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Paule22
Mar 15th, 2005, 12:36 PM
World Group II 2005

Germany
Sandra KLOESEL
Anca BARNA
Anna-Lena GROENEFELD
Julia SCHRUFF
Team Captain: Barbara RITTNER

Indonesia
Angelique WIDJAJA
Wynne PRAKUSYA
Sandy GUMULYA
Liza ANDRIYANI
Team Captain: Suzanna ANGGARKUSUMA

Etuf Essen, Essen, GER
Stadium Capacity: 2300
23 April - 24 April 2005
Day 1: 1300hrs (GMT 1100hrs) tbc
Day 2: 1200hrs (GMT 1000hrs) tbc
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Dunlop Tournament

Tickets
1 day seated ticket: €25
1 day standing ticket: €12.30
2 day tickey (seating only): €45

Anybody going? :confused: :wavey: :)

3rd of April: Barna added

köj-è
Mar 15th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Go Indonesia!! :D

best team for Indonesia but Germany?
where is Weingartner, Barna?

spiceboy
Mar 19th, 2005, 03:20 AM
Go Indonesia!! :D

best team for Indonesia but Germany?
where is Weingartner, Barna?

LOL after all the Olympic thing do you think they're eager to please German Federation and play Fed Cup? :p

köj-è
Mar 19th, 2005, 09:30 AM
LOL after all the Olympic thing do you think they're eager to please German Federation and play Fed Cup? :p
sorry.. i didn't follow that.. what happened?

btw.. i think Indonesia will be represented by :

Angelique WIDJAJA
Wynne PRAKUSYA
Sandy GUMULYA
Romana TEDJAKUSUMA
captain : Suzanna ANGGARKUSUMA

spiceboy
Mar 19th, 2005, 08:21 PM
sorry.. i didn't follow that.. what happened?


Even if they were qualified by ranking, Germany Federation didn't select them as they had 'no real chance to win any medal' :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

CooCooCachoo
Mar 20th, 2005, 06:01 PM
LOL after all the Olympic thing do you think they're eager to please German Federation and play Fed Cup? :p

That was a shameful thing the DTB did. The Dutch version of it did exactly the same, for Raemon Sluiter. So idiotic :rolleyes:

CooCooCachoo
Mar 20th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Will Rittner seriously play? I don't believe that :eek:

Paule22
Mar 20th, 2005, 06:03 PM
No I don't think so, it's just from the official Fed Cup Website.

Ellery
Mar 20th, 2005, 06:18 PM
Go Indonesia!

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tarah
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:19 PM
good luck germany!!! :bounce:

crazillo
Mar 29th, 2005, 01:58 PM
I think ALG and Schruff will play in singles, while ALG and Rittner will play the doubles.

köj-è
Mar 30th, 2005, 12:31 AM
Sandy GUMULYA is replaced by Ayu Fani DAMAYANTI... it's confirmed..

Harju.
Mar 30th, 2005, 02:18 AM
Sandy GUMULYA is replaced by Ayu Fani DAMAYANTI... it's confirmed..
Ayu Fani replaced Romana Tedjakusuma.

Sandy Gumulya will not be playing [due to injury] but will still be on the team however Romana Tedjakusuma will be the "spare tyre" in case Ayu Fani declines the offer.

köj-è
Mar 30th, 2005, 05:47 AM
Ayu Fani replaced Romana Tedjakusuma.

Sandy Gumulya will not be playing [due to injury] but will still be on the team however Romana Tedjakusuma will be the "spare tyre" in case Ayu Fani declines the offer.
yeah that's the right one.. i have different perspection.. :o

GoDominique
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:19 PM
Any news on Widjaja and Prakusya? Will they play?

Shonami Slam
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:24 PM
nice tie - i hope the german battle it and win, even though they aren't very solid team. good luck to all girls!

tobi
Apr 2nd, 2005, 08:18 PM
"German Captain Barbara Rittner, taking charge of the team for the first time as they face Indonesia in a World Group II tie, has revealed that Marlene Weingartner will not be able to take part due to a back injury."

this is from fedcup website...

