What are the dates and where is it played this year?
Mar 23rd, 2003, 08:38 PM
It begins the week commencing 21st April.
It takes place in Ankara, Turkey on hardcourts.
If war is still going the venue may be changed.
Mar 23rd, 2003, 08:43 PM
If its moved it will probably be to La Manga yes?
On hardcourts GBR would have a great chance on clay NO WAY!
Mar 23rd, 2003, 08:54 PM
Isn't it in Antalya on clay?
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:49 PM
I'm 99% sure it'll be played on clay. Don't think it will be moved because of war.
Mar 25th, 2003, 09:41 PM
it was clay last few years in La Manga.
Originally it's on hardcourts, coz that's what it said on official fed cup site, but if venue is changed then the surface may be too.
Mar 26th, 2003, 02:42 AM
The Fed Cup website says:
Venue: Club Ali Bey Managvat, Managvat, Antalya, Turkey
Surface: Red Clay
Dates: April 21-26, 2003
Mar 26th, 2003, 04:45 PM
cos of war ??
you know how big Turkey is ??
the War is over 1000 Miles away
Antalya is clay
they have hard courts as well
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
Who is going to be in the British team;
I expect it would be any of the top 5, if not all of them.
That's: Elena, Anne, Julie, Lucie & Jane.
Mar 28th, 2003, 08:41 PM
Apparently, ITF delegates are on their way to Turkey to assess the situation. An announcement will be made on Monday (I think) whether the fed cup qualifiers will be cancelled or moved!
From ITV Teletext. Pg 488 or 489
Mar 29th, 2003, 10:36 AM
I think the war makes it much too dangerous in Turkey, let's move to somewhere safer...... like Bournemouth! We want Fed cup in Britain.
Mar 29th, 2003, 03:26 PM
It is definitely clay. Amanda Coetzer said in an interview, after it was announced that she will play for SA, that, as it is on clay, it will be part of her preparation for Roland Garros. I looked in the atlas to see where Antalya is - and I also thought it was (luckily) a bit far from the war zone.