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saby
Jul 1st, 2005, 04:49 PM
The french team for the semi-final will be :

Mary
Amélie
Nathalie
Tatiana
Virginie

saby
Jul 1st, 2005, 04:51 PM
Tati is injured, séverine Beltrame will replace her

cakiteror
Jul 1st, 2005, 05:43 PM
They Will Destroy Spain!

Mark Spruce
Jul 1st, 2005, 06:23 PM
Thanks for that.

I hope to see them in the final and regain the trophy

Mark

:Rawwb:
Jul 1st, 2005, 06:25 PM
Str4ong team with Mary, Amelie and Nathalie - although i would love to see Marion and Emilie pay doubles together again, their match against Myskina/Zvonareva last year was so good. I wonder why neither are playing

NicoMary
Jul 1st, 2005, 09:10 PM
It will be on hard court outdoor...nice for mary and amèl

It's Strange reading Mary saying that she does not like hard court...:confused:


she is so strong on...hope she will change her mind...she is suppose to play on for something like three months soooo:rolleyes:

saby
Jul 1st, 2005, 09:18 PM
It will be on hard court outdoor...nice for mary and amèl

It's Strange reading Mary saying that she does not like hard court...:confused:


she is so strong on...hope she will change her mind...she is suppose to play on for something like three months soooo:rolleyes:

she said it in the interview it's too fast for her type of game, apparently Spain will come without Ruano pascual, this is a good news for us.
(http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=120317)

saby
Jul 1st, 2005, 09:25 PM
Str4ong team with Mary, Amelie and Nathalie - although i would love to see Marion and Emilie pay doubles together again, their match against Myskina/Zvonareva last year was so good. I wonder why neither are playing

Beltrame has been chosed b/c she is from AIX-EN-PROVENCE, and Mary, Amélie, Nathalie, Virginie have better ranking than Emilie.

Marion it's maybe b/c last year she said something like if the french team don't need me I don't need it either, I don't want to come for nothing (something like that).... I heard it maybe it's true or not I don't know !!!

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2005, 05:06 AM
Well I hope that Mary will play well and win her matches. And to see France in the final at RG would be great.

Oh what dates would the final be ??

Mark

saby
Jul 2nd, 2005, 10:38 AM
17/18th september Suzane Lenglen court if France Win the semi-final

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2005, 08:59 PM
Hello Saby,

Thank you so much.

Dam I will be travelling for the first day of the finals. As I will be travelling from Chile to the Falklands at that time. But i will get the 2nd days play.

take care

Mark

17/18th september Suzane Lenglen court if France Win the semi-final

Scotso
Jul 2nd, 2005, 11:29 PM
If France loses to Spain :help:

Is Conchita playing? She's still dangerous on any surface.

saby
Jul 2nd, 2005, 11:39 PM
I'm not sure, they talked about Vives, Parra, Medina, didn't heard nothing about Conchita, Ruano pascual don't want to play

Mark Spruce
Jul 3rd, 2005, 02:10 PM
If Franced loose, I am not even going to think about that. Positive thinking !!!!!!!!

Mark

saby
Jul 5th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Mary arrived last night by plane and Amelie by car.

As I said before, it's sure Séverine Beltrame will be part of the Fed cup team (she is from Aix-en-provence like Arnaud Clément)

Mark Spruce
Jul 5th, 2005, 04:38 PM
And news in the French papers about it Saby ???

Mark

saby
Jul 5th, 2005, 06:29 PM
And news in the French papers about it Saby ???

Mark

They said just that, the court is new, it has been made only the Fed cup and if it's the one I saw it's fine to me !!

The weather is not good, there is too much wind. I really hope there will not be wind on the court.

I'm talking about that because I lived here all my life and if you are not born here with this wind you can't handle it mentaly, it's getting on your nerves.

Maybe what I said is strange for you but when strangers comes here, they will always says, you have a beautiful lands but your wind, we can't take it anymore !!!

Here the wind is blowing 1, 3, 6 or 9 straight days, it can't be different, it started yesterday so it means it will blow until tomorrow, or saturday or next tuesday.

A little bit crazy but it's the way it is.