Harju.
Apr 2nd, 2005, 11:09 PM
Any news on Widjaja and Prakusya? Will they play?
Prakusya is positive playing, and the last I heard from the news is that Widjaja is unsure of playing. Might only be playing in double IMO. However, since Sandy Gumulya is out, it is unlikely they'd play Ayu Fani because Ayu Fani and Indonesian Tennis Federation are not really on good terms, or Romana Tedjakusuma, just because they've never planned to play her at all. But who knows. :shrug:

matthias
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:26 PM
ALG/Schruff are a great double
they reached Filderstadt final last year

Buitenzorg
Apr 7th, 2005, 12:14 AM
MMHHH....:eek:

I think Germany would probably has an edge to beat Indoensia :(

Harju.
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:29 PM
Angie will likely not be playing. The last news that I heard was that her injury acted up again and won't even be flying to Germany. Angie and her management will confirm with the PELTI (Indonesia Tennis Federation) by Sunday.

Seems like Indonesia are left with Wynne (slump), Romana (have not been playing for ages) and Ayu-Fani (injured). Germany, please be gentle with us. :unsure:

Paule22
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:40 PM
Rittner has nominated Schruff and Groenefeld for singles. Kloesel/Barna are the other two.

wawanaza
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:29 AM
wynne prakusya
ayu fani damayanti
romana tedjakusuma

angie n sandy not play (injury) !!!!!!!

kfh_9118
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:15 AM
Indonesia will need miracle to win this tie :angel:

Harju.
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:45 AM
I really really hope they'd let Ayu-Fani play for the sake of experience, because we are going to lose anyway. :tape:.

pan
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:11 PM
will there be a (german) tv-coverage? maybe on dsf? :confused: :angel:

pan
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:17 PM
Kerber hofft einen Fed-Cup-Einsatz

Henstedt-Ulzburg - Angélique Kerber (17), Topspielerin des Tennis-Zweitliga-Damenteams der TG Alsterquelle/Henstedt-Ulzburg, absolviert derzeit unter der Regie von Teamchefin Barbara Rittner im spanischen Marbella einen Vorbereitungslehrgang auf die Federation-Cup-Begegnung gegen Thailand :rolleyes: Ende April in Essen. Die Kieler Linkshänderin ist für den Vergleich in der Ruhrmetropole als Ersatzspielerin vorgesehen, hat aber nach der verletzungsbedingten Absage von Marlene Weingärtner Chancen, ins Aufgebot zu rutschen. "Angi ist fit und will sich in Spanien mit guten Leistungen aufdrängen", sagt Schleswig-Holsteins Verbandstrainer Herby Horst. Die TGA-Spielerin soll ab Anfang Mai das Zweitligateam der Henstedt-Ulzburgerinnen zum Klassenerhalt führen. mt

erschienen am 9. April 2005 in Norderstedt

pan
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:18 PM
07.04.2005:

DTB: „Man spielt das schon ´mal im Kopf durch“ Barbara Rittner gibt ihr Debüt als Fed Cup-Chefin

Hamburg (ots) - Hamburg - Gut zwei Wochen vor der Fed
Cup-Begegnung Deutschland – Indonesien (23. und 24. April) ist
Barbara Rittner, die in Essen ihr Debüt als Fed Cup-Chefin geben
wird, optimistisch, bei ihrer ersten Partie erfolgreich zu sein. Im
Interview äußert sie sich über ihre eigenen Erfahrungen als Fed
Cup-Spielerin, über Ihre Erwartungen an sich und ihre Mannschaft.

1992, beim 2:1-Finalsieg in Frankfurt gegen Spanien, haben Sie den
letzten Sieg einer deutschen Mannschaft hautnah miterlebt. Welche
Erinnerungen sind daran geblieben?

Das war natürlich ein tolles Gefühl, wobei es mit zuerst gar nicht
bewusst wurde, dass wir Mannschafts-Weltmeister sind. Erst später bei
der Siegerehrung und Tage danach bei den Empfängen habe ich es
wirklich wahrgenommen. Wir hatten mit Steffi Graf, Anke Huber, Sabine
Hack und mir ein tolles Team, allerdings mit einer klaren
Rollenverteilung. Steffi hat nahezu alle Aufmerksamkeit auf sich
gezogen, was für sie sicherlich anstrengend gewesen ist. Wir anderen
hatten dadurch etwas mehr Ruhe.

