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tobi
Apr 13th, 2005, 09:02 PM
World Group I 2005
1st Round
Circolo Tennis Brindisi, Brindisi, Italy
Stadium Capacity: 3000
23 April - 24 April 2005
Day 1: 1330hrs (GMT 1130hrs)
Day 2: 1130hrs (GMT 0930hrs)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Dunlop Fort Duck

Italy-Offical

Flavia Pennetta
Francesca Schiavone
Tathiana Garbin
Maria-Elena Camerin
Captain:Corrado Barazzutti

Russia-Offical

Elena Dementieva
Anastasia Myskina
Elena Bovina :)
Dinara Safina

Pennetta vs. Myskina will be key match of this i think,Flavia's clay court form and Anastasia's form of 2005...

Ellery
Apr 13th, 2005, 11:26 PM
Go Team Italy!

takaja
Apr 14th, 2005, 08:47 AM
Good luck Italy :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

On clay you can try to win! :yeah:

Shoulderpova
Apr 14th, 2005, 10:52 AM
Go Russia :kiss: :smooch:

GABRIEL
Apr 14th, 2005, 11:25 PM
Russia is by far favourite, BUT Flavia can beat Anastasia and Francesca, when she is on (this year it is not happening so often :sad: ) can beat both Myskina and Dementieva. I think russians could leave Myskina out and ask Petrova or Safina to play....

jonny84
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:39 PM
Clay is going to be awakard I think for the Russians.

Flavia can be very dangerous on it!!!!

goldenlox
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:07 PM
Right now the Russian team is Lena D., Lena B., Dinara, and Vera D.

crazillo
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:39 PM
I think Russia might lose this. Italy is probably the 4th strongest team in the whole competition.

goldenlox
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Lena D. played well today. Lena B. is top 15.
If they're both healthy next weekend, there are no excuses.

Grohl
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:37 PM
good luck to the italian team! I'll be cheering for ya!

Wombat
Apr 20th, 2005, 06:53 AM
Go Russies!

Mana
Apr 20th, 2005, 08:48 AM
Go Nadia!

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 20th, 2005, 10:00 AM
Udachi Russia. :D

Ellery
Apr 20th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Well, Flavia is dangerous, but Francesca hasn't been playing very well recently

takaja
Apr 21st, 2005, 08:18 AM
Unfortunately Flavia has some problems with her right foot and she will not play :sad:

She has been replaced by Mara Santangelo.

Tati & Dani
Apr 21st, 2005, 12:31 PM
I think Russia gonne win with 4-1

tobi
Apr 21st, 2005, 02:01 PM
Russians Target Repeat Victory

Having waited 42 years to win the Fed Cup for the first time, Russia appear to be developing a taste for it.

With five players in the top 10, and with three current grand slam champions from whom to choose, the Russians go into this year's event knowing that they have a great chance of defending the title they won so superbly against France in Moscow.

And that, according to Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Myskina, is exactly what they intend to do.

"I think we have a very strong team and we have a good chance again this year," Dementieva said.

"We had to wait a long time to win it and maybe we can win it again."

Dementieva will lead Russia in their first-round tie against Italy in Brindisi, while Elena Bovina and Dinara Safina, ranked 14 and 37 respectively, will also play.

Though Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova has yet to make her debut for Russia, and both Myskina and US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will be missing, Russia still have a formidable side for this tie. And when they are all fit and available, as Russian fans will be hoping is the case later in the year, they look even stronger.

They'll need to be at their best, though, since the United States, whom they could meet in the semifinals, are unleashing world number one Lindsay Davenport and the Williams sisters on the competition for the first time since 1999, when, incidentally, they beat Russia in the final.

However, not even the strongest American team in years appears to have unsettled the Russians.

"It's exciting to compete against the best players," Dementieva said.

"Of course we have to play Italy first but if we get through that we will maybe play the USA, and then hopefully we can win that too."

Myskina, who beat Dementieva to win the French Open last year, said Russia's strength in depth was helping them build a team which could dominate the event for several years.

"It's tough, because we have so many players and they all want to play singles, so you don't want to sit on the bench," she said.
"But there's a lot of competition between the Russian girls and it's making us stronger."

Their victory over France in last year's final proved a huge success with the people in Russia, Dementieva said.

"I think it meant a lot," she said. "Most people in Russia don't really know how the WTA Tour works, they really just know the Olympic Games and team events, so the Fed Cup is very important there."

Dementieva, who also lost out in the US Open final last year, was not part of the team that beat France in the final, and said she was delighted to be back.