Mark Spruce
Jul 5th, 2005, 06:41 PM
Hello Saby,

Thank you so much for the news. I know what you mean about the wind, as we do have the same thing here in the Falklands. It makes the air feel so much cooler as well.

I hope that the weather will be fine for the tie on the weekend.

mark

Wizzy Maryfan
Jul 5th, 2005, 07:16 PM
It will be on hard court outdoor...nice for mary and amèl

It's Strange reading Mary saying that she does not like hard court...:confused:


she is so strong on...hope she will change her mind...she is suppose to play on for something like three months soooo:rolleyes:

...
Mary n'a pas du tout dit cela !
Elle a critiqué la rapidité des cours style "moquette". Ce ne sont donc pas des courts en ciment comme ceux sur lesquels elle va jouer tout l'été, et qu'elle apprécie forcément au vu de son type de jeu : sur ciment, les rebonds sont plutôt hauts et ses coups seront plus percutant que sur terre, ca ne peut que lui contenir puisque c'est un parfait compromis entre la terre et la lenteur des balles permettant à Mary d'ajuster de grands coups et le gazon dont la rapidité accélère encore les pins de la française.

Bref, tout ça pour dire que Mary n'est pas une idiote qui n'aime pas le ciment, elle n'apprécie simplement guère les surfaces trop rapides du fait qu'elle a moins le temps pour armer son bras et donc lâcher ses coups.
Quoi qu'on en dise, elle est une joueuse de terre battue ;)

Mark Spruce
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:03 PM
I have just thought, maybe she is trying to confuse the opponents with confusing them that she does not like this court.

I am sure that she has been practising on it since arriving in France

Mark

It will be on hard court outdoor...nice for mary and amèl

It's Strange reading Mary saying that she does not like hard court...:confused:


she is so strong on...hope she will change her mind...she is suppose to play on for something like three months soooo:rolleyes:

saby
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:13 PM
What Wizzy said is true Mary doesn't really like carpet but she likes hard court.

Rapidity is the keys, she needs time to prepar, during Wimbledon journalists Said, Mary has a chance until it's not rainning after it will be too fast for her, even if she is a big hitter, she needs time to move on the court.
Mary always said clay was her favourite surface, and she likes grass too

so I would say she rather like play on clay, hard court, grass and then on carpet, but it's her job and she plays everywhere !!! LOL

MistyGrey
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:30 AM
Its funny, but Mary has had great results on carpets! During 94-95,97-99, she was one of the best players on carpet.

Mark Spruce
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:04 AM
Will be wishing all the best for Mary and the rest of the team.

GO FRANCE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark

Andy.
Jul 6th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Good Luck Mary and to the rest of the team.

Renek
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:04 PM
! vAMOS fRANCE TEAM!!!

gOOd LUCK Mary!!!!! and the rest of the team.

saby
Jul 6th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Blessée à la cheville, la Française Virginie Razzano a dû déclarer forfait pour la demi-finale de Fec Cup contre l'Espagne, mercredi. Retenue comme 5e joueuse de l'équipe mardi, Séverine Beltrame la remplacera aux côtés d'Amélie Mauresmo, Nathalie Dechy et Mary Pierce ce week-end.

Razzano sera privée de compétition durant trois semaines. Elle sera remplacée par Séverine Beltrame, initialement retenue comme cinquième joueuse par le capitaine de l'équipe de France, Georges Goven.

Georges Goven peut modifier la composition de son équipe jusqu'au vendredi 8 juillet, date du tirage au sort.


Ankle injury, out for 3 weeks, severine will be the 4th players

Mark Spruce
Jul 8th, 2005, 01:29 PM
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 8 (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/166/) will be the first up for France in their Fed Cup semi-final against Spain when she takes on Anabel Medina Garrigues (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/381/) in the opening singles match on Saturday.

Friday's draw for the weekend tie in the southern French town of Aix-en-Provence also paired Mary Pierce (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/160/) against Nuria Llagostera Vives (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/534/).

The return singles will take place on Sunday, as well as the doubles with the French pair of Nathalie Dechy (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/136/) and Severine Beltrame (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/906/) set to play Arantxa Parra Santonja (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/992/) and Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/244/).


