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tobi
Apr 13th, 2005, 09:06 PM
World Group I 2005
1st Round
Werzer Arena, Portschach, AUT
Stadium Capacity: 1600
23 April - 24 April 2005
Day 1: 1200hrs (GMT 1000hrs )
Day 2: 1000hrs (GMT 0800hrs)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Wilson Double Core

Austria-Offical

Yvonne Meusburger
Sybille Bammer
Sandra Klemenschits
Tamira Paszek
Captain:Alfred Tesar

France-Offical :eek:

Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce :hearts:
Tatiana Golovin
Nathalie Dechy
Captain:Georges Goven

Look at difference between highest rank player of Austria and Lowest rank player of France :tape:

Ellery
Apr 13th, 2005, 11:22 PM
This sort of looks unfair for the Austrian team :tape:

Lapin
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:42 PM
Tatiana has withdrawn according to the FFT website and Virginie Razzano is playing instead....

http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/autriche/

patricio
Apr 18th, 2005, 09:28 PM
Tatiana has withdrawn according to the FFT website and Virginie Razzano is playing instead....

http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/autriche/
aNYWAY FRANCE WILL WIN, Pierce and Mauresmo will win in like 2 seconds

nave 2
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:00 PM
Yvonne Meusberger (AUT) v Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Yvonne Meusberger (AUT) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Sandra Klemenschits/Yvonne Meusberger (AUT) v Mary Pierce/Virginie Razzano (FRA)

LafandeMary
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:20 PM
Why Dechy? :mad:
Mary plays so better :rolleyes:

suzie
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:35 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050422/050422121744.01f7z82t0b.jpg
AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR

ALLEZ LES BLEUS!

"Someone" was afraid of missing the picture! :lol:

Tati & Dani
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:58 PM
no tati :sobbing:

nitsansh
Apr 22nd, 2005, 03:01 PM
Austrians Face Tough Task Against France
The draw has been made for Austria v France World Group I tie in Portschach, Austria :

Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) v Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Sandra Klemenschits/Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) v Mary Pierce/Virginie Razzano (FRA)

French Fed Cup captain Georges Goven says he will be looking to stamp out any complacency this weekend as his team contest what looks like an extremely one-sided first round encounterwith Austria.

Fed Cup finalists for the past two years - winning the competition in 2003, before losing narrowly to Russia in 2004 - the French line up with four players from the world's top 40. World No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo spearheads the attack, followed by Nathalie Dechy (15), former French and Australian Open winner Mary Pierce (27) and Virginie Razzano (36).

Austria, on the other hand, has been hard hit by the retirements of Barbara Schett and Patricia Wartusch, as well as the ongoing injury problems of Barbara Schwartz, who has been out of action since injuring an Achilles tendon in November. In their place, Austrian captain Alfred Tesar has been forced to concentrate on youth, most notably with the inclusion of 14-year-old debutant Tamira Paszek.

In a surprise announcement on Friday, Tesar said Paszek would be playing in the singles rubbers on Saturday at the expense of the more experienced world No. 155 Sybille Bammer - a decision which prompted Bammer to withdraw from the squad.

"I think Amelie Mauresmo's playing style would not be so good for Sybille," Tesar said on Friday after being forced to promote reserve player Daniella Klemenschits to the team. "I told Sybille of my decision in the morning. She accepted it but has decided to leave here, so I had to change the team."

In Saturday's opening singles rubber, Dechy has been drawn against Yvonne Meusburger -- the highest ranked Austrian squad
member at 131st in the world. In the second rubber, Mauresmo will take on Paszek, in a potentially lop-sided encounter between the French star and the Austrian schoolgirl. On Sunday the teenager will then face Dechy before Meusburger goes up against Mauresmo. Meusburger and Sandra Klemenschits are finally due to meet Pierce and Razzano in the closing doubles match.

Given the relative weakness of his side, Tesar insisted that just winning a set against the French would be a form of success.
His French counterpart, however, was keen to play down that suggestion.

"I know Tesar and he's a smart guy who's probably playing a lot on that. It's all part of the psychological war that goes on
at these events but we'll just try to stay concentrated," said Goven. "Obviously our girls know that they are favourites and the
worse thing would be if they go on court over-confident, because that could stop them playing their normal tennis. We know on the day many things can happen, so it's my job to make sure the girls don't fall into any traps."