Sie haben 14 Jahre für das deutsche Fed Cup-Team gespielt. Mit
welchen Gefühlen setzten Sie sich nun als Kapitän auf die Bank?


Wirklich wissen werde ich das erst, wenn es soweit ist. Allerdings
kenne ich das bereits aus der Bundesliga. Natürlich freue ich mich
auf die neue Aufgabe, bin aber auch ein klein wenig nervös. Von
Vorteil ist sicherlich, dass ich zu den Spielerinnen ein gutes
Verhältnis habe

Haben Sie sich etwas spezielles vorgenommen?

Man spielt das schon mal im Kopf durch, aber grundsätzlich
entscheide ich eher intuitiv. Die Spielerinnen müssen je nach
Situation beruhigt oder motiviert werden. Meine Stärke sehe ich dabei
vor allem im taktischen Bereich und ich glaube schon, dass ich meinen
Spielerinnen den einen oder anderen wichtigen Tipp geben kann.

Seit Januar sind Sie Fed Cup-Chefin. Hat sich Ihr Leben dadurch
verändert?

Die größte Veränderung trat ein, als ich meine aktive Tennis-
Laufbahn beendet habe. Der Tagesablauf ist jetzt völlig anders. Ich
muss viel mehr planen, organisieren und telefonieren. Natürlich hatte
ich damit ein zuerst ein paar Schwierigkeiten und auch für die
Spielerinnen war es eine Umstellung von der Spielerin Rittner zum
Kapitän Rittner. Und auch wenn ich bisher ein durchweg positives Echo
erhalten habe ist mir klar, dass bis zu dem Moment, wo es auf den
Platz geht, noch einiges an Problemen zu lösen ist.

Ist es ein großer Vorteil für das deutsche Team, dass in Essen und
auf Sand gespielt wird?

Ja, das ist ein sehr großer Vorteil. Als wir 2003 in Indonesien
gespielt haben, waren die Vorraussetzungen extrem schwierig. Es war
40 Grad heiß und die Luftfeuchtigkeit betrug 100 Prozent. In Essen
spielen wir auf tiefem Sand, was den Indonesierinnen nicht
entgegenkommt, da sie alle auf Hartplätzen groß geworden sind. Sie
werden sicher versuchen, das durch eine frühe Anreise zu
kompensieren. Wenn die Stimmung aber nur annähernd so gut wird wie
beim Davis Cup in Sundern, haben wir tolle Rahmenbedingungen in
Essen.

Welche Erinnerungen verbinden Sie mit der Tennisanlage vom ETUF
Essen?

In der Bundesliga habe ich hier gespielt und früher war ich auch
hin und wieder bei Herren -Bundesligaspielen in Essen. Die schönste
Erinnerung habe ich aber an das Jahr 1991, als ich den Juniorinnen-
Wettbewerb von Wimbledon gewann und auf der Anlage vom ETUF geehrt
wurde. Die Vereinsanlage am Baldeneysee ist wirklich wunderschön.

Deutschland ist zur Zeit in der zweiten Weltgruppe. Ist das der
Platz, an den das Team gehört, und wie sehen die Perspektiven aus?

Realistisch betrachtet denke ich, dass dies momentan unserer
Leistungsfähigkeit entspricht. Mit einer Anna-Lena Grönefeld in guter
Form können wir aber jederzeit eine Überraschung schaffen. Gegen
Indonesien sind wir sicherlich leicht favorisiert.

Allgemein glaube ich, dass es hierzulande durchaus
Nachwuchsspielerinnen gibt, die den Sprung ins Team schaffen und uns
helfen können. Da sehe ich auch meine größte Baustelle. Wir müssen
die Jugendlichen individuell unterstützen, damit der Übergang zum
Damentennis für sie nicht so schwierig ist. Akutes Problem ist
natürlich, dass die finanziellen Mittel für die notwendige
Jugendförderung fehlen. Ich hoffe aber, dass es Sponsoren gibt, die
an den tollen Sport Tennis glauben und uns helfen, den Nachwuchs zu
fördern.


