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lizchris
Nov 20th, 2003, 06:59 PM
With Mary Pierce's 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Vera Zvonareva, France has a 3-1 lead that Russia cannot overcome.

mishar
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:12 PM
The USA doesn't stand a chance in hell, but go USA anyway!

bandabou
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:16 PM
Nope, this is all France. Meghann ainīt playing right and Lisa canīt possibly keep this up in singles. Only doubles will be their saving grace.

Nicoleke
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:19 PM
Go France !!!!!

Andrew.
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:21 PM
:eek: Mary! Allez mon chere!

propi
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:21 PM
Since I was cheering for the winner between Russia and France to win it all I can only say
Allez France :D

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:23 PM
go France !!!!!!!!!!

may your 100 fans outshout the 10 Americans in the final
now the final IS gonna be a deadzone
had about 10000 in today

Nicoleke
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:25 PM
go France !!!!!!!!!!

may your 100 fans outshout the 10 Americans in the final
now the final IS gonna be a deadzone
had about 10000 in today
France won my love :D !!!!!

griffin
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:26 PM
Nope, this is all France. Meghann ainīt playing right and Lisa canīt possibly keep this up in singles. Only doubles will be their saving grace.

You hush! We've seen what happens when you make predictions :P

harloo
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:33 PM
GOOO USA, send the French packing!

Allez Lisa and Megan!!!!!! :lol: :)

bandabou
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:33 PM
Hahaha....o.k., I ainīt saying anything more. Iīm like a grave now.

Scotso
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:35 PM
Meghann, not Megan :rolleyes:

Allez la France :D

ghosts
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:36 PM
Russia :smash: http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/mad/1019.gif

darrinbaker00
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:38 PM
Of course, it took an American to help the French win..... ;)

lizchris
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:40 PM
Of course, it took an American to help the French win..... ;)

Actually, Mary is a Canadian living in the US playing for France.

bandabou
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:42 PM
Actually, Mary is a Canadian living in the US playing for France.

DANG! Howīs that for confusion?!

Tompier
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:42 PM
MARY FRANCE AMELIE

:bounce: MARY :bounce: AMELIE :bounce:

FRANCE 2003 FED CUP WINNER

jd
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:47 PM
With Amelie any team could win.

bandabou
Nov 20th, 2003, 07:54 PM
Yep Amelie gives France a chance against most teams. If she had beaten Kim just once this year, she could have been the only player to beat the three no.1īs in the same year!! :eek:

the cat
Nov 20th, 2003, 08:03 PM
I want Billie Jean King to surprise eveyone and play the very dangerous Alexandra Stevenson in the singles! :D Alex has a big game and she playes well in the Olympic Stadium in Moscow.

Go USA! :bounce:

Sonja
Nov 20th, 2003, 08:08 PM
Bonne chance Team France

saki
Nov 20th, 2003, 08:59 PM
I want Billie Jean King to surprise eveyone and play the very dangerous Alexandra Stevenson in the singles! :D Alex has a big game and she playes well in the Olympic Stadium in Moscow.

Go USA! :bounce:

Is this sarcasm? :confused: I hope so...

mishar
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:06 PM
I think the Cat is onto something. I don't think much of A.S., but Shaughnessy is playing like cr*p and Alex has had very good results at this venue. (She took a set off of Mauresmo last month here)

Lindsayfan
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:14 PM
GOOD LUCK FRANCE,U HAVE TO WIN IT!!

Kart
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:38 PM
Oh Vera won a set did she ?

Good for her, when I looked Mary was killing her.

Good luck to France in the final :).

ttaM
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:46 PM
go usa! :bowdown:

cmasters
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:47 PM
Is it possible for the U.S. to add Chanda?
Also I think Raymond could present problems to Mary indoors.

kerbear
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:48 PM
Oh dear, this doesn't look good at all for the USA.