"For me it has always been a very important tournament," she said. "I participated in the Fed Cup for almost all of the years since I started playing, except last year. I always said, I am ready to play whenever and wherever.

"Now I am in the team again and I'm very excited."

Daniel
Apr 21st, 2005, 11:52 PM
Go Russia :bigclap :D

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:35 AM
Dementieva will lead Russia in their first-round tie against Italy in Brindisi, while Elena Bovina and Dinara Safina, ranked 14 and 37 respectively, will also play.

Though Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova has yet to make her debut for Russia, and both Myskina and US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will be missing,

:confused:

So Nastya won't play?

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:43 AM
Safina Chosen for RussiaThe draw for the Italy v Russia World Group I first round tie has been made in Brindisi. Dinara Safina will make her Fed Cup debut for Russia in Saturday's first match against Francesca Schiavone. Despite being injured, Flavia Pennettta still turned up to support the hosts, who must be starting to think they have a chance against a weaker Russian team than expected.

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Dinara Safina (RUS)
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) v Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) v Dinara Safina (RUS)
Tathiana Garbin/Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Elena Bovina/Elena Dementieva (RUS)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:44 AM
Fartischev does it again :o

Lena B should have played Schiavone

go Dinara ;) :D :)
lets go Oafette :)

takaja
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:12 PM
Good luck Italy! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

People of Brindisi, support our girls! :yeah:

saab95
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:12 PM
Good start in FC, Dinara!

Mathijs
Apr 22nd, 2005, 02:56 PM
Udachi & Davai Russia!!! :bounce:

nitsansh
Apr 22nd, 2005, 03:35 PM
Safina Chosen for Russia
The draw for the Italy v Russia World Group I first round tie has been made in Brindisi.

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Dinara Safina (RUS)
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) v Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) v Dinara Safina (RUS)
Tathiana Garbin/Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Elena Bovina/Elena Dementieva (RUS)

Defending champions Russia have travelled to the port city of Brindisi to take on Italy in the opening round of the 2005 Fed Cup. Russia, who defeated France 3-2 in Moscow last November, have had nearly six months to savour their country’s first-ever Fed Cup win. And, with eight women in the current top 20, Russia has the tools to dominate this competition for many years to come. A first step on that road would be a victory over Italy this weekend, but the Italians at home could be difficult to defeat, even though they will play without two of their top three players.

Italy’s No. 1 and best Fed Cup player in history, Silvia Farina-Elia will turn 33 next week and has retired from Fed Cup after a very successful nine year career. Brindisi-born Flavia Penetta, a crowd favourite here, has also had to pull out of the tie due an injury sustained last week in Charleston although she was on-hand today to support her team at the official draw.

Italian captain Corrado Barrazutti has chosen Italy’s No. 2 player Francesca Schiavone to lead the team and she will open the tie on Saturday against Dinara Safina, who makes her Fed Cup debut for Russia. Safina, who will turn 19 next week, was a surprising choice for Russian Captain Shamil Tarpischev as she is ranked 24 places lower than teammate Elena Bovina. But the young Russian, sister of Australian Open champion Marat Safin, seems relaxed and ready to play. Second singles for Italy will be played by No. 66 ranked Tathiana Garbin who will face the world No. 5 Elena Dementieva in the final match on Saturday.

On Sunday, Dementieva, with an 11-3 record in Fed Cup, will take on Schiavone in the opening match followed by Tathiana Garbin against Dinara Safina. Dementieva is making a return to Fed Cup having not competed since the 2003 quarterfinals and seems eager to be back and in good form. For Sunday’s concluding doubles, Italy has nominated Garbin and Schiavone while Russia has nominated Elena Bovina and Dementieva. The nominations for Sunday can be changed according to Fed Cup Rules.

The weather could factor into the weekend as the heel of Italy has been experiencing cool, windy and wet conditions all week, but the forecast is more promising for the weekend for the good crowds that are expected on both days.

While Italy has home court advantage at the Circolo Tennis Brindisi, the red clay surface does not disadvantage Russia’s women whose depth and skill make them difficult opponents wherever they play. Last year's Roland Garros champion and world No. 6 Anastasia Myskina was set to lead the Russian team, but, like Penetta, she suffered an injury in Charleston that forced her to withdraw from the tie on Tuesday. Surely the pressure of defending so many points at Roland Garros factored into her decision but there was no suggestion of any hard feelings among the Russian squad here in Brindisi.

