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Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:02 PM
Schedule

Rubber 1
Sofia ARVIDSSON (SWE) vs. Antonella SERRA ZANETTI (ITA)

Rubber 2
Hanna NOONI (SWE) vs. Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)

Rubber 3
Sofia ARVIDSSON (SWE) vs. Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)

Rubber 4
Hanna NOONI (SWE) vs. Antonella SERRA ZANETTI (ITA)

Rubber 5
ARVIDSSON / NOONI (SWE) vs. PENNETTA / VINCI (ITA)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:03 PM
Good luck Sweden :D :bounce:

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:30 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
game Antonella

Antonella leads 1-0

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:34 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
00-30
15-30
15-40 double fault
30-40
game Antonella, 2-0

Good start :rolleyes:, Come on Sofia break back!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:36 PM
come on Sofia :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:42 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Antonella
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
double fault, game Arvidsson :D

Antonella leads 2-1

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:43 PM
Hola TBE :wavey: ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:43 PM
Heja Sverige !!!!!!!!!!!
Sofia has to win this 1st rubber

Hanna has alot tougher match too

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:45 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00 - ace
30-00
40-00
Game Arvidsson :D

Match tied at 2-2

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:48 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
15-15
15-30 - double fault
15-40
game Arvidsson :D

Sofia leads 3*-2 :D

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:53 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30 - double fault
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
Game Arvidsson :D

Sofia leads 4-2* :D

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:57 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
30-00
40-00
40-15
40-30 - double fault
game Serra-Zanetti

Sofia 4*-3 :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:58 PM
go Sofia :) :)

fight girl :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:05 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti - double fault
40-40 phew
ad. Serra-Zanetti
game Serra-Zanetti :mad:,

Match tied 4-4

Come on Sofia break back now!

Jorn
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:05 PM
Heja Sverige!! :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:09 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30 - double fault
30-40
game Arvidsson :D - double fault

Sofia leads 5*-4 :D

Antonella has 7 second serves... and in 4 of those 7 she made a double fault :o

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:09 PM
Sofia broke again 5-4 :)
serve it out Sofia :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:14 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15 - double fault
30-30
30-40 - double fault :rolleyes:
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
Game Arvidsson :D

Game and first set Arvidsson 6-4 :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:15 PM
wow Sofia :)
PHEW :)

now go girl !!!!!!!!!

Heja Sofia ;)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:18 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
00-30 - double fault
00-40
Game Arvidsson :D

Sofia leads 6-4 1*-0 :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:19 PM
keep going Sofia :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:32 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40 - double fault
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40 - double fault (Sofia 7 df, Antonella 6 df) ;)
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40 - double fault :rolleyes:
ad. Arvidsson, come on
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
Finally!, game Arvidsson :D

Sofia leads 6-4 2-0*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:32 PM
omg what a long game :)

come on Sofia, punish her :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:38 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
game Antonella

Sofia leads 6-4 2*-1 :D

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:43 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
Game Arvidsson :D

Sofia leads 6-4 3-1* :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:44 PM
break again Sofia ;)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:47 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15 - double fault
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
Game Antonella,

Sofia leads 6-4 3*-2 :D

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:51 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40

OMG :rolleyes: last year Asa was a set and 3-1 up against Antonella and finished losing the set 6-3, don't come with the same shit Sofia :mad:

15-40
30-40
game Antonella - double fault #9 :mad:

Second tied 3-3

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
Game Arvidsson :D

Sofia leads 6-4 4*-3
Now only hold your serve :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 01:58 PM
come on Sofia :)
focus girl :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:03 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40 :sad:
15-40
30-40
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti :sad:

Game Serra-Zanetti :sad:

Second set tied at 4-4

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:04 PM
Sofia :( :(
don't blow this Sofia :)
Heja Sverige !!!!!!!

Tennisfan-Mtl
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:07 PM
Go Antonella :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:08 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
Game Arvidsson :D

Sofia leads 6-4 5*-4 :D
Come on Sofia, for god's sake hold your serve now!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:10 PM
come on Sofia, please :)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:13 PM
omg a DF on 2nd MP :mad:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:17 PM
Sofia pfffffffff
3 mp's missed :mad:

5-5 :sad:

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:18 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40 - double fault :o (12th ;))
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
Damn :mad:

5-5

Come on Sofia!

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:23 PM
Adriana Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
00-30
15-30
30-30
40-30 pffff...
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
Game Arvidsson :D 6-4 6-5

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:25 PM
Sofia........ don't blow it now

two chances for the rubber
either hold serve or win TB

or else it wil be 0-6 in 3rd :( :(

Heja Sofia

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:28 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
double fault :mad: :mad: don't fuck it :mad:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:28 PM
pffffffff 6-6 :mad: :(

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:32 PM
Sofia's blown it big time :sad: :sad:

Experimentee
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:33 PM
Come on Sofia, finish it

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:35 PM
Tie-Break

1-0 Antonella
2-0 Antonella
3-0 Antonella - double fault

Pffff Sofia as if you hadn't choked like 100 times before, I thought you had enough experience :mad: Come on and win this tie-break :fiery:

4-0 Antonella
4-1 Antonella
5-1 Antonella
6-1 Antonella
6-2 Antonella
7-2 Antonella :sad: :fiery: :mad:

Match tied, 1-1 set

Swedish rule :mad: Having 3 mp's against Antonella, and send them to hell :fiery:
The same thing like last year :mad:
Sofia choker :mad: as usual, now calm down and win the third :fiery:

King Aaron
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:38 PM
:fiery: :mad: Sofia! What the hell? Please don't collapse in the third!

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:42 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40 (15 double faults.. fantastic)
ad. Serra-Zanetti (16...)
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti

game Serra-Zanetti

Antonella leads 4-6 7-6(2) 1*-0 :mad:

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:47 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
Game Arvidsson

Third set tied @ 1-1

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:48 PM
Sofia broke back 1-1 :)

HantuchovaSweFan
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:48 PM
Kom igen nu tjejer!! ;)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:51 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson

Game Arvidsson, Arvidsson leads. 6-4 6-7(2) 2-1

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:52 PM
come on Sofia :)
break her now :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 02:59 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Arvidsson

Game Arvidsson

Sofia leads 3*-1

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:01 PM
Heja Sofia :)
please fight girl :)
hold serve now

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:02 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
00-30
15-30
15-40
30-40
Game Serra-Zanetti

Sofia leads 3-2*

Jorn
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:06 PM
Serra-Zanetti have a medical timeout...problems with her feets

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:06 PM
oh great Sofia :rolleyes:

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:07 PM
Jorn :worship:

Jorn
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:08 PM
play continue 0-40

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:09 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40
game Arvidsson

Sofia leads 4*-2

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:09 PM
Sofia broke to love 4-2 :D :D
now hold serve Sofia ;)

Heja :)

Jorn
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Sofia has 18 DF can that be right?

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:14 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15 - double fault #17
30-30
30-40 - break point #24
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
Game Arvidsson

Sofia Arvidsson leads. Antonella Serra-Zanetti 6-4, 6-7(2), 5-2

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:15 PM
Sofia held 5-2 :D :D
18 DF's :eek:

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:15 PM
Jorn, in the scoreboard says 17 double faults. So mayeb yes 18. It can be. Is Sofia :devil:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:18 PM
serve it out Sofia :o

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:18 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:
15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
Game Antonella

Sofia serves for match :rolleyes:

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:26 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15 - double fault :o
00-30
15-30
15-40 ;)
30-40
40-40
ad. Arvidsson :worship:
Game Arvidsson :D

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) def. Antonella Serra-Zanetti (ITA) 6-4, 6-7(2-7), 6-3 :D :bounce:
Don't make it again :mad:

Sweden leads. Italy 1-0 :D

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:31 PM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15 - double fault :o
00-30
15-30
15-40 ;)
30-40
40-40
ad. Arvidsson :worship:
Game Arvidsson :D