Come on USA!!!! :bounce: :worship:

saki
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:53 PM
I don't think it's as hopeless for the U.S.A as some of you are making out... They are almost certain to win the doubles and then have to win two other rubbers. Both Mauresmo & Pierce have been known to crumble in the face of pressure before, so if Lisa holds her nerve and Shaugnessey gets her act together, they're in with a chance. I still think France is more likely to win and I hope that they will, but it could still be close!

CapFan#1
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:54 PM
Actually, Mary is a Canadian living in the US playing for France.


She must be Dokic's hero :lol: :devil:

Mrs. Peel
Nov 20th, 2003, 09:55 PM
To help Meghann BJK should program her to believe that everyone across the net is Venus Williams. :rolleyes:

bandabou
Nov 20th, 2003, 10:00 PM
Yep....thatīs the right diagnosis: Meghann it is Venus Williams across the net.

Has she done anything since beating Venus at Miami?!

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 20th, 2003, 10:19 PM
Allez la France! Unexpected good news from my p.o.v. I thot Russia had too much depth.

Don't slow down, Momo.

vaiva
Nov 20th, 2003, 10:24 PM
Bonne chance Team France and especially Amelie!

Rocketta
Nov 20th, 2003, 10:39 PM
:dance: :dance: Go USA!!! :dance: :dance:

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 20th, 2003, 10:46 PM
Maybe BJK can come out of retirement herself and add some depth the US team if Meg is playing that badly. ;)

casanovalover
Nov 20th, 2003, 11:04 PM
i think i would play stevenson as well. shaughnessy was lucky to beat a junior and got easily defeated by a player in her thirties who lost 2 and 1 to raymond the day before.

i don't care anyway because i would much rather france win

per4ever
Nov 21st, 2003, 12:36 AM
this will surely attract thousands of people :rolleyes:

ITF got their money...they should be proud of it :rolleyes:

hey_britney
Nov 21st, 2003, 12:58 AM
it's not as big of a mismatch as you may think.

raymond/nav is a tougher dubs combo than loit/SCA (but not by that much), and lisa and meghann both have decent shots against Pierce. they are a combined 0-5 against amelie .... so really, unless amelie does some harsh choking, it'll come down to what the americans can do against pierce and in doubles.

i say france should be favoured 70-30.

moon
Nov 21st, 2003, 01:06 AM
Welll, I'm american, so I'm going with the home team :)

Go USA!!
when are the matches?????????????

ps--has France ever won Fed Cup before?

Lapin
Nov 21st, 2003, 01:13 AM
http://internationalgifservice.ifrance.com/internationalgifservice/web_gifs/drapeaux/drap_france_divers03.gif Allez L'Equipe Franįaise!! http://internationalgifservice.ifrance.com/internationalgifservice/web_gifs/drapeaux/drap_france_divers03.gif

skanky~skanketta
Nov 21st, 2003, 01:34 AM
vera :rolleyes: i cant believe i'm still a fan.:help:

but mary :D :yeah:

lizchris
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:43 AM
I am rooting for the US, of course, but I think they would have had a much better chance winning if Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Jennifer or Chanda were on the team, but they can still beat France, but it will be close.

Diya
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:45 AM
Go Mary ! Win it for France :woohoo:

Aretha Franklin
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:46 AM
i hate america. go frogs

Aretha Franklin
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:47 AM
good bless france, my home sweet home.

Rothes
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:52 AM
How can you have the internet in Somalia ;) :p

hhhhooopp Froncaes!!!

bandabou
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:55 AM
Yay for Marie!!

Aretha Franklin
Nov 21st, 2003, 04:03 AM
How can you have the internet in Somalia ;) :p

hhhhooopp Froncaes!!!

somaliann tennis is really coming on. we will win the fed cup next year.

firefly_ac
Nov 21st, 2003, 04:11 AM
Allez France!
Go Queen of Paris,Mary Pierce!

bandabou
Nov 21st, 2003, 04:27 AM
Still the last "French", the only "Canadian", slam winner: Mary/ie Pierce!!

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 21st, 2003, 07:24 AM
We all know that Amelie is sometimes not rock-solid mentally. Still, unless she cracks under pressure or something, she's gonna beat the American girls easily. Mary should win one or both of her matches.

