

Russia, the four-times Fed Cup finalist, is among the four best teams this year. That is quite a difference from last year when Russia lost in the opening round against Germany and than saved their World Group status in the play-off against China. Russia will now face France in the Fed Cup Semifinals, and the nations have met five times before in Fed Cup, with the Russians holding a 3-2 lead. The Semifinals and Final are due to be played at one venue over one week, in the week commencing 17 November. The four semifinal teams, Russia, France, Belgium and USA or Italy, will have the opportunity to bid to stage the event.

“Last year’s defeat was a good lesson for us and we definitely don’t want it to happen again. It would be great if the final tournament could be held in Moscow. That would be huge for Russian tennis and our fans. I am sure that our captain will do everything to make it happen,” Bovina said.

“I wouldn’t like to predict anything how it is going to be against France. It depends on where we are going to play. I was already in contact with Mr. Youriy Lushkow, the mayor of Moscow, who promised me all the support for our bid for the tournament of the four best teams,” said Shamil Tarpishev.

rikvanlooy
Jul 22nd, 2003, 01:53 PM
Russians Sweep Slovenia Aside

Elena Bovina, a late replacement in singles for Anastasia Myskina, became the Russian hero in Portoroz when she delivered the third and deciding point for her country by beating Slovenia’s top player Katarina Srebotnik 76(4) 62.

Shortly before the start of the Sunday’s opening singles match Russian captain Shamil Tarpischev made the surprising team change. The first meeting between these two players was also the first real battle in this tie after the two one-sided encounters on the first day. There was one break of serve on each side in the early phase of the first set. After that, both players held their service games with Srebotnik missing a huge opportunity in the eleventh game when Bovina saved three break points. The opening set was decided in the tie break which went to Russian 7-4.

The 20-year old from Moscow maintained her rhythm in the second set, winning it 62 and ensuring Russia’s place in the semifinals. “I am very pleased with this win. We wanted to finish the match as soon as possible. But we don’t forget that Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva had two tough matches on Saturday and this success is our team effort,” said Bovina, embracing Russia’s ‘good luck charms’ - Filip and Aliya, the son and the niece of Russian captain Tarpischev.

“The first set could have gone either way. I didn’t take my chances and in the second set Elena remained very strong. She deserved to win and I have to congratulate her and wish the Russian team good luck in the semifinals,” said Srebotnik.

Slovenian captain Mima Jausovec, who is celebrating her 47th birthday today, gave all the credit to Russina team: “We were surprised by the Russian change. When we saw Bovina in the team we thought that it could be our chance to win our first point, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. The first set was decisive. Katarina had some chances, which she didn’t take. But in general we have to congratulate Russian team. They were better opponent and they deserved to win.”

In the first dead rubber Russian captain Tarpischev handed Vera Zvonareva her Fed Cup debut, replacing Elena Dementieva. Zvonareva did not disappoint, winning easily 61 62 in 1 hour 11 minutes against Maja Matevzic, to extend Russia's lead to 4-0.

That became 5-0 when a doubles pairing of Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Myskina, who were originally due to play singles today, defeated Tina Krizan and Katarina Srebotnik 62 63 in 1 hour and 6 minutes. The Russian team won all five matches without losing a single set.

Russia, the four-times Fed Cup finalist, is among the four best teams this year. That is quite a difference from last year when Russia lost in the opening round against Germany and than saved their World Group status in the play-off against China. Russia will now face France in the Fed Cup Semifinals, and the nations have met five times before in Fed Cup, with the Russians holding a 3-2 lead. The Semifinals and Final are due to be played at one venue over one week, in the week commencing 17 November. The four semifinal teams, Russia, France, Belgium and USA or Italy, will have the opportunity to bid to stage the event.

“Last year’s defeat was a good lesson for us and we definitely don’t want it to happen again. It would be great if the final tournament could be held in Moscow. That would be huge for Russian tennis and our fans. I am sure that our captain will do everything to make it happen,” Bovina said.

“I wouldn’t like to predict anything how it is going to be against France. It depends on where we are going to play. I was already in contact with Mr. Youriy Lushkow, the mayor of Moscow, who promised me all the support for our bid for the tournament of the four best teams,” said Shamil Tarpishev.
I'm pretty sure it's going to be held in Belgium.

fresh2flash
Jul 22nd, 2003, 02:06 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's going to be held in Belgium.

It depends. There are just five representatives who decide where it will be held: from Russia, Belgium, US, Finland and Germany. I`m pretty sure that the first three will vote for their countries. So the real choice will make the German and the Finnish guys. It will be as they will decide. :)

rikvanlooy
Jul 23rd, 2003, 05:06 PM
It depends. There are just five representatives who decide where it will be held: from Russia, Belgium, US, Finland and Germany. I`m pretty sure that the first three will vote for their countries. So the real choice will make the German and the Finnish guys. It will be as they will decide. :)

It's the first time I've read this info. Are you sure this info is correct ?

fresh2flash
Jul 23rd, 2003, 07:12 PM
Editor in chief of the Russian Tennis + magazine told me. I think it is correct, but not 100 % sure of course.

ys
Jul 23rd, 2003, 11:54 PM
SO all we need, is to get one voice out of Germany and Finland. With two voices it gets us into the second round. And then we get a voice of eliminated Belgium or USA, because, as the semifinal opponents, they won't vote for each other. I think we will get a Finnish vote and that will get us the finals.. :devil:

i_like_tennis
Jul 24th, 2003, 04:25 AM
Nadia will probably take over Elena for that
Fed Cup spot as Elena will be defending
her US Open QF points.....
Sveta has an outside shot as she is trailing
around 100 points behind Nadia,
but it's hard to see her points increase
as she is defending 2 more titles
+ US Open 3R which she'll probably be seeded for
so it'll all come down to the US Open to see
who will get that 4th spot..:)

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:30 PM
its Semis time :)

good luck girls tomorrow :)
go Vera and Nastya !!!!!!!!!!

ghosts
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:40 PM
yeah great pic of Alyonna ;) ;)

DEETHELICK
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:52 PM
Good luck Vera and Anastasia. Time to cap off a great year for Russian tennis. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 19th, 2003, 06:39 PM
1-1 after day 1

come on girls :) you can do it :hug:
big battle tomorrow, give it your all :)

DEETHELICK
Nov 19th, 2003, 09:48 PM
HUGE props to Anastasia. She really fought hard and her efforts have helped Russia to at least stay level with France.

Hopefully after today's play, Russia will be even more prepared and ready to give both Mary and Amelie defeat.

Good luck girls tomorrow! :D

Jakub
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:17 PM
all the best to Russia :)
hopfully Alyona will play .