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) def. Antonella Serra-Zanetti (ITA) 6-4, 6-7(2-7), 6-3 :D :bounce:
Don't make it again :mad:

Sweden leads. Italy 1-0 :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:33 PM
wow well done Sofia :bounce: :D :bounce: :)

congrats girl :)

now Heja Hanna !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:58 PM
Second match starts:

Hanna Nooni serves:

00-15
00-30
15-30
15-40
30-40
Game Pennetta

Penneta leads 1-0

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 03:59 PM
Flavia serves:

00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
Game Nooni :D

1-1

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:02 PM
Nooni serves:
00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40

game Pennetta, she leads 2-1

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:07 PM
come on Hanna :)
break back :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Pennetta
40-40
ad. Pennetta
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 3-1*

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:16 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

00-15 double fault
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game Nooni :D

Flavia leads 3*-2

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:17 PM
break back Hanna :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:21 PM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
Game Nooni :D

3-3

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:22 PM
Heja Hanna :)
now focus :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:25 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:
15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
game Nooni :D

Hanna leads 4-3 :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:26 PM
Heja Hanna !!!!!!!!!!! dance like a butterfly but don't sting like one today ok ;)


4-3 :D :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
game Flavia

4-4

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:32 PM
nooooo 4-5 :( :(
break back Hanna :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:32 PM
Hanna Nooni serves

00-15
00-30
15-30
15-40
30-40
Game Flavia

Flvia leads 5*-4

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:37 PM
Flavia Pennetta serves:
00-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
Flavia takes first set 6-4

Come on Hanna fight!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:38 PM
Hanna :sad: :sad:
fight hanna :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:45 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:
15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40 df
ad. Pennetta
game Pennetta :mad:
Flavia 1-0

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:48 PM
Hanna :(:( :(
stick in there :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:49 PM
Flavia serves:

15-00
30-00
40-00
Game Flavia

Flavia leads 6-4 2-0

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:52 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:
15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
30-40
Game Flavia

Flavia leads 6-4 3*-0

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:52 PM
Hanna :( now its all over :(

0-3*

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:58 PM
Flavia Pennetta serves:
15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
30-40
game Nooni :D

Flavia 6-4 3-1

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 04:58 PM
Hanna broke back :D :)
fight Hanna :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:01 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 6-4 4-1

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:04 PM
Flavia Pennetta serves:
00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
Game Nooni

6-4 4-2 Flavia

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:07 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:
15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
game Nooni :D

Flavia 6-4 4-3

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:07 PM
break again Hanna :D :)

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:13 PM
Flavia Pennetta serves:
00-15
00-30
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
ad. Pennetta
40-40
ad. Pennetta
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 6-4 5-3

Steff_forever
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:15 PM
just brk now Hanna and all pressure is on Flavia again !!!


mpt Flavia 40-15
:sad:

Alek
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:16 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40
Game, Pennetta

Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Hanna Nooni (SWE) 6-4 6-3 :sad:

Sweden is tied with Italy 1-1

Good luck Sofia tomorrow :D and Hanna of course ;)!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Hanna :sad: :sad: :(
it was too much to expect Hanna to win this one but she did alright.

now good luck girls tomorrow :)
Heja Sverige !!!!!!!!!!!

Steff_forever
Apr 26th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Best of luck Hanna vs Antonella tomorrow !

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Italy's Pennetta Levels Tie Against Sweden 1-1

Italy's Flavia Pennetta has levelled the Fed Cup first round tie against Sweden at 1-1 by defeating Hanna Nooni 64 63 in the second singles rubber in Linkoping.

Earlier, in a tense battle lasting just four minutes under three hours, Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson defeated Italy's Antonella Serra Zanetti 64 67(2) 63 to give Sweden a 1-0 lead.

Whatever the eventual outcome, Sweden have averted the 5-0 whitewash that it suffered at the hands of Italy when the two nations met in Milan in last year’s first round.

Arvidsson gave the home team a dream start to tie with her defeat of Serra Zanetta. “This is good for Hanna; she can go in relaxed with a win on her back. But we’re taking it match by match, they [Italy] are still favourites but I think we have shaken them,” Arvidsson said after her victory.

