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shirgan
Jul 6th, 2006, 02:27 AM
Venue: Zaragoza, Spain (clay - outdoors)

Spain
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo
Captain: Miguel Margets

Italy
Francesca Schiavone
Flavia Pennetta
Mara Santangelo
Romina Oprandi
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

-Makiri-
Jul 7th, 2006, 10:07 AM
forza Ragazze

GABRIEL
Jul 9th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Italy SHOULD win all singles, and maybe lose the double, result might be 3-2 or 4-1 for Italy, that's what I think and hope at least....go Franny, Flavia and Mara! and welcome to the team Romina !!!

shirgan
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:42 PM
TV schedule

Host Broadcasters
Spain : TVE Teledeporte
Sat 15th July from 10h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 09h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

International Broadcasters
Italy : RAI Sport
Sat 15th July from 13h30 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 12h50 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Denmark : 4 Sport

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

France : Sport +

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Hong Kong : I-Cable

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Israel : JCS

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

India : Zee Sports
Sat 15th July from 10h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 09h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Japan : J Sports

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Malaysia : Astro/Measat

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Portugal : Sport TV

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Russia : NTV Plus

Mon 17th July Highlights Program
USA : The Tennis Channel
Sat 15th July from 10h00 LIVE
Sun 16th July from 09h00 LIVE

Comment : All times are given in GMT

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

United Kingdom : BSkyB

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Argentina : TYC Sports

Mon 17th July Highlights Program

Alberto
Jul 13th, 2006, 10:37 AM
vamos ESPAÑA!!! :bounce:

Vamos
Jul 13th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Vamos España, vamos María! :)

tobi
Jul 14th, 2006, 11:50 AM
R1 - A.MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP) v F.PENNETTA (ITA)
R2 - L.DOMINGUEZ-LINO (ESP) v F.SCHIAVONE (ITA)
R3 - A.MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP) v F.SCHIAVONE (ITA)
R4 - L.DOMINGUEZ-LINO (