Bei Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an:
DTB-Pressestelle in Hamburg
Tel: 040 4117 8250 Fax: 040 4117 8255

Originaltext: DTB - Deutscher Tennis Bund e.V.
Digitale Pressemappe: http://presseportal.de/story.htx?firmaid=16996
Pressemappe via RSS : feed://presseportal.de/rss/pm_16996.rss2

pan
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:26 PM
will there be a (german) tv-coverage? maybe on dsf? :confused: :angel:


ok, weder dsf noch wdr sehen eine tv-übertragung vor. :sad:

Paule22
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:53 PM
LIVE gucken :)

Ich werde hoffentlich ein paar schöne Fotos schiessen können am Wochenende. Kerber ist vom Tisch. Laura Zelder muss mitmachen...

GoDominique
Apr 18th, 2005, 09:52 PM
I guess/hope WDR will have some coverage in their regular sports programs:

Saturday ca. 17:00
Sunday ca. 21:45

pan
Apr 21st, 2005, 01:58 PM
I guess/hope WDR will have some coverage in their regular sports programs:

Saturday ca. 17:00
Sunday ca. 21:45


you're right! :)

sonntag, 24.04., 21.45h, wdr: "sport im westen" hat den fed cup in essen zum (vermutlich kleinen) programmpunkt gemacht!

andre_janis
Apr 21st, 2005, 08:49 PM
any schedule released?

Buitenzorg
Apr 21st, 2005, 11:31 PM
5-0 for Germany I think

with the not 100% indonesian team, only a miracle for indoensia to win

crazillo
Apr 21st, 2005, 11:33 PM
I will go to Essen on Sunday...

Anybody wants to meet me there?

BTW, how do I get there fro mthe main train station?

wawanaza
Apr 22nd, 2005, 09:31 AM
go indonesia !!!

Guritna
Apr 22nd, 2005, 09:41 AM
I guess/hope WDR will have some coverage in their regular sports programs:

Saturday ca. 17:00
Sunday ca. 21:45

Gerade TV Spielfilm gecheck, ich sehe keinen live coverage. Schade. Hoffentlich WDR wird auch einbisschen bringen von regular sport programs. Viel glück, wynne, Romana, Ayu. :)

pan
Apr 22nd, 2005, 09:53 AM
Gerade TV Spielfilm gecheck, ich sehe keinen live coverage. Schade. Hoffentlich WDR wird auch einbisschen bringen von regular sport programs. Viel glück, wynne, Romana, Ayu. :)

tipp für die zukunft: derartige sport-programme werden meist spontan ins (regional-)fernsehprogramm aufgenommen und stehen selten schon bei redaktionsschluss der programmzeitschriften fest. immer kurz vorher netz oder videotext checken! :wavey:

HotSpot
Apr 22nd, 2005, 10:27 AM
GO INDONESIA !!!.............

( i believe in miracle... )

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:48 AM
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v Ayu-Fani Damayanti (INA)
Julia Schruff (GER) v Wynne Prakusya (INA)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v Wynne Prakusya (INA)
Julia Schruff (GER) v Ayu-Fani Damayanti (INA)
Anca Barna/Sandra Kloesel v Wynne Prakusya/Romana Tedjakusuma (INA)

Harju.
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:01 PM
:woohoo: Ayu-Fani plays for both ties. But don't hope for miracle :tape:. Germany will beat Indonesia flat out. I'm hoping someone watches the matches and hoping for a report.

crazillo
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:02 PM
I want to go on Sunday. :wavey: I just don't know how to get there from the main train station in essen. :confused:

Sadka
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:38 PM
:o Fight !! Indonesia

kfh_9118
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:22 PM
Good Luck Indonesia :)

Tati & Dani
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:59 PM
i think germany gonne win

Steff_forever
Apr 22nd, 2005, 02:06 PM
I'm wondering why Babsi favored Julia in the singles ...
Maybe Anca will never again play FC for her country now / :smash: for that decision, Babsi ...