The Swedish No. 1 had let slip two match points at 5-4 in the second set. One was on a double fault, one of many in the match. “I don't know what happened, my rhythm was gone.”

Arvidsson, who won the the Swedish under 16 junior championships in the nearby Tennisstadium just three years ago, likes Linköping. “I had the best support I could, from my teammates, playing at home and from captain Nyström who put in some calm comments about using my backhand and going for the right shots.”

Antonella Sera Zanetti was treated for blisters on her foot during the match, but said she would be ready for Sunday’s reverse singles against Nooni. But she admitted on Saturday that Arvidsson “played better, more aggressive and I wasn't surprised, she is a good player.”

Although she had played three clay court tournaments coming in to this tie, Serra Zanetta felt she had no problems with the indoor carpet: “It's actually really slow and the balls are slow as well.” The Italian player was keen to stress that every match is different and she didn't want to comment on her country’s chances in the remaining matches.

Italian Captain Corrado Barazzutti felt that Arvidsson had improved since last year's tie in Milan. He pointed out that rankings don't mean anything in Fed Cup, and was also impressed with newcomer Nooni’s performance in the second singles. Winner Pennetta agreed. “It was a little bit difficult to go in and play down 0-1 but I was confident and perhaps I played better on the most important points. But Hanna is talented.”

Swedish Captain Joakim Nyström was pleased with the day’s 1-1 result. During the week he had stressed numerous times the importance of staying in every set to force the favourite opponents to play at 4-4 or 5-5. In the second singles, Nooni did that, but was not able to close out the first set when leading 4-3.

“I was relaxed before the match but on court I got a little bit tense,” said Nooni. “However I got over this after a couple of games and played okay. My serve has to improve and I must trust my shots when I go for them.”

The Swedish 19-year-old was confident about Sunday’s matches. “Sofia is going to win for sure. My debut is over and the match against Serra Zanetti will be different, she just pushes back, it suits me better to make the points.” “When she started to play drop shots and lobs, I thought we had a new Mikael Pernfors on court,” a smiling Nyström said of Nooni.

Nystrom now thinks the hosts have a 50-50 chance of winning this tie and has promised to take a bath in the nearby river, Stångån, if his girls win. And Nooni, raised just 100 kilometres from Linköping, with family and friends cheering on, was happy with her Captain. “Jocke knows a lot, he was calm and calmed me down. He also put in some tactical advice. Now me and Sofia will try to help each other out to find ways to beat them in the reverse singles.”

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 08:07 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_432_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_458_gallery.JPG
Hanna Nooni :D :)

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_460_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_462_gallery.JPG

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 08:09 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_457_gallery.JPG

Calliope.
Apr 26th, 2003, 08:14 PM
Go Italy! But Hanna is fantastic :p

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2003, 08:22 PM
Go Italy! But Hanna is fantastic :p

explain the :p ??

Darop.
Apr 26th, 2003, 08:30 PM
FORZA ITALIA!!!

U CAN WASTE THE HELL OUT OF BELGIUM!!

anyways, sofia played a nice match, but it's more like:

blisters on feet def. Antonella serra zanetti.

She took off her shoe, and her white sock had become red with blood, so....

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:10 AM
Vamos Swedish team :worship: They will start soon :D

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:17 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
40-15
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 1-0

Come on Sofia :)!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:21 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Pennetta - double fault
Game Pennetta :(

Flavia leads 2*-0

martinafan
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:23 AM
Good Luck Sofia!!!

GO SWEDEN!!!