Mark

saby
Jul 8th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Yes after nine years Mary will play again in France !!!

saby
Jul 8th, 2005, 02:36 PM
http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2181

saby
Jul 8th, 2005, 02:37 PM
http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2180

Mark Spruce
Jul 8th, 2005, 02:59 PM
Thanks for the links Saby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark

saby
Jul 10th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Hello guys,

I will write a little report from the fed cup and well I will send the pic to Mark, i'm sure it will be able to show them to everyone here (I don't really know how to to it) !!

Saturday, what a day, a great one for me, it was first time I saw Mary and I have to say that I'm really impress, I don't know maybe it's me but when I saw Mary on the court I thought "Man this girl has so much class" just like a diva. guys I was close enough to tell you that, when she was serving I was looking at her legs, god it's just muscles, Mary's physio said, now her lower body is weaker than the upper body...I can't even imagine the upper part


There was a lot of wind on saturday, Amélie and Mary couldn't play at her usual level, but just enough to beat the spanish. Both spaniard were pretty good it was not that easy but we made it !!!! I was a little bored when Amélie was playing, b/c I was waiting for Mary (1h45 minutes Mary Mary Mary.....)LOL

Mary started, serve was pretty hard b/c of the wind but she hit some very great shot or missiles !!! the ball was going on one side, other side, one side ....... and boom, (oh that was Mary forehand), game France LOL

the match was nice to watch, I saw Mary like she was before, very good shape, (even if her ankle is still taped) she is pretty fast today Amélie and her ran at the same time for "same ball" and Mary left Amélie 1 meter behind...

Always smiling, as usual now !!! she wore a blue shirt with France on the back, it seems to me that Mary changed her skirt too...not sure and her mother and aunt were there just behind Mary.

For the double well only 4 games and played suspended, (I was can of scared for Mary, I was saying no injury please please, she was testing the line it was a little wet)... but Mary, amélie and both spaniard just took their stuffs and ran ran ran, the RAIN!!! stupid rain...

The federation annouced that the "PHILIPPE CHATRIER COURT" has been finally choosed for the final

I have to say that I'm completely satisfed I finally saw Mary ...and it's better in "live" I love more and more her missiles !!! LOL

I will say USA get ready b/c the DIVA is going to devaste the american season, USO here she comes !!!!

ali
Jul 10th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Hey Saby :) Thanks for your report :yeah:


Glad you had a good time. Mary's looking in such great shape at the moments isn't she? When I first saw her "live" I was amazed at how athletic and powerful she is, yet she still has that regal kind of charm - loads of power but so stylish with it!

Thanks again - and I can't wait to see your photos :D

vanillalatte
Jul 10th, 2005, 07:39 PM
wow ..
thank you very very much, saby!
i loved reading this report and i'm looking forward to the photos :)
THANKS!

MaryPierceFan
Jul 11th, 2005, 08:23 AM
Thanks Saby for the report. I'm glad that You've got a great time. Mary is the best! I hope for a good summer for Mary!

Mark Spruce
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:12 PM
Thank you so much for the report Saby. You are so lucky to see Mary.

They have a super chance in the final now esecially being at RG !!!!!!!!

Go France and esecially Mary !!!!!!!!!

Mark

Scotso
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:05 PM
France is going to win again :D

saby
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:02 PM
http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2191

http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2192

http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2193

http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2197

http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2198

http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/article.php3?id_article=2199

ashwu
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:30 PM
thanks!!!

saby
Jul 13th, 2005, 12:53 PM
http://www.fft.fr/fc2005/aix/default.asp?page=4#

saby
Jul 13th, 2005, 01:19 PM
http://www.fft.fr/fc2005/aix/default.asp?page=5#

Mark Spruce
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:02 PM
Thank you Saby,

Hope you are doing well

Mark

saby
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:29 PM
I found this link ....

http://fedcupef.free.fr/

saby
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:34 PM
Mary interview

http://www.sporever.fr/Tennis/Fed_Cup/story_178299.shtml

http://www.sporever.fr/Tennis/Fed_Cup/story_178249.shtml

The Last Unicorn
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:22 PM
Very Well thought answers, as always... :kiss: