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View Full Version : Belgium vs. USA: World Group - Semifinal, July 15-16


shirgan
Jul 6th, 2006, 03:26 AM
Venue: Ostend, Belgium (hard - indoors)

Belgium
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Kirsten Flipkens
Caroline Maes
Captain: Carl Maes

USA
Jill Craybas
Jamea Jackson
Vania King
Mashona Washington
Captain: Zina Garrison

GABRIEL
Jul 9th, 2006, 01:31 AM
TEAM USA :eek: :rolleyes: it would have been difficult with Venus, Lindsay or Serena...this way it's almost impossible....Belgium 99% into the final...

up!
Jul 9th, 2006, 08:58 AM
I wonder why Shaughnessy, Frazier or Granville never play Fed Cup.

auntie janie
Jul 10th, 2006, 09:44 PM
So Justine hasn't withdrawn yet? I expected her to; she was so exhausted.

Jorn
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Now Justine has withdrawn....

shirgan
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Now Justine has withdrawn....
how do you know?

Jorn
Jul 12th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Posted in GM

shirgan
Jul 12th, 2006, 07:02 PM
TV schedule

Host Broadcasters

Belgium : RTBF
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

International Broadcasters

Belgium : VRT
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Argentina : TYC Sports

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

China : CCTV

Denmark : 4 Sport

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

India : Zee Sports
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Israel : JCS

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

France : Sport +

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Hong Kong : I-Cable

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Malaysia : Astro/Measat
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Pan Middle East : Dubai Sports Channel
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Comment : All time are given in GMT

Pan European : EVS

Portugal : Sport TV
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Philippines : Solar Entertainment

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Russia : NTV Plus

Spain : TVE Teledeporte
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Singapore : Starhub
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Thailand : UBC

USA : The Tennis Channel
Sat 15th July from 14h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 14h00 LIVE

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Comment : All times are given in GMT

United Kingdom : BSkyB

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Worldwide : Reuters

Worldwide : SNTV

santhuruu
Jul 13th, 2006, 11:30 AM
Come On Usa!!!

shirgan
Jul 13th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Now Justine has withdrawn....
now it's official

Justine Henin-Hardenne withdrew due to 'not being 100% fit'.

http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=10884

santhuruu
Jul 13th, 2006, 02:09 PM
now it's official

Justine Henin-Hardenne withdrew due to 'not being 100% fit'.

http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=10884

I hope she will feel very quick not tired, I'm sure she is very dissapointed about not being able to play Fed Cup, but I and Carl Maes and a lot of people understand the situation of Henin-Hardenne!

tobi
Jul 14th, 2006, 12:49 PM
Matches

R1 - K.FLIPKENS (BEL) v J.CRAYBAS (USA)
R2 - K.CLIJSTERS (BEL) v J.JACKSON (USA)
R3 - K.CLIJSTERS (BEL) v J.CRAYBAS (USA)
R4 - K.FLIPKENS (BEL) v J.JACKSON (USA)
R5 - L.BUTKIEWICZ / C.MAES (BEL) v V.KING / M.WASHINGTON (USA)

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:52 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=10904

14 Jul 2006 - Sea'rena, Ostend, Belgium - Craig Gabriel
Flipkens and Craybas to lead out in Ostend

The appropriately named Sea’Rena, a brand new stadium just a block back from the ocean, is hosting the semifinal tie of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas in Ostend between Belgium and the USA. In fact, this is the first time these two nations are playing one another in Belgium and going into the tie the USA has won all four meetings they have contested.

The 5,000-seat stadium has sold out and world no. 2 Kim Clijsters said she is very excited about the opportunity of playing in her own country.

“We have had so many great team atmospheres in Fed Cup and after winning it a few years ago in Madrid, you just create this special feeling about playing Fed Cup,” said Clijsters. “We are playing in an arena that is sold out and in a way I am playing for my family, friends and fans. It’s great for us and for them to see us playing in Belgium. That’s why I keep playing Fed Cup. I love it and I love playing in a team atmosphere.”