Darop.
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:24 AM
2-0

40-30...

c'mon flavia !!! waste her!!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:26 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30 - double fault
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson - double fault
40-40
ad. Pennetta
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 3-0*

Come on Sofia! don't lose those game point chances anymore!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:30 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40 - double fault
30-40
Game Pennetta
Flavia leads 4*-0 :o

Come on Sofia! Don't stop fighting!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:30 AM
come on Sofia :)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:36 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
30-40
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Pennetta

Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 5*-0

Pfff Sofia... come on!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:40 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
00-30
15-30
15-40 :rolleyes:
30-40
Game Pennetta

Flavia wins first set 6-0 :rolleyes:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:41 AM
Come on Sofia in this second set, I know you can do much better!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:45 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

00-15 - double fault
00-30
15-30
30-30
40-30
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 6-0 1-0*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:45 AM
Sofia :( :( :(


Flavia is killing her

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:47 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
Finally! Game Arvidsson :D

Flavia leads 6-0 1*-1

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:49 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

00-15
00-30 - Come on Sofia! fighting is the only way!
00-40
Game Arvidsson :D

Flavia leads 6-0 1-2*

Come on Sofia!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:51 AM
Heja Sofia :)

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:53 AM
Go Flavia! :bounce:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:00 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Pennetta
40-40
ad. Pennetta
40-40
ad. Arvdisson
40-40 :mad:
ad. Pennetta
40-40
ad. Pennetta
Game Pennetta :mad:

Flavia leads 6-0 2*-2

Sofia :mad: You can't continue losing game point chances!

Darop.
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:06 AM
GO FLAVIA!!

KEEP KILLING HER!!! :D :D :worship: :bounce: :)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:08 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Pennetta
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 6-0 3-2*

Pfff Sofia how many game points you need :fiery:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:11 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40
Game Pennetta

Flavia leads 6-0 4*-2

Monica_Rules
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:12 AM
Come On Sofia:)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:14 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40
Game Arvidsson :D - double fault

Flavia leads 6-0 4-3*

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:17 AM
Go Flavia!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:17 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
40-15
Game Arvidsson :D

Flavia leads 6-0 4-4

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:25 AM
Flavia Pennetta serves:

00-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson
40-40
ad. Arvisdson
40-40
ad. Pennetta
Damn, game Pennetta

Flavia leads 6-0 5-4*

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:28 AM
Sofia Arvidsson serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40 - pff :rolleyes: Should have broken in last game :(
Game Pennetta

Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 6-0 6-4 :sad:

Good luck Hanna :), you need it ;)!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:28 AM
Sofia lost 0-6 4-6 :(:(
congrats Flavia ;)

no Heja Hanna !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:55 AM
Hanna Nooni serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40 - lol great start
Game Serra-Zanetti

Serra-Zanetti leads 1-0

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:58 AM
Adriana Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
Game Serra-Zanetti

Serra-Zanetti leads 2-0

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 11:59 AM
Hanna :(
come on girl wake up :)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:01 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

00-15
00-30 - double fault
00-40 ugh
Game Serra-Zanetti

Serra-Zanetti leads 3-0

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:08 PM
Adriana Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
Game Serra-Zanetti

Serra-Zanetti leads. 4-0

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:10 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40
Game Serra-Zanetti - double fault
Antonella leads 5-0

Hanna 0 points won on her serve :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Swede girls are very "on" today ;), why you girls make me wake up at 5am on sunday for this shit :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:12 PM
omg hanna :sad: :sad: :(

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:13 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
30-00
40-00
Game and first set Serra-Zanetti 6-0


:rolleyes:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:14 PM
At leat I will get to follow Maria Wolfbrandt playing doubles :D

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:16 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
30-00
40-00 so conssistent ;)
Game Nooni

Hanna leads 1-0 second set ;) vamos

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:16 PM
Heja Hanna !!!!!!!!
now break her ;)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:19 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:
(I just noticed I typed Adriana in the others :o was Antonella ;))

15-00
??-??
30-15
40-15
Game Antonella

Antonella 6-0 1-1

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:27 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game Nooni

Hanna leads 2-1* second set

Come on Hanna!!!!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:33 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
15-30 double fault
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game Nooni :D

Nooni 3*-1 second set

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:35 PM
go Hanna :)
fight girl ;)

Mattographer
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:38 PM
Heja Sverige!! :D

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:41 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game Nooni :D

Hanna 4-1*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:47 PM
great hold Hanna :)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:49 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30 - double fault
40-30
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
Game Serra-Zanetti

Antonella leads 6-0 2-4

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:52 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
Game Nooni :D

Nooni leads 5-2*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 12:54 PM
come on Hanna :)
break for set :)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:00 PM
4 set pts missed :mad:

Hanna was 0-40 up too :(:(

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:01 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
30-40
40-40 :fiery:
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game and second set Hanna Nooni :D 6-2

Come on Hanna start strong again in the third! :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:01 PM
Hanna takes her 5th :D:D
6-2 :bounce: :D

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:06 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40 - Come on Hanna don't fuck it all here :fiery:

Ugh :mad: Game Antonella

Antonella 6-0 2-6 1*-0

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:06 PM
Hanna got broke :mad: :(:(
fight back Hanna :)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:17 PM
omg Hanna :(:(
missing all these BP's :mad:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:18 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Nooni
game Nooni :D

Third set tied @ 1-1

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:19 PM
Hanna finally broke back :D :D
focus Hanna :)

Heja Sverige !!!!!!!!!!

anabel
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:20 PM
:eek:

Go Sweden

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:27 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
30-40 :mad:
40-40
ad. Nooni
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game Nooni :D

Nooni leads 0-6 6-2 2-1* HEJA!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:27 PM
great hold Hanna :)
2-1 :)
now break her :)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:31 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
30-00
30-15
40-15
game Serra-Zanetti

third set tied @ 2-2

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:36 PM
noooooooooo pffffffffff
Hanna :( :(
got to break back
fight girl

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:36 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Serra-Zanetti
Double fault :mad: :mad:

Antonella leads 6-0 2-6 3*-2

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:41 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15 :sad:
Gae Serra-Zanetti

Antonella 6-0 2-6 4-2*

Must hold now

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:46 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game Nooni :D

4*-3 Antonella

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:46 PM
good hold Hanna :)
now break back :)

Heja Sverige !!!!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Hanna is back 4-4 :D :D

now just hold serve please :)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:

00-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30 :sad:
40-40
ad. Nooni
Game Nooni :D
Now hold!

4-4!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 01:58 PM
Hanna Nooni serves:

15-00
40-0
omg
5-4

HEJA!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:01 PM
break her and win Hanna :)

Heja :)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:02 PM
0-40 :D :D

3 MP's :D

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:02 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti serves:
00-15
00-30
00-40
Game NOONI :D!!!

Hanna Nooni (SWE) def. Antonella Serra-Zanetti (ITA) 0-6 6-2 6-4 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Tie goes to a 5th point!

anabel
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:03 PM
How strong!!

Congrats Hanna :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:03 PM
Hanna won :bounce: :D :bounce:

omg Hanna Nooni :kiss: :D :D:D

well done Hanna :)

Heja Sverige !!!!!!!!!!!

TS
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:08 PM
wow Hanna :eek:

Poor Antonella though. Don't mind who wins this one, best of luck to both teams in the dubs.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:12 PM
Flavia and Roby are gonna be very tough to beat in doubles
they have a great understanding together plus they've beaten quite alot of good pairings

Experimentee
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:13 PM
wow well done Hanna! :eek:

Monica_Rules
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:18 PM
OMG:eek:

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:23 PM
Anto :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
But well done Hanna :D :kiss:

Now go Flavia and Roby!

Jorn
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:37 PM
Kom Igen Sverige and win the dubs!! ;)

Even it will be tough!!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:43 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci

Come on Maria!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:45 PM
so no Hanna....... she's done her bit :)
its gonna be a miracle if Sweden win this
but go girls !!!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:48 PM
3 DF's :mad:

0-1*

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:48 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
Game Pennetta/Vinci
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 0-1

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:48 PM
Go Flavia and Roby! :bounce:
Yep! 1*-0 Italy!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:51 PM
Pennetta/Vinci serve:

15-00
30-00
40-00
Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 0-2

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:51 PM
3 df? :eek: :eek: :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:52 PM
this is gonna be one tough match

Flavia/Roby have this magical connection, instinct

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:54 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad. Pennetta/Vinci
40-40
ad. Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 0-3*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:55 PM
0-3*

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:56 PM
Come on Maria, hold those nerves you have played doubles at Fed Cup before. Come on Sofia, I know doubles is not your best but do your best.

