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Meteor Shower
Apr 7th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Lets discuss. :bounce:

Meteor Shower
Apr 7th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Israel

Shahar Peer :drool:
Anna Smashnova :worship:
Tzipora Obziler :devil:
Yevgenia Savransky :angel:

Captain: Jackob Oded :)

How far do you think Israel will go?

Nimrodg
Apr 16th, 2006, 08:45 AM
World Group I :p

Meteor Shower
Apr 16th, 2006, 09:01 AM
I hope so..
I wonder how good is Shahar on clay?
I know its great for Anna and Yevgenia :D but I don't know about Shahar

anyway, groups draw is today. but it doesn't really matter who we get, cuz in order to qualify we will have to face teams from other groups as well, so bring it on :woohoo:

Mitzi
Apr 16th, 2006, 05:14 PM
The Fed Cup draw that was scheduled to be today at 11 AM was postpond to 7 PM. It seems that the teams were pissed at a change in the seedings system, that now looks at the teams results in the past 4 years instead of the top 2 players ranking in each taem :confused:

The full article (in Hebrew) is here:
http://sports.walla.co.il/?w=/152/891796

Mitzi
Apr 16th, 2006, 07:27 PM
The draw is out. Israel will play in the only group that has 5 teams in it. They'll play against Sweaden (tomorrow), Belarus, Estonia and Romania.

Tomorrow Anna will play in the first match, at 10 AM, then Shahar, and finally the doubles.

Meteor Shower
Apr 16th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Belarus has Vika Azarenka :scared:

hmm.. Who does Anna play? the no.1 player from sweden?

Meteor Shower
Apr 17th, 2006, 09:17 AM
Anna with our first win, def. Larsson 6-4 6-4 :)

now Shahar vs. ARVIDSSON, Sofia !

Meteor Shower
Apr 17th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Israel def. Sweden 3-0
Nice wins, expect the doubles was too though, but nevermind.

http://img2.tapuz.co.il/forums/76085522.jpg

http://img2.tapuz.co.il/forums/76085206.jpg

http://img2.tapuz.co.il/forums/76065062.jpg

from israeli site

Meteor Shower
Apr 18th, 2006, 09:09 AM
Our fedcup campaign is really in danger against Romania :help:
lost the first match: Anna lost to Gojnea 1-6 2-6 :sad:
next: Shahar :) and doubles :help:

Mitzi
Apr 18th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Our fedcup campaign is really in danger against Romania :help:
lost the first match: Anna lost to Gojnea 1-6 2-6 :sad:
next: Shahar :) and doubles :help:

Gojnea is ranked #297 :eek: :help:

Meteor Shower
Apr 18th, 2006, 11:32 AM
Shahar won 6-4 6-4 :D
another win in straights, more and more confidence :woohoo:
plus the win in the doubles too..

I'm starting to be optimistic about the doubles match, though we really can lose there :sad: .. hope the girls will be tired or they will choke. it seems like our kinda only chance :o

Anna really shouldn't have screwed it up.

Meteor Shower
Apr 18th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Israel def. Romania 2-1 :woohoo:
we won 6-3 4-6 6-4
coming back from 1-3 (choke?) in the third.

Well done, now Israel got a day to rest and get anna back on track for Estonia and Belarus.. tough matches there

If you have articles and pictures, post them here :)

King Aaron
Apr 18th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Anna :mad: :sad: terrible loss to Gojnea.
At least Israel have won two ties though. :yeah:

Meteor Shower
Apr 18th, 2006, 05:27 PM
No day of rest tomorrow, I guess in Thursday then?
We play tomorrow against Estonia who beat Sweden 3-0. Every match score was better then ours :scared: The only positive thing is their scores against Belarus. Not impressive.

Anna will have to regroup and play like the real anna we know, if not we are screwed

Mitzi
Apr 19th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Israel beat Estonia 2-1 :woohoo:

Anna lost to Kanepi 6-2 6-4 :rolleyes:
Shahar beat Ani 6-0 6-1 :D
And in the doubles Shahar & Tzipi beat Kanepi & Ani 6-4 6-2 :D

Mitzi
Apr 19th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Israel will rest tomorrow (Thursday) and then play Belarus on Friday.

Meteor Shower
Apr 19th, 2006, 07:38 PM
And in the doubles Shahar & Tzipi beat Kanepi & Ani 6-4 6-2 :D

more like 4-6 6-2 6-1 but no real difference ;)

Nice win girls :D
Anna :mad: You must win in Friday :fiery: If you won't win against E.DZEHALEVICH :o :help:

neospecialist
Apr 20th, 2006, 01:02 AM
If Belarus should win on Friday, how would they decide the tiebreak between these two(both would be 3-1)?

King Aaron
Apr 20th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Anna has been horrid so far. And the worrying thing is it's being played on clay. :scratch: :o :sad:

I hope she gets her game together.

Meteor Shower
Apr 21st, 2006, 10:14 AM
Anna is rested.
Tzipi was up in first match and won 6-7(1) 7-5 6-4 :)
back from 2-4 in third

Israel 1-0 up vs. Belarus

now good luck Shahar :D

JPhurst
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:34 PM
If Belarus should win on Friday, how would they decide the tiebreak between these two(both would be 3-1)?

If it is a two way tie for first place, then I believe it is based on head to head record. Which means that if Belarus won, they would advance.

In a three way tie, which would happen if Romania defeated Sweden, the tiebreaker is based on overall match records. Israel could still advance if it lost to Belarus 2-1 and Romania defeated Sweden 2-1.

However, this is all moot, as Shahar just won her match and Israel has won its group undefeated. :D

Meteor Shower
Apr 21st, 2006, 02:55 PM
Israeli against Serbia.
Good luck girls, we got depth (and shahar in great form) - they got ivanovic. interesting battle :D

JPhurst
Apr 21st, 2006, 05:14 PM
Anna is rested.


Hmm, usually you don't "rest" a star player in a must win game.

I think "benched" is the term we are looking for.

Meteor Shower
Apr 21st, 2006, 05:59 PM
Hmm, usually you don't "rest" a star player in a must win game.

I think "benched" is the term we are looking for.

I'm not sure "benched" is the term we are looking for either. Anna came with a injury and a lack of match play. She is just wasn't ready to compete in 100% so she was rested for the playoffs, as the captain believed Tzipi can also win this match.

King Aaron
Apr 21st, 2006, 07:02 PM
Good job. :) :yeah:

I hope if Anna plays against Serbia, she will be in the best shape she can be. :yeah: :kiss:
I think the tie against Serbia will come down to doubles, 2nd singles should be no problem for either Anna or Tzipi.

Meteor Shower
Apr 22nd, 2006, 03:18 PM
Israel def. Serbia 2-1
Omg :woohoo: so happy!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Shonami Slam
Apr 22nd, 2006, 03:38 PM
very well done - tzip against dani i suppose?

Nimrodg
Apr 22nd, 2006, 03:59 PM
very well done - tzip against dani i suppose?

No. The next match will be in July, against one of 7 teams(4 that dropped from World group II or other 3 that qualified for the playoffs)

Meteor Shower
Apr 22nd, 2006, 08:05 PM
I hope Anna won't play much until July. She should build her wta turnaments schedule around Fed cup, so she will be healthy and play on top form in July.

I think after all the WTA Tour turnaments she won and the success on tour, the fed cup should be the most important event for her this year, after the Roland Garros. I wonder if she feels the same or its just me being selfish :p

http://www.ynet.co.il/PicServer2/20122005/770561/zipi_wa.jpg
Lucky oded :p

http://www.ynet.co.il/PicServer2/20122005/770556/shachar_wa.jpg
I'm in love with Shahar smile :D :D (and shahar herself :p )

http://www.ynet.co.il/PicServer2/20122005/770550/all_wa.jpg
Yevgenia :hug: too bad you didn't play

http://www.ynet.co.il/PicServer2/20122005/770554/alex_wa.jpg
The eye is looking a bit better :D

Mitzi
Apr 22nd, 2006, 08:28 PM
Great win against Serbia :D
And thanks for posting those pics :D

JPhurst
Apr 22nd, 2006, 11:10 PM
No. The next match will be in July, against one of 7 teams(4 that dropped from World group II or other 3 that qualified for the playoffs)

I'm pretty sure each of the World Group II losers are paired off against one of the Zonal group winners.

King Aaron
Apr 23rd, 2006, 05:49 PM
Great win. :yeah: Shahar. :worship:
Anna though, :sad: :sad: these cramps are getting worse and worse. I hope she can stay healthy and find a way to battle the cramps. It's happening way too often. Hopefully she plays a smart schedule now. :kiss:

Makkabi
May 14th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Great News! :d:d:d