American captain Zina Garrison said the USA side has gelled very well, and is very excited to lead the American team once again. Three of the four girls were on the team that beat Germany in the first round, and new member Mashona Washington plays for the first time this year.

“They are all looking forward to playing,” said Garrison. “Today is Friday and they’re all saying ‘okay are we playing tomorrow?’ so they can’t wait to get started.

“I think the biggest thing for the team is not to focus on what other people are saying. I’ve just being trying to get them up and ready to go.”

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Interview with Jamea Jackson

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/FC_2868_mp3.MP3

Interview with Kim Clijsters

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/FC_2864_mp3.MP3

Interview with Carl Maes (Captain, BEL)

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/FC_2865_mp3.MP3

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Interview with Kirsten Flipkens

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/FC_2866_mp3.MP3

Interview with Zina Garrison (Captain, USA)

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/FC_2867_mp3.MP3

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:36 PM
What Kirsten Flipkens says about Jill Craybas... :tape:

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:42 PM
And Clijsters again HAS to talk about her boyfriend :o

xin_hui
Jul 14th, 2006, 07:39 PM
And Clijsters again HAS to talk about her boyfriend :o

What Kirsten Flipkens says about Jill Craybas... :tape:


you love finding fault huh? :tape: happy talking to youself

GoClijsters
Jul 14th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Kirsten is motivated and Kim is miss hardcourt ...
Belgium will win!

santhuruu
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Why are the matches starting on 16.00? And not at 14.00 o'clock?

GoClijsters
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Yes, i was wondering that myself. Maybe the organisation thought about people who have to work on saterday so they can still be able to vieuw the match.

Bart
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:04 AM
What Kirsten Flipkens says about Jill Craybas... :tape:

:spit:

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:21 AM
Gooooooo KIMI

Veeko
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:24 AM
good luck Kim

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:09 PM
it begins...
but the scoreboard doesn't work........

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:12 PM
1-1
it works...:)

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:13 PM
flipkens serve 15-30 1-1

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:13 PM
40-30

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:15 PM
it doesn't work again :rolleyes:

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:16 PM
craybas serve 1-2 15-0

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Flipkens *3-1

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:20 PM
break back Jill!!!!!

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:22 PM
wow....the scoreboard remain 1-2 15-0...

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Flipper 4-1*

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:25 PM
http://wtatour.enetpulse.com/

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:25 PM
4-1 :(

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Flipper 4-1*
god....

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:30 PM
*4-2

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:30 PM
4-2

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:34 PM
4-3* :(

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:35 PM
4-3 :bounce:

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:40 PM
4-4 :d

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:43 PM
5-4*
break her!

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:48 PM
what's the score now?

WilliamzX2
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:50 PM
5-5

WilliamzX2
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Craybas Broke 3-5 30-0

drive-volley
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:57 PM
I've never thought I would root for her, but GO CRAYBass!!!!!!

Paul.
Jul 15th, 2006, 04:57 PM
please dont choke flipkens

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 04:59 PM
please dont choke flipkens
ditto :scared:

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:02 PM
go flipkens
we don´t want see the same as in 1st set

Mightymirza
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:04 PM
flipkins :help:

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:04 PM
4:3
Flipkens is choking again

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:16 PM
5:4 now and 15:30 on Craybas´ serve

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Matchpoint flipkens

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Deuce :(

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:18 PM
another Matchpoint for Flipkens

Mightymirza
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:19 PM
:help: flipkens :o

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:19 PM
now we have Ad. Craybas

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Deuce

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:21 PM
and another MP for Flipkens

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Deuce
and now another MP
how many will she need to finish the match?

rommel99
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:23 PM
go belgium!

rommel99
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:24 PM
yey! now kim needs to win both matches!