“Both teams are without some of their top players,” said Russian Captain Shamil Tarphischev. “But both teams are strong with good players and the tie will be very competitive.”

Whatever the surface, the Russians can field a formidable team including Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova and US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. Although Sharapova has not as yet played for Russia, she has indicated that she will make herself available for future ties and both she and Kuznetsova have better records on fast surfaces.

This is the third meeting between the two nations with Russia leading the series 2-0, but the nations have not met since 1980. Russia won its only Fed Cup title last year in Moscow, but lost in the final on four other occasions (1988, 1990, 1999, 2001). Italy’s best results are two semifinal finishes in 1999 and 2001. The winner of this tie will play the winner of the USA v Belgium match taking place in Delray Beach this weekend and, whether the winner is Russia or Italy, they will have home advantage for that important semifinal tie.

The 2005 Fed Cup first round marks the first year of the new format, mirroring the home-and-away format that has proven so successful in Davis Cup. The final has also been moved inside the WTA Tour calendar to the week following the US Open, a step that has allowed the Tour with the help of the ITF to shorten the season by two weeks.

“We look forward to a positive future for Fed Cup,” said ITF Executive Vice President Juan Margets who is in Brindisi for this important first round tie.

“This is the right format for Fed Cup and we are confident that, over the next few years, we will see this competition restored to its rightful lustre. Understanding the demands of the long season, we were also delighted to be able to work with the WTA Tour to shorten the season for the benefit of the players.”

goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:02 PM
The Russian #9 is scheduled to play 2 matches.
This will test Russia's depth.

Dementieva-fan
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:07 PM
Go Russia!!!! :bounce:

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2005, 05:04 PM
Go Italy!!!!! Go Francesca!!!! :bounce:

smarties
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:24 PM
Fartischev does it again :o

Lena B should have played Schiavone

go Dinara ;) :D :)
lets go Oafette :)


I agree, what he's she like 8-0 against her???

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 03:02 AM
I agree, what he's she like 8-0 against her???

Elena B is 8-2 against Fran winning their last four meetings so it is a bit odd Dinara's playing instead. Maybe because Fran easily won their only meeting on clay last year in Warsaw. :unsure:

Too bad Silvia decided to hang up her sneakers in Fed Cup play. Italy would have a much better chance with the top Russians stars absent. They can win but it will be difficult. Fran has not played for a while and Tax has not been in the best of form. Hopefully they'll find their games this weekend.
Also, why was Roby left off the team? :confused: She's Italy's best doubles player, unbeaten in Fed Cup play. Strange.

Anyways, good luck to the Italians. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Forza Ragazze!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

LucasArg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:58 AM
Forza Italia!!! :bounce:

I am argentinian but my family comes from Italy! :hearts:

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 08:16 AM
TV schedule:

Italy : RAI Sport
Day 1 : From 11:30 Live
Day 2 : From 09:30 Live

Comment : All times given in GMT
Italy : RAI
Day 1 : 1 Hour Highlights
Day 2 : 1 Hour Highlights

Comment : Times yet to be decided


Russia : NTV Plus
Day 1 : From 11:30 Live
Day 2 : From 09:30 Live

Comment : All times given in GMT
Russia : RTR
Day 1 : From 14:30 Delayed
Day 2 : From 12:30 Delayed

Comment : All times given in GMT

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 08:17 AM
Rai sport is being broadcast here:
http://www.fastweb.it/streaming/raisport.asx

but perhaps there is differnce between the raisports on the net and on television

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 10:44 AM
I think in 2 hours

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:04 AM
i hope safina can give russia a lead..so dementtieva wont feel that much pressure

Clai
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:38 AM
Go Russia!

Mathijs
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:55 AM
no scores yet??, GO Dinara hope u can win the first match for Russia, will be back here later on today to check the scores (including Lena D's score)

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:57 AM
no scores yet??, GO Dinara hope u can win the first match for Russia, will be back here later on today to check the scores (including Lena D's score)
matches start in half an hour

Darop.
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:12 PM
18 minutes left :D

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:30 PM
Go Russia :bigclap:

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:31 PM
Go Dinara :bigclap: :bigclap:

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:32 PM
Good luck Dinara

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:38 PM
wow Lucas, your avatar :bowdown: :inlove: :hearts: :bowdown:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:40 PM
come on safina and dementieva

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:40 PM
Schiavone starts with an ace :bolt:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:41 PM
come on Dina :)

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:41 PM
Italy holds to love 1-0*
C'mon Russia :bounce:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:41 PM
come on russia..where to get scores?

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:42 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOO DINA AND RUSSIA!! :bowdown: :bowdown: Hold! :kiss:

Principessa
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:42 PM
Go Dina! :)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:43 PM
dinara...
who is watching this matcH?
is dementieva on the court side/?

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:45 PM
break her Dina ;)

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:47 PM
Thx Five
Fed Cup site no livescores for this tie? :confused:

Principessa
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:47 PM
dinara...
who is watching this matcH?
is dementieva on the court side/?
You can watch the match here -

http://www.fastweb.it/streaming/raisport.asx (http://www.fastweb.it/streaming/raisport.asx)

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:48 PM
bp for Russia :D

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
Schiavone held, Dina wasted a bp :(

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:51 PM
2/1 francesca HOLD DINA!!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:52 PM
safina looks so great today..i mean her tnnis

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:53 PM
safina is having problems if the rally is long!

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:54 PM
15/15 on dina's serve :) ACE HER!
I follow this match on Fed Cup's live score, it works for me :confused:

Mathijs
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:54 PM
Pls Dina FIGHT!! :bounce:

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:55 PM
Now break her Dina :D 2-2

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:55 PM
Oafette held 2-2 :)
now break her

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:55 PM
dina held 2/2! time to break her! :kiss: go!!

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:56 PM
15/15 on dina's serve :) ACE HER!
I follow this match on Fed Cup's live score, it works for me :confused:
They forgot to put the "LIVESCORE" stickie next to the Italy-Russia tie, found the scores eventually ;)

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:56 PM
break her Dina :kiss:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:56 PM
30-15 fransesca

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:57 PM
2-3...now hold girl

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:57 PM
3-2 italy

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:58 PM
hold now Dina :scared:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:58 PM
did anyone see dementieva
i didnt..
im sure she is practising

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:02 PM
Damn it, Dina broken 2-4 :(

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:02 PM
0-15 safina error(thanks to moonball)
15-15 frans error
15-30 double fault
30-30 fransessca error
30-40(safina nervous)

gaem italia

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:02 PM
Dina broken :mad:

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:02 PM
FRAN BROKE 4*/2 FOR ITALY :( :( :( :( :mad: :ma: fight dina!!!!! you can't lose this match!!

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:03 PM
AUstria-France 1-0 LOL

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:03 PM
Dina :fiery:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:04 PM
i hate moonballs!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:04 PM
good volley safina 15-15

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:05 PM
15-30 4-2 ilaty

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:05 PM
break her now Dina :fiery: :fiery:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:06 PM
i hate th commentor

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:06 PM
bp safina..COME ON russia!

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:07 PM
i also hate moonballs azmad88 :p
BP FOR DINA: TAKE IT!!! :bowdown: :bowdown:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
duce

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
bp safina again

takaja
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
Go Francesca! :bounce:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
deuce

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
bp again
deuce :mad:

saki
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
Schiavone's playing really well.

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
adv dina: another opportunity to break :) udachi!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:09 PM
i hate this sooo onesided commentator.

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:09 PM
ad ilaty

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:09 PM
game italie 5-2*

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:10 PM
Forza Francesca!!!! :bounce:

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:10 PM
2-5 Come on Dina, you must fight, this is Fed Cup

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:10 PM
Go Francesca!

Principessa
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:10 PM
Fight Dina! :(

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:11 PM
fight dina!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:12 PM
dinara's mental is abit weak..15-0 dinara

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:12 PM
it's 3rd bp wasted by dina in this match :mad: :mad: :mad: fIGHT dINA§§ YOU MUST HOLD NOWW! DON't let her take this set! :bigclap:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:12 PM
15-15 ( 2-5)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:13 PM
Safina Missed An Easy Volley/overhead!!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:14 PM
Dina :o:o

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:15 PM
* 5-3 italy

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
must break now Dina :fiery:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
0-15 now
doublefault fran

Wta_Spider
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) v Elena Dementieva (RUS)


how garbin plays on CLAY??

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:17 PM
if im in italy now..the first person i meet will be this commentator and strangle them>!!
so irritating and onesided

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:17 PM
15-30

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:18 PM
30-30( threntapary- in ilaty for 30-30)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:18 PM
Bp dinara..
she need to take it!!!!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:18 PM
bp for Dinara
of course she'll waste it :rolleyes:

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:19 PM
if im in italy now..the first person i meet will be this commentator and strangle them>!!
so irritating and onesided
I wonder why ? :)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:19 PM
drop shot ...making it deuce!
i seriously will kill this commntator

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:20 PM
set point :o:o

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:20 PM
set point!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:20 PM
Deuce

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:20 PM
back to deuce

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:21 PM
break point safina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:21 PM
bp :scared:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:21 PM
duece

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
deuce :rolleyes:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
set point thanks to stupid ace

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
sp :o:o

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
deuce

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:23 PM
BRAVA SAfinA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
good passing shot
i thought she lost that point
deuce

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:23 PM
great pass Dina to save set pt ;)

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:23 PM
bp :unsure:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:23 PM
another passing shot to bring BP!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:24 PM
deuce :retard:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:24 PM
DEUCE...parita..

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:24 PM
damn banshee saved bp :(

come on dina

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:25 PM
safina almost cried ther

setpoint frans

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:25 PM
WTF the Italian commentators say something like Dinara is Belarussian :retard: :confused:
someone confirm please :p

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:26 PM
i heard VAMOS from safina
deuce!!!!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:26 PM
deuce :yawn:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:26 PM
VAMOS AGAIn!
bp russia

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:27 PM
bp :yawn:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:27 PM
deuce agaiN!!!1!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:27 PM
deuce :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:27 PM
Oafette keeps missing her chances :mad:

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:28 PM
This is quite a match, with all the drama going on...bps,sps wasted

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:28 PM
bp safina!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:28 PM
bp #8 for Dinara in this set :yawn:

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:28 PM
You can watch the match here -

http://www.fastweb.it/streaming/raisport.asx (http://www.fastweb.it/streaming/raisport.asx)

Thanks for the link! :D

Vai Francesca! :banana:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
BRAK safina
\yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

5-4* italy

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
at last Dina breaks :D

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
she breaks :eek: :bolt:
must hold now Dina ;)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
that game last nearly 15 minutes i think?
was i right?

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
Well done DInara :D ;) 4-5 great fight

AnDyDog621
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
HOLD now, Safina

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:30 PM
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) v Elena Dementieva (RUS)


how garbin plays on CLAY??

Tax is very good on clay but she hasn't been in the best of form and will have her hands full with Elena. She beat Justine in Paris last year so there's always hope. :)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:30 PM
15-0 safina

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:31 PM
15-0

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:31 PM
15-15

guincepary

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:31 PM
15-15 :scared:

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:31 PM
30-15

takaja
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:32 PM
I've some problems with WM Player and I'm not able to see the match, but i know the commentators: I don't like Luca Bindi effectively, but Lea Pericoli isn't bad.

:wavey:

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:32 PM
40-15 :unsure:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:32 PM
vamos 40-15

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:33 PM
nice easy game 5-5 :D :)

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:33 PM
Dinara levels 5-5 :worship:
now break her :kiss:

Andy.
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:33 PM
Come on Dinara

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:33 PM
game
5-5

they dont give props to safina after this great game

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:33 PM
Vamos Dinara :bigclap: :bigclap:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
15-0 unfair ace

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
miss hit
30-0

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:35 PM
30-15 ( tent=rquidicry

takaja
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:35 PM
Fight Francesca! You can win this! :bounce:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:35 PM
40-15

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:35 PM
game itali 6-5*
come on russia
tie braker!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:36 PM
must hold now Dinara :scared:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:36 PM
WOw..fed cup allows coach to talk to players!
this is the first time i am seeing it!

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:37 PM
Forza Franny! :D

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:37 PM
15-0 safina!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:38 PM
why do the commentators say "Belarussian" all the time? :rolleyes:

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:38 PM
30-0

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:38 PM
TAKE THAT u commentators!!
they thought fran won the point
so they said brava
then safina chase and won the point!
ahhahaha

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:39 PM
yup i notice that too
bellarussian

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:39 PM
30-15 :scared:

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:39 PM
30/0 on dina's serve ! :hug: go! :bowdown: hold :bowdown:

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:40 PM
30-30 :sad:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:40 PM
30-30

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:41 PM
set point itlay!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:41 PM
sp :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:41 PM
Dina blows a 30-0 lead :mad:
set pt :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:41 PM
Dina :fiery: 5-7 :(

Lady
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the link!
The covarage is great!!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:42 PM
safina missed an easy volley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
first set italy!!!
russian camp look worrried
7-5

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:42 PM
dina lost 1st set 7/5 :mad: :mad: after all the efforts she made to come back from 3*/5 to 5/5 :bigcry:

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:43 PM
Brava Francesca!!! :woohoo:

She just loves this red stuff. ;)

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:43 PM
take her in 3 dina!! :bowdown: you can win, go!

takaja
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:43 PM
Francesca :yeah: :bounce:

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:44 PM
Dina :sad:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:44 PM
i wish this commentator will shut up
i mean the lady!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:45 PM
0-15

Joana
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:45 PM
It's a very entertaining match! I like both ladies, but I'll go with Francesca here. The effort she is putting in is amazing!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:45 PM
15-15

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:45 PM
30-15

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:46 PM
safina threw her racquet

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:46 PM
40-30

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:47 PM
i hate this lady..
can anyone tell me who she is

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:47 PM
Dinara :o:o

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:48 PM
0-15!

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:48 PM
Francesca :yeah: :bounce:

Hi Mate :wavey:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:48 PM
WINNER From SAfina

although no italian clap for it
i think it was great
15-15

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:49 PM
hold dina :bigclap:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:49 PM
a great point from safina
the commentators said nothing

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:50 PM
uno - uno
1-1
im learnign italian

AnDyDog621
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:50 PM
didn't the commentator just say Bravo to Dinara's winner?

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:50 PM
1/1 fran to serve BREAK HER DINARA!!!

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:50 PM
wow angry safina
she pointed at the line!!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:51 PM
break now Dina :wavey:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:51 PM
yup he said brava
the points b4 he didnt
thr was one good one

and th lady is the one i hate!@

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:51 PM
30-15
C'mon Dinara :bounce:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:52 PM
thats why i like US Open compared to other tourny..
but this one
they are soo onesidd
probably because thy are playing 4 their countires

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:53 PM
duo - uno
2-1 italu

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:53 PM
What a stab backhand volley by Miss Fine! :eek: :worship: :D

saki
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:54 PM
Schiavone has such an amazing backhand :eek:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:54 PM
that one i have to clap frans
good point

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:55 PM
grat safina passing shot
and this stupid lady commntator..is killing me..

daniela86
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:55 PM
dina, fight! :bigclap: what a pity me can't watch this match live! it seems to be a great match :)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:55 PM
rturn winner
15-15

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:56 PM
double fault!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:56 PM
Dinara in trouble again :mad:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:56 PM
15-40
she looks tired and sad

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:57 PM
*2-1 italy!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:57 PM
should have played Bovina
even a 50% Bovina would have scared the shit out of her

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:57 PM
Dinara looking rattled.

Tighten the noose Francesca! ;)

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:58 PM
*3-1 italy!

Shoulderpova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:58 PM
Dinara gives up
oh great :rolleyes:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:58 PM
quindycipary

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:59 PM
should have played Bovina
even a 50% Bovina would have scared the shit out of her

Eggy, I wouldn't go that far but it was an odd choice. :)

saki
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:59 PM
If Dinara loses, will they play Bovina for the reverse singles? Probably not because they're stubborn like that..

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:00 PM
no confidence from russian camp
dementieva need to do alot

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:01 PM
Eggy, I wouldn't go that far but it was an odd choice. :)

with Fartischev, odd choices are always made :rolleyes:
seems like he's got the job for life cos no one will remove him either and he's never gonna go :o

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:01 PM
some hope
bp

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:01 PM
deuce

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:02 PM
i will seriously kill the commentators
is he annoying me alone?

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:02 PM
4-1 ilaty

AnDyDog621
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:03 PM
i will seriously kill the commentators
is he annoying me alone?

i don't want to kill them, but i rather have them not talk..

jogoss_78
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:04 PM
dinara :sad: fight please

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:04 PM
we need a miracle.
dmentieva soal pleae enter dinara's body
ur usual 1-4 comebakc

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:06 PM
Lena just has to do her job twice
and then someone has to beat whoever Italy plays tomorrow.

sounds simple but is it :o :scared:

GoSandrine
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:06 PM
I love the commentators even though I don't understand a word they're saying. :lol:

Italian is such a beautiful language. :hearts:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:07 PM
this is th ebusiest thread

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:08 PM
0-30

Mathijs
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:08 PM
C'mon Dina FIGGGHT!!! :bounce:

saki
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:08 PM
Lena just has to do her job twice
and then someone has to beat whoever Italy plays tomorrow.

sounds simple but is it :o :scared:

No, Lena D needs to do her job three times - if she wins both her matches and the doubles with Lena B, Russia wins. If Schiavone can beat Lena D as well, Russia are suddenly in a bit of trouble. That said, Italy don't have a great doubles team - they don't have their doubles specialist Vinci around, so I think Russia ought to take the doubles whatever happens.