I think it'll get much tighter than we expect, so Babsi should ask Katze Braasch to play with a peruke ! ;)

nitsansh
Apr 22nd, 2005, 03:42 PM
Germany v Indonesia Draw
The draw for the World Group II tie in Essen between Germany and Indonesia has been made:

Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v Ayu-Fani Damayanti (INA)
Julia Schruff (GER) v Wynne Prakusya (INA)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v Wynne Prakusya (INA)
Julia Schruff (GER) v Ayu-Fani Damayanti (INA)
Anca Barna/Sandra Kloesel (GER) v Wynne Prakusya/Romana Tedjakusuma (INA)

Indonesia's hopes of upsetting Germany in their Fed Cup tie in Essen starting on Saturday have been dented by the withdrawal
of their top ranked player Angelique Widjaja with a long-standing knee injury.

Widjaja, who has been out since last year's U.S. Open, had hoped to return after an operation but decided against making
the long trip to the tennis-crazy Western German city for World Group II tie. Her absence has left the visitors with only three players including 610th ranked 16-year-old Ayu-Fani Damayanti. Captain Suzanna Anggarkusuma has switched from a "non-playing" to a "playing" status in case of injury.

"I am ready for anything," she said. "But the chances of my playing are slim. I should be able to rely on my team."

Anggarkusuma, aged 42, has not played a competitive event since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Also in the Indonesian line-up is Romana Tedjakusuma, who has retired from top-class tennis but still plays on the U.S. national club scene from her new base in California. She quit three years ago to take a maths course at university and made only a brief return to the WTA Tour before stopping again.

"We have certainly had our problems and although we are ranked 10th in the Fed Cup rankings, one ahead of Germany, they
are very strong favourites," said Anggarkusuma. "But Indonesia always have plenty of determination and we always work hard for a good result even if our players are not so high ranking."

To put Indonesia's task into perspective, their highest ranked player Wynne Prakusya is ranked 422nd in the world while
Germany's lowest rated is Sandra Kloesel, who stands at 139. It promises to be comfortable debut for German skipper Barbara Rittner, who retired late last year and was appointed captain shortly afterwards in January.

"So far so good. I really like my new role but I guess I won't know how nervous I'll be until I sit down tomorrow and watch," she said. "I'm taking nothing for granted in this match of course, it's always dangerous to be in the position of favourites."

German women's tennis badly needs a boost too, with the country desperate to fill the massive gap left by Steffi Graf's retirement in 1999.

"From what I can see, we have no one aged between 15 and 18 who is likely to break into the world's top 10 or top 20 within
the next two years or so, which is what everybody wants," said Rittner.

"But this is a young team with plenty of potential and we shall have to be patient and see how they develop."

Her team is lead by 19-year-old Anna-Lena Groenefeld, who is ranked 47th in the world with Julia Schruff (ranked 104), Anca
Barna (123) and Kloesel making up the four.

The tie begins on Saturday (1200 GMT) with Groenefeld taking on the Indonesian number two Damayanti followed by Schruff
against Prakusya. The singles are then reversed on Sunday - barring any late change of mind by the captains - before Prakusya and Tedjakusuma and Germans Barna and Kloesel round off the contest with the doubles.

Paule22
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:00 PM
I want to go on Sunday. :wavey: I just don't know how to get there from the main train station in essen. :confused:

Es gibt eine S-Bahn vom Hauptbahnhof die fast vor die Haustür der Tennisanlage fährt. Wenn du von Düsseldorf kommst, dann lohnt es sich sogar, nicht bis nach Essen reinzufahren.

Es sind mit der S6 drei Stationen vom Hauptbahnhof, die Station heisst Essen-Hügel.

Komme auch morgen mit dem Flugzeug von Berlin eingeflogen, auf ein schönes Wochenende!

köj-è
Apr 23rd, 2005, 05:38 AM
4-1 for Germany i guess..

good luck Indonesia..

köj-è
Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:54 AM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1686_gallery.JPG

Schruff and Wynne..

Wynne.. :hearts:

HotSpot
Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:54 AM
3-2 for Ina... ;) ;) ;) :worship: :worship:

Nicky2002
Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:57 AM
Good luck Indonesia!

HotSpot
Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:58 AM
koj-e... jam berapa waktu jakarta pertandingan di mulai...?!

galadriel
Apr 23rd, 2005, 10:01 AM
Go Germany :kiss:

köj-è
Apr 23rd, 2005, 10:01 AM
jam 18.00 nik! live score bisa dilihat di www.fedcup.com (http://www.fedcup.com)

:) go Indonesia..

wawanaza
Apr 23rd, 2005, 10:33 AM
tp live score di fedcup lambat bangett !!

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:11 PM
Match started between Groenfeld and Damayanti

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:23 PM
1st rubber
Groenfeld vs. Damayanti *2-2

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:29 PM
1st rubber
Groenfeld vs. Damayanti *4-2

Carsten
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
6:3 3:0 Anna :)

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:59 PM
Anna lena leads 6/3 4/1 40/30 :D :D :D go germany!!

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:00 PM
6/3 5/1* germany :) :) one more game Anna Lena! GO

Carsten
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:06 PM
6:3 6:1... Statistics say it wasn't a very good Match, but Anna won :D

crazillo
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
ALG :D

Tommorow I will go and see her live for the first time! :bounce:

Carsten
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:27 PM
Schruff - Prakusya 6:1 2:0

rhz
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:33 PM
6-1 4-0 :( Come on Wynne!!!

GoDominique
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:35 PM
This tie is too one-sided :( people won't get much for their money :o

GoDominique
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:43 PM
6-1 6-0

köj-è
Apr 23rd, 2005, 05:26 PM
Indonesia won't win a match.. :sad:

Harju.
Apr 23rd, 2005, 05:48 PM
:haha:. Well there you have it. Expect the same trashing for Day 2.

Wynne needs to work her ass off if she wants to get back to top 200. :tape:. Ayu-Fani still has a long way to go.

Congrats Germany.

Harju.
Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:02 PM
Someone from Angie's forum posted brief report.

Ayu Fani's serve sucked.
Prakusya vs Schruff match was lots closer than the scoreline suggested.

Romana might be played tomorrow.

End of report.

crazillo
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:40 PM
Es gibt eine S-Bahn vom Hauptbahnhof die fast vor die Haustür der Tennisanlage fährt. Wenn du von Düsseldorf kommst, dann lohnt es sich sogar, nicht bis nach Essen reinzufahren.

Es sind mit der S6 drei Stationen vom Hauptbahnhof, die Station heisst Essen-Hügel.

Komme auch morgen mit dem Flugzeug von Berlin eingeflogen, auf ein schönes Wochenende!


Vielen, vielen Dank.

Komme über Köln, da ich keinen Bock habe umzusteigen.

Wahrscheinlich sehen wir uns sogar, sind bestimmt mit die eiznigen Fans (ist ja sogar freie Platzwahl). :p

Viel Spaß! :D

Steff_forever
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:36 AM
looks quite pleasant, Anna-Lena lds Wynne 5-0* :D
hopefully they get Austria or Argentina in the play-off w WG-I-rd1 losers ...
(or BEL without Juju and Kim)


go Anna-Lena ! 1st set 6-0 :bounce: must be boring for crazillo & Paule22, :rolleyes:

Guritna
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Wirklich peinlich ! gestern 6 1 6 0 und heute schon wieder 6 0 2 0 Tja sieht man uberhaupnicht sie war top 100. :sad: :sad:

Steff_forever
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:46 AM
ALG works towards a double bagel 6-0 3-0*

poor team INA, I hoped it would be tighter ...

Steff_forever
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:07 PM
Anna-Lena Grönefeld def. Wynne Prakusya 6-0 6-2

GER lds/def INA 3-0, :worship:

good look for play-up !

Harju.
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Congrats Germany :yeah:

At least it's not two donuts. :lol:. But Wynne fought hard and the score is very deceiving.

Hopefully Ayu-Fani is played.

Chunchun
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:10 PM
ALG :hearts: :hearts: :yeah:

Steff_forever
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Is Anca Barna allowed to replace Schruffi in the 4th rubber against Damayanti now ?

Steff_forever
Apr 24th, 2005, 02:03 PM
Anca Barna lds Romana Tedjakusuma 6-4 3-1 40-Adv*
(both players have replaced the scheduled ones)


tends to be the 4th vic after the 4th rubber

Steff_forever
Apr 24th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Anca Barna def. Romana Tedjakusuma 6-4 6-3 :yeah:
but seems much closer than the other 3 encounters ...
1:24 h

makes 4-0, Anca & Romana :worship: for fighting !

Orangina
Apr 24th, 2005, 03:32 PM
well done German team :D

shirgan
Apr 24th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Germany -Indonesia 4-1

5th rubber:
Parakusya/Tedjakusuma def. Schruff/Kloesel 7-6(5) 6-4

Vut
Apr 24th, 2005, 05:02 PM
Poor Indonesia!
.... :sad: Widjaja

tarah
Apr 24th, 2005, 08:31 PM
well done germany :bounce:

Paule22
Apr 25th, 2005, 12:12 AM
Hmm, it was very nice weekend in Essen. Worth all the money.

Saturday

It was a very hot day, and everybody was really overdressed. So in one break (not the tennis one :)) Barbara Rittner asked, if the ball kids could get out of their jackets. This was really appreciated by the ball kids and the crowd.

First match was Anna-Lena vs. Ayu-Fani Damayanti. Anna-Lena started very nervous and got broken, this was a surprise. But after a while Anna-Lena got better and better into the match and had some nice shots. Damayanti was without a chance in set 2.

Next was Julia Schruff vs. Wynne Prakusya and this was a very close one, although the score says something different. But Julia was able to make the important points, her game was sometimes very poor. So she made it and this was what she had to do.

This was the end of Saturday already after 3 hours, I waited some time for Anna-Lena but could not found her but at once she was standing right in front of me and I asked her for a foto with her and she was so kind to make one with me. I was very nervous and then I asked her something which I should not, something about Meghann Shaughnessys health. haha...god damn I was so nervous and happy. She was so kind to answer my question.

Essen is a quiet nice town, my hotel was near the main train station so it was very handy.

Sunday

On the second day Anna-Lena started again in a match against Wynne Prakusya and that was like the second set yesterday. No chance for Indonesia, I think Anna-Lena was bit angry because she wanted to double-bagle (or how is it called?!?). But no chance as I sad for Indonesia, that was very quick and good.

After Germany hat already won, team captains were able to exchange their players, so Anca Barna got the chance to play a singles match against Romana Tedjakusuma. Anca said after the match that she played very bad and have to improve her game but maybe because of that it was the most interesting match of the whole 2 days. Very nice and long rallies.

In the end there was the doubles and it was also a present for the about 50 supporters of Indonesia, which enjoyed their team all the weekend. Doubles Team of Indonesia played very well, with nice tactic so they deserved that win. Julia Schruff was a bit angry about her game but had some nice shots. Rittner gave her job away for this match to someone from the german fed cup team. But it was nice to see how happy all the girls are and this could be very helpful to get through relegation.

It was a very nice weekend as I said, the hospitality was very yummy, the matches were at many times very interesting. The Etuf Essen seems to be a very rich club and not only because of that it was very nice scene at the Baldeneysee.

I know my german is better but to apologize for my english, i uploaded some pictures at http://akstra.de/pics/galerien/essen230405/. If you want some of them in a bigger size, just pm me your email adress and the image-number.

pan
Apr 25th, 2005, 07:07 AM
thank you so much for this report! :wavey:

crazillo
Apr 25th, 2005, 04:26 PM
I can only underline what my fellow German tennisfan said. I thought that Barna's opponent deserved the win here. She hadn't played competetively in years and was so great for that IMO. Barna was very shaky and lost many points because of stupid play. The doubles was great though.

Kinda funny was beofre the mtches started that one ballkid took a drink out of the "fridge" on the court and one ballgirl said "put it back, PUT IT BACK, PUUUT IIIIT BAAACK :devil:" and we all had to laugh, because they quarreled for minutes. :p

Barna broke a string of her racquet and her replacement looked so dirty and ugly. :lol:

Paule22
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Let's hope for Austria or similar.