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:24 PM
:banana: Kirsten :D

FrazierFan
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:24 PM
What Kirsten Flipkens says about Jill Craybas... :tape:


I hope "old" Jill kicks her ass! :mad:

matthias
Jul 15th, 2006, 05:25 PM
she did it - with her 4th or even 5th MP

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Go KiMi *2-0

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:25 PM
KiMi :o

hablo
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Kimmie :help::o

break asap :fiery:

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Kim 4-5* :o :o :o :mad:

Paneru
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Yet, ofcourse Jamea won't
take advantage and lose it 7-5 or 7-6.

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:44 PM
:eek: 4-6 :eek:

:sad: kimi

Paneru
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Would you look at that!
Seems i underestimated her! ;)

Jamea taking the 1st set 6-4 and
hoping for more of the same in
the 2nd! :)

saved some three bp's! :lol:

muniu
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:46 PM
OMG Kim :help: no comment
What is she doing!!!!!!!!!!!WAKE UP omg :HELP: :HELP:

Dexter
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Clijsters... WTF? :retard:

LUXXXAS
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Kim 4-6;4-2

Aaron.
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Scores? go Jamea!

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Kim leads 4-6 6-2 2-1*.. But she just got broken back

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:50 PM
thx kim

Aaron.
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Score? could somone post live thanks!

Dexter
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:54 PM
GSM Clijsters 46 62 61 :)

Cosmos
Jul 15th, 2006, 08:36 PM
As a real Belgian I hope of course Belgium will win. But on the Flemish television they told that if Belgium should win (no matter what Spain or Italy do) the final would be held also in Belgium. I just add this to see if someone can confirm this? Maybe someone of the Belgians heart it to?

If this is true, be sure that you will find me on Sunday 17/09 in the audience supporting for Belgium!

GoClijsters
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:11 PM
I think you already found me today in the audience supporting Belgium! I was a few times on tv because i screamed that loud! :lol:
2 wonderful matches! Kirsten surprised everybody. I think she's ready to get a break through. Kim played lovely tennis in the 2 last sets. The whole audience was chearing for her and that probably helped!

Cosmos
Jul 16th, 2006, 09:40 AM
Ok, found it.
If Belgium wins this semi final from USA, the fed cup final will be played in Charleroi or Liege.

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 09:52 AM
Go Kimi & Flip

GoClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I wonder how Kirsten will play. Jackson played terrific against Kim. I don't know if Kirsten can upset Jackson. I doubt it.
Kim will win, probably easier then yesterday.
GO BELGIUM!!! :bounce: :bounce:

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Kim will play against Vania King and not against Craybas, because Craybas is ill.

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:02 PM
I'm curious how Kim will play against Vania King, because she never played against her, and I don't know that girl. Never heard about her.

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:10 PM
Kim *3-0

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Kim 4-0*
She's playing good :)

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Kim *5-0

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Kim 6-0 0-0*

terjw
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:28 PM
OMG - missed the 1st set. So quick

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Kim 6-0 *0-1

King deserved that Kim... she played good points

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Kim 6-0 1-1*

Louis Cyphre
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:35 PM
any ideas who will play the next match?

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Kim 6-0 *2-1

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Kim 6-0 3-1*

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Kim 6-0 *4-1

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:47 PM
She's playing very good, her serve is also a lot better than yesterday.

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Kim 6-0 5-1*

terjw
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:51 PM
I can see she's getting lots of first serves in.

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Kim won 6-0 6-1

Belgium in final!

terjw
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Kim wins 6-0 6-1

nitsansh
Jul 16th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Anyone has a clue who plays the 4th rubber?

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Anyone has a clue who plays the 4th rubber?

No, I have no idea....I think Kirsten Flipkens or Carolina Meas

nitsansh
Jul 16th, 2006, 04:21 PM
It looks like Flipkens vs Washington

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 04:39 PM
It looks like Flipkens vs Washington

Yeah, you are right :D

Flipkens - Washington *0-2

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Kirsten 1-2*

gumoll
Jul 16th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Flipkens won 2-6 3-1 by retirement :sad:
Mashona :hug:

Hotzenplotz
Jul 16th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Could anyone please tell me if the doubles will be played?