If all goes to plan in singles, I wonder whether they might give Amelie/Mary a workout in doubles.

Brian Stewart
Nov 21st, 2003, 08:38 AM
Go USA!

All things considered, unless Alex has an injury acting up, it might be a good time for a substitution.

Or, if BJ really wants to mess with their heads, she could use... Martina in singles. Think about it. The French players would go from matches they should win, to matches they must win to avoid embarassment (losing to a 47-year-old). The pressure would be enormous. (Although I'd hate to see Momo's psyche messed with.)

I wonder who the crowd will root for?

saki
Nov 21st, 2003, 11:31 AM
I was actually just thinking the same as Brian Stewart - that BJK's best option might well be to go with Martina Navratilova in singles. She may not be in practice but even at 47, she's probably a little better than both Stevenson and Shaugnessey are playing right now. And, as he's said, it'd mess with Amelie's head in particular. I think it's unlikely though.

mishar
Nov 21st, 2003, 01:40 PM
It's a fun idea but I think Pierce and Mauresmo are two players who would handle martina's current game pretty easily. I think Mauresmo should win her matches easily, the only possible question mark in my mind is Mary pierce. Lisa Raymond is definitely in with a chance, and Shaughnessey/Steveson has a chance at an upset.

Jem
Nov 21st, 2003, 01:46 PM
Actually, Shaugnessey has a good chance to redeem herself. She won't feel the pressure as much against Pierce and Mauresmo because she'll be the underdog. That's one reason why Shaughnessey and so many other players lurk where they do in the rankings -- they can't win the matches they're supposed to.

Ditto for Amelie. She could crack like an egg, as she frequently does when she's a favorite or a match really matters!

Go USA!

Jem
Nov 21st, 2003, 01:50 PM
Hey, the above was my 500th post!

jlamire
Nov 21st, 2003, 02:14 PM
Actually, Shaugnessey has a good chance to redeem herself. She won't feel the pressure as much against Pierce and Mauresmo because she'll be the underdog. That's one reason why Shaughnessey and so many other players lurk where they do in the rankings -- they can't win the matches they're supposed to.

Ditto for Amelie. She could crack like an egg, as she frequently does when she's a favorite or a match really matters!

Go USA!

yeah...hopeless wishes

mishar
Nov 21st, 2003, 02:19 PM
Yeah, I don't see Amelie cracking. If it was in France, maybe. Plus her style of game will not suit Meg at all, and she has a 4-0 record against Lisa, including a recent drubbing indoors.

But tout c'est possible

azza
Nov 21st, 2003, 02:32 PM
I want Billie Jean King to surprise eveyone and play the very dangerous Alexandra Stevenson in the singles! :D Alex has a big game and she playes well in the Olympic Stadium in Moscow.

Go USA! :bounce:


:haha:

Tompier
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:22 PM
:bounce: Queen Mary :bounce: Princess Amelie :bounce:
:bounce: GO FRANCE :bounce:

Tompier
Nov 21st, 2003, 03:23 PM
Welll, I'm american, so I'm going with the home team :)

Go USA!!
when are the matches?????????????

ps--has France ever won Fed Cup before?


Of Course they did !!!! In 1997 with Mary, Nathalie, Sandrine......

Mark Spruce
Nov 21st, 2003, 04:15 PM
GO FRANCE

And especillay MARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

regards

Mark

ali
Nov 21st, 2003, 05:21 PM
I think its a testimony to how well Mary is playing and how highly she is regarded that she is seen as the favourite in her matches. She's ranked lower than both Shaugnessy and Raymond so technically should be the underdog.

Beating Vera wasn't seen as a major shock either (she's ranked 13!) and even in her match against #7 Myskina people felt that Mary lost the match rather than Myskina winning it.

I'm happy to say that it looks like Mary is most definately on her way back! :bounce: Some of her shots in the first set of both matches were unbelievable!!

Bероника
Nov 21st, 2003, 06:25 PM
Allez la France!!!!