Vamos girls!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 02:59 PM
Pennetta/Vinci serve:

00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
30-40
Game Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt :D

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 1*-3

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:01 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

00-15
00-30
00-40 I'm starting to think that this girl is Maria :p
15-40
Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 1-4*

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:01 PM
3-*1 40-15
Go Flavia and Roby!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:01 PM
got broken again 1-4* :(

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:04 PM
Penetta/Vinci serve:

15-00
30-00
40-00
Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 1*-5

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:05 PM
Go Flavia and Roby! :bounce: :kiss: 5-1 :bounce:

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:09 PM
Go girls close the set....

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:09 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30 ace :)
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt
40-40
ad. Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt
Game Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt :D

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-5*

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:11 PM
Pennetta/Vinci serve:

15-00
30-00
40-00
Game and first set Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-6 0*-0

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:12 PM
2-6 :(
come on girls, better in 2nd set
gonna be hard

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:15 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:16 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

15-00
30-00
40-00
40-15
40-30
Game Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt :D

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-6 1-0*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:19 PM
Heja Sverige !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:20 PM
Pennetta/Vinci serve:

15-00
30-00
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
ad. Pennetta/Vinci
Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-6 1-1

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:25 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
ad. Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt
40-0
ad. Pennetta/Vinci :sad:
double fault pf

Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-6 1-2*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:26 PM
got broke :(:(

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:30 PM
Pennetta/Vinci serve:

15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
ad. Pennetta/Vinci
Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-6 1*-3

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:32 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-6 1-4*

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:34 PM
its all gone wrong
i knew Flavia/Roby would be too good in doubles

auntie janie
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:35 PM
:)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:35 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_543_gallery.JPG
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_545_gallery.JPG

Hanna Nooni :D :D

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:38 PM
Hanna :D :kiss: :bounce:

But go Flavia and Roby! :kiss:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:38 PM
Pffff... Sofia should have used her chances against Flavia... and same here losing chances pf.

Pennetta/Vinci serve:

00-15
00-30
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40 what a surprise
ad. Pennetta/Vinci, pf fuck it all
40-40
ad. Penneta/Vinci
whatever, Game Pennetta/Vinci

Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt vs. Pennetta/Vinci 2-6 1-5

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:40 PM
Go girls one more game! :bounce:

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:43 PM
Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt serve:

00-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40 surprise
ad. Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt
40-40 ...
ad. Arvidsson/Wolfbarndt
40-40 lol
ad. Pennetta/Vinci

game, set, match Italy

Penetta/Vinci def. Arvidsson/Wolfbrandt 6-2 6-1

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:44 PM
Well done Flavia and Roby!!!!!!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :D :D :D :D :D :D LOL

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:45 PM
all over 2-6 1-6 :(:(

good try by Swedes
needed Asa here really

well done Flavia/Roby ;)
go and beat the US now ;)

Alek
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:46 PM
ITA def. SWE 3-2

ARVIDSSON, Sofia def. SERRA-ZANETTI, Antonella 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3

PENNETTA, Flavia def. NOONI, Hanna 6-4, 6-3

PENNETTA, Flavia def. ARVIDSSON, Sofia 6-0, 6-4

NOONI, Hanna def. SERRA-ZANETTI, Antonella 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

PENNETTA, Flavia/VINCI, Roberta def. ARVIDSSON, Sofia/WOLFBRANDT, Maria 6-2, 6-1


WD Antonella and Roberta :). I won't congratulate Miss "I am good and great and I love to pressume" Pennetta.

Good luck against USA :)

Good luck next time SWE :( good fight though.