Mauresmo certainly seemed to be reading from the same script as she contemplated Saturday's match against her schoolgirl
opponent.

"I don't know too much about her," said the world No. 3. "But we weren't too surprised about her nomination because we'd seen the way she was training all week. Obviously when you don't know your opponent, you just have to concentrate on what you do best, on your own game and what you're able to do. That's something we'll have to do anyway all weekend. Obviously on paper we're the strongest team but we have to make sure that it happens on the court as well."

As well as having a clear advantage when it comes to their individual members, the French team would appear to have history
on their side. France and Austria have met four times in the Fed Cup, with Austria so far failing to win a single rubber.

*Jean*
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:18 PM
Why Dechy? :mad:
Mary plays so better :rolleyes:

MDR
Il doit l'économiser :rolleyes: J'aurais préféré qu'Amélie joue pas...pffff une gamine de 14 ans et Meusberger, faut pas abuser :rolleyes:

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:59 PM
Allez la France!!!! :bounce:

Lapin
Apr 22nd, 2005, 05:56 PM
From Yahoo.fr:

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050422/050422134222.bcqsdk9j1b.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050422/050422145224.bupsasmx0b.jpg


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050422/050422123444.td2kcw9w0b.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050422/050422134222.bcqsdk9j0b.jpg


Plus there are lots more great pics on that website we're not supposed to mention! :secret: ;)

Lapin
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:44 PM
A few more from the FFT website:



http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/autriche/

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid165/p39f457e70be1115b0c4d0e8f2c335759/f4610f11.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/autriche/album1/images/03.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/autriche/album1/images/04.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/autriche/album1/images/05.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/autriche/album1/images/06.jpg

Lapin
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:53 PM
Even more pics on FedCup.com!!

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1647_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1650_gallery.JPG

Lapin
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:57 PM
The Austrian team:
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1648_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1649_gallery.JPG

LucasArg
Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:59 AM
This one is like the USA/Belgium tie. France is gonna crush those girls.

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 08:32 AM
TV schedule:

Austria : ORF
Day 1 : From 10:00
Day 2 : From 08:00

Comment : All live until decided.
All times given in GMT.


France : Sport +
Day 1 : From 10:00
Day 2 : From 08:00

Comment : All times given in GMT

silverwhite
Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:06 AM
What happened to Guy Forget? :confused:

Linnie
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:12 AM
Matches now LIVE:

http://www.tw1.at/livestream.htm

:)

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:18 AM
Matches now LIVE:

http://www.tw1.at/livestream.htm

:)
They don't show any tennis there..

Linnie
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:29 AM
They were until about five minutes ago :( Probably lost the live feed....

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:30 AM
Yvonne! won a game :eek: :)

GO Austria!!

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:32 AM
They were until about five minutes ago :( Probably lost the live feed....
:( mmm

Klurt
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:41 AM
Dechy - Meusburger 3-3 :o

Klurt
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:44 AM
And Meusburger has 3 breakpoints at 0-40 on Dechy's serve....
First is gone 15-40
And Yvonne breaks :eek: and leads *4-3

Dechy :smash: :help:

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:44 AM
Yvonne! *4-3 :eek:

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:49 AM
omg Nat :smash:

Chunchun
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:53 AM
Nay :o :help:

Austria serving for the set *5-4

Chunchun
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:56 AM
Austria *5-4 15-40

Chunchun
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:57 AM
Nat miss 2 bp @ 4-5* :( :smash: C'mon!!

Chunchun
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:58 AM
phewww Nat *5-5 :D:D:D must hold now!

Klurt
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:59 AM
Nathalie breaks back.... 5-5 now...

saby
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:10 PM
Somebody knows what's going on with Dechy, tv commentators are saying , she's injured.

Chunchun
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:15 PM
:help: tb Nat *3-5

_julio_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:17 PM
Come on Ivonne!!win this match!

Chunchun
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:17 PM
France 6-7 :help: :help: down to a player ranked 200+ :help: :o:o:o :banghead:

Klurt
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:18 PM
Meusburger takes the 1st set 7-6 (3)....... :eek: :eek:

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:46 PM
Yvonne :eek: Yvonne :eek: Yvonne :eek:

Go Austria!! :)

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:47 PM
Yvonne 76 52

rrfnpump
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:49 PM
Dechy 6-7 *2-5 :lol:

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
I wonder if anyone PAWed Muesberger :unsure:

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:51 PM
omg Nat what's wrong with you,girl? :confused:

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:52 PM
Yvonne 76 52* 30-30

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:53 PM
First MP.

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:57 PM
second MP saved...

Kutuzova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:59 PM
how do u get to the live coverage for www.tw1.at/

saby
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:03 PM
Congratulation to Yvonne, she played very well, Austria deserves this point !!

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:04 PM
Yvonne 76 62 :eek: :)

Kutuzova
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:05 PM
does anyone know

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:09 PM
Disapopointing match,Nath! :sad: :sad: :sad:

Congrats to the Austrian girl though.

Et Allez Virginie!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

azmad_88
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:15 PM
wat is the ranking for burger?

saby
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
well now let's see if virginie will win !!

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
how do u get to the live coverage for www.tw1.at/
The Live coverage feed don't work.

Ceze
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:57 PM
The Live coverage feed don't work.

Virginie 4-2 40*-30

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:05 PM
Where are you following it? Anyplace with livescores?

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:05 PM
Paszek breaks back *3-4


Why don't Mauresmo play?

Jorn
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:06 PM
Razzano *5-3


www.fedcup.com for live scores

Ceze
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:08 PM
Where are you following it? Anyplace with livescores?

http://www.ebolibet.com/index.htm

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:08 PM
yeah thanks jorn I just found it ;)

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:10 PM
Virginie wins first set :bounce: Allez!!!! WAy to go!!!!

Ceze
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:48 PM
Virginie 6-3 6-3 :bounce:

*Jean*
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:52 PM
What a bad match...pitoyable...

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2005, 03:14 PM
:D Virginie


Good result! ;)

S-T-E-V-E
Apr 24th, 2005, 10:28 AM
Can anyone tell me the current scores? The Fed Cup site isn't working for me:(

NicoMary
Apr 24th, 2005, 10:37 AM
Razzano leads 63 35

Xian
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:39 AM
Virginie Razzano d. Yvonne Meusburger 63 76(2):sad: :sad:

Jorn
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Paszek vs Dechy *3-2


Go Austria!! ;)

Jorn
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:02 PM
Paszek vs Dechy 4-2*

Jorn
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:07 PM
Paszek vs Dechy 5-2 :eek:


Is dechy injured, why don't they let Mary play?

Chunchun
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Nat :help: :help: :o :crying2:

suzie
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Nathalie managed FINALLY to go ahead 6-5* in the first set... :rolleyes: For godness sake Nath! :o

Xian
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Dechy leads 65 :mad:

Xian
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:34 PM
tiebreak :worship:

Xian
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:36 PM
Dechy 76(5) :sad:

LesViolettes
Apr 24th, 2005, 01:23 PM
MDR
Il doit l'économiser :rolleyes: J'aurais préféré qu'Amélie joue pas...pffff une gamine de 14 ans et Meusberger, faut pas abuser :rolleyes:T'as de la chance alors... mais elles perdent les françaises ! On a vraiment besoin d'Amélie, ça se voit ! Faut pas abuser ? Ouep, faut le dire à Meusberger...

Lapin
Apr 24th, 2005, 01:27 PM
http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb2/images/smiles/jump.gifVirginie!!http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb2/images/smiles/jump.gif

http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb2/images/smiles/jump.gifNathalie!!http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb2/images/smiles/jump.gif





What a relief!! :p ;)

Ceze
Apr 24th, 2005, 01:32 PM
Nathalie 7-6 6-2 :banana::banana::banana:
3-1 for France :angel:

Xian
Apr 24th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Nathalie Dechy/Virginie Razzano d. Sandra/Daniella Klemenschits 64 75 :sad:


well nice fight from the Austrian girls and I think the French wont underestimate them the next time

LesViolettes
Apr 24th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Allez les filles ! Oui donc j'espère que Mary ainsi qu'Amélie va jouer la prochaine fois ! Quand même les autres ont bien fait là. Les Autrichiennes surtout ! Je m'y attendais pas. Allez, très bien Nathalie et Virginie, félicitations, etc etc.

PCHK
Jan 28th, 2007, 12:42 PM
What happened to Guy Forget? :confused:

He was resigned his position of team leader because Marion Bartoli & Emilie Loit lost to Anastasia Myskina & Vera Zvonareva in last one deciding double match, as a result his team can't defend their championships.

Thus, Marion & Emilie will suspend this year of all matches to response their serious fault.