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tobi
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:28 PM
World Group II 2005

Patinoires due Littoral, Neuchatel, SUI
Stadium Capacity: 2100
23 April - 24 April 2005
Day 1: 1300hrs (GMT 1100hrs)
Day 2: 1200hrs (GMT 1000hrs)
Surface: Hard (Rebound Ace Synpave) - Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson US Open Swiss Tennis

Switzerland

Myriam Casanova
Timea Bacsinszky
Gaelle Widmer
Stefanie Vogele
Captain:Anne-Marie Ruegg

Slovak Republic

Martina Sucha
Lubomira Kurhajcova
Jarmila Gajdosova
Eva Fislova
Captain:Marian Vajda

Only one top 100 player,it wont be a high quality tie...

Ellery
Apr 15th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Go Team Slovakia!

Zoltan83
Apr 16th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Podme Slovakia!

Beat
Apr 16th, 2005, 09:20 PM
welcome back, myriam :)

LefandePatty
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:25 AM
Come on Switzerland !! :D
Hopefully I'm going to go there on Sunday :)

Vikina
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Slovensko do toho.

Tati & Dani
Apr 21st, 2005, 12:35 PM
Come on Slovakia , kick some ass !!

Jarka is selected :woohoo:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 22nd, 2005, 10:54 AM
The draw for the Switzerland v Slovak Republic World Group II tie in Neuchatel has been made, and is as follows:

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Martina Sucha (SVK)
Myriam Casanova (SUI) v Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK)
Myriam Casanova (SUI) v Martina Sucha (SVK)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK)
Myriam Casanova/Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Eva Fislova v Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK)



good luck Slovakia ;)

Zoltan83
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:37 PM
Jarka is selected :woohoo:
Not anymore badly :sad:

Tati & Dani
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:57 PM
Not anymore badly :sad:

what happened ?

nitsansh
Apr 22nd, 2005, 03:53 PM
Sucha Drawn First Against Bacsinszky in Switzerland
The draw for the Switzerland v Slovak Republic World Group II tie in Neuchatel has been made, and is as follows:

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Martina Sucha (SVK)
Myriam Casanova (SUI) v Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK)
Myriam Casanova (SUI) v Martina Sucha (SVK)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK)
Timea Bacsinszky/Myriam Casanova (SUI) v Eva Fislova/Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK)

In this Fed Cup World Group II tie between Switzerland and the Slovak Republic in Neuenburg, the visitors are the favourites, but the home team will try to defy the odds with a young team this weekend.

At the draw, made by Etienne Dagon, former Olympic medallist in breaststroke, it was decided that Swiss hopeful Timea Bacsinszky will open the tie on Saturday against Slovak number 1 Martina Sucha, before Myriam Casanova takes on Lubomira Kurhajcova. On Sunday, the number 1 players will first play their reverse singles, followed by the number 2 ladies. For the final doubles rubber, nominations for the moment are Casanova/Bacsinszky against Eva Fislova/Stanislava Hrozenska, but of course this could change.

As Patty Schnyder and Emmanuelle Gagliardi are unavailable, the Swiss hopes rest on the shoulders of Casanova. It won't be easy to fulfill them for the 19-year-old because the ever cheerful young lady hasn't had much reason to celebrate recently:

After years of success and promising attacking tennis on the WTA tour, Casanova has had trouble with health. A major problem with her metabolism bothered her for a long time; Casanova was unable to lose weight -- no matter which diet she tried. After the last US Open, she took a break from competitive tennis that now has lasted for eight months. And for the moment, she has no intention to come back. She will play smaller tournaments in Switzerland as well as the interclub events, and start an office job in her home city of Altstätten.

But when captain Ivo Werner asked her to join the Fed Cup team as a leader, a role she already had fulfilled last summer in Montreal with excellence, she didn't have doubts: "I love to help this team".

After the week of practice, she has mixed emotions.

"I feel joy but also a certain nervousness because I haven't played a match in eight months. I know I won't be able to play a hundred percent of what was my standard but I will certainly give my best."

In the first singles, 15-year-old Bacsinszky will have little pressure when facing long-time Top-100 player Sucha. The Swiss talent, twice winner of the prestigious "Les Petits As" tournament in Tarbes and partially coached by Heinz Günthardt, only joined the team on Tuesday after a period on clay.

Coach Ivo Werner is happy with her progress: "She adjusted surprisingly well to the hardcourt and I hope she can win the match."

The nominations for the Swiss team, which further consists of Stefanie Vögele and Gaelle Widmer, wasn't a surprise for Slovak captain Marian Vajda, a former successful professional.

"That's what we had expected but we are well prepared."

He doesn't think that all the pressure is on his team in this tie: "I think it's on both sides. We came here and we want to win but that goes for the Swiss too."

In the absence of leader Daniela Hantuchova, most expectations in the Slovak team will rest on Sucha. She looks rather relaxed, even if she doesn't know her opening opponent well.

"We 'll see what happens. I only heard about Timea. With Myriam, I practised a few times on the tour but we never played against each other."

*Jean*
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:16 PM
Lubomira in the singles...Slovak Republic is so desperated ? :lol:
I love you Lubo, but...:(

Zoltan83
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:35 PM
what happened ?
As far as I know (news are only in slovaks :mad: but someone translated for me), Jarka wanted to go in Switzerland with her coach but the others players wasn't agree. They said that it will destroy the team's atmosphere :fiery:
So she didn't go there. :sad:

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 08:20 AM
TV schedule

Switzerland : SRG SSR

Highlights

Slovak Republic : STV

Highlights

Oriental_Rain
Apr 23rd, 2005, 10:06 AM
:worship:PODME SLOVENSKO:worship:

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:12 PM
Bacsisnszky and Sucha started their match 1-1

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:24 PM
1st rubber
Bacsisnszky vs. Sucha started *2-2

shirgan
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:34 PM
1st rubber
Bacsisnszky vs. Sucha *3-3

Ellery
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
MP For Timea!

Ellery
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:23 PM
Martina :help: :tape: :smash:

Ellery
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:23 PM
Timea defeated Martina 64 63!

nitsansh
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:42 PM
Kurhajcova lead Casanova 6-0 4-0 :rolleyes:

nitsansh
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:53 PM
Lubomira makes the double-bagel in just 38 minutes, allowing Miriam 14 pts in the entire match!!!!

Jorn
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:39 AM
Casanova 06 06, 06 :eek:

poor girl

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:46 AM
Sucha 6-0, 1-0 lol.

Ellery
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:03 PM
Sucha leads 6-0, 3-2

martinafan
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:06 PM
come on myriam!

glad to see she's at least getting some games this time!

Ellery
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:11 PM
OMG Myriam is leading 4-3 in the second set!

Wake up, Martina!

martinafan
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:17 PM
myriam :D

Keep it up girl! :D

martinafan
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:17 PM
myriam is up 5-3 in the 2nd set! :D :eek:

martinafan
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Sucha serving at 6-0 4-5.

COme on myriam - break her for the set! :D

Ellery
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Myriam :bounce: :worship:

Martina :rolleyes:

Ellery
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:29 PM
6-5 Martina

Tati & Dani
Apr 24th, 2005, 02:28 PM
Bacsinszky - Kurhajcova 3-6,6-4,1-1 Come on Slovakia !!! :bounce:

matt25
Apr 24th, 2005, 03:45 PM
It's 2:2 after singles.

Podmeeeeeeee Slovakiaaaa :bounce:

http://danielahantuchova.sk/phpBB2/images/smiles/slovakia.gif

p.s. does anybody of you have pictures from Neuchatel?

shirgan
Apr 24th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Switzerland - Slovak republic 3-2

5th rubber:
T.BACSINSZKY / M.CASANOVA (SUI) def. E.FISLOVA / S.HROZENSKA (SVK) 6-3 6-2