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:46 PM
Go Italy agains Czech rep :P well against USA

auntie janie
Apr 27th, 2003, 03:47 PM
Hanna!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

but ... Team Italia!!!! :D :D :D :D

King Aaron
Apr 27th, 2003, 04:14 PM
Hanna :hearts: :D

Good try Swedes, but I guess like Eggy said Asa really was needed for this tie. Congrats Italy.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 07:05 PM
Italy Sneaks Into Quarterfinals With 3-2 Win Over Sweden

Italy is through to the Fed Cup Quarterfinals in July after a 62 61 victory to Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci in the deciding doubles match against Sweden in Linkoping.

Pennetta and Vinci defeated the Swedish pair of Sofia Arvidsson and Maria Wolfbrandt 62 61 in just 57 minutes to seal the tie for Italy 3-2 and set up a quarterfinal against either the USA or Czech Republic in July.

In Sunday´s first match, Flavia Pennetta gave Italy a 2-1 lead after defeating home favourite Sofia Arvidsson 60 64. She controlled the match from the baseline, making few unforced errors. To the contrary, Arvidsson looked a little tired after her three hour battle against Antonella Serra Zanetti on Saturday.

Pennetta was delighted after giving the Italians the lead: "This is the most important victory of my career. I have played many good matches this year including wins over Clarisa Fernandez, Mary Pierce and Iva Majoli, but now I am playing for my country and it is a great honour for me."

Pennetta cruised through the first set 60 and seemed to be coasting, but Arvidsson struggled back in the second set. She broke back twice, before a nervous Pennetta finally managed to win the set 64 and secure the victory.

A disappointed Arvidsson was impressed by Pennetta’s game: "She played very well and I just did not have the strengths to win today. I know I have good strokes, but you also have to be where the ball is to be able to defeat Pennetta."

It came as a surprise to many when the Swedish Captain Joakim Nyström chose little-known Hanna Nooni as the second singles player. But when the young Swede upset Serra Zanetti in the fourth singles rubber, no-one questioned his decision.

Nooni, who is currently ranked No. 443 in the world, played the match of her life to come back from a set down to defeat Serra Zanetti 06 62 64. At 2-4 in the final set, Nooni was on her knees and was cramping. However, she somehow managed to recover and played her best tennis to take the next four games to win the match.

"I was so tired in the end that I can not remember what happened in the final set. This is a huge victory for me and I do not really understand what I have done yet. Tomorrow I go back seven hours by train to my school in Båstad", a very happy Nooni said on the press conference.

Serra Zanetti gave all the credit to her opponent: "I had not heard about Nooni before the tie. But I must say that she is a good player. Today she played very well, especially on the important points."

In the decisive doubles match, Pennetta and doubles specialist Vinci proved to be too strong for Arvidsson and Wolfbrandt. The Italian duo comfortably won in straight sets 62 61. "We played a good match, but I think the match was much tougher than the score line tells", Vinci commented.

Thanks to the doubles win, Italy clinched the tie by the closest of margins 3-2. Pennetta was the heroine for Italy, winning won both her singles matches and the decisive doubles match with Vinci. The Italian Captain and Davis Cup champion of 1976, Corrado Barrazzutti, was relieved after the tie.

"In Fed Cup rankings are not important and I am not surprised that Sweden won two matches. I am glad that we won and I am looking forward to a match against the United States, although it is going to be a very difficult one."

Nyström was disappointed because Sweden was so close to victory, but was on the whole happy with the efforts of his team.

"I think we showed that we are fighters and that we can play good tennis even under pressure. The victory of Nooni against Serra Zanetti was very joyful. She was cramping, but she really played a dream match. This promises a lot for the future."

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2003, 07:07 PM
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Benny
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:14 AM
Woooohooo!
Go Italy:D

ghosts
Apr 28th, 2003, 05:18 AM
Italy :D :)

GABRIEL
Apr 28th, 2003, 02:58 PM
Very happy for Italy and for Flavia, she really is growing fast, but I cannot deny my disappointment for Antonella, losing both singles... :o
and I know Sweden had no Asa, but Italy played without Silvia, Francesca and Rita !!!
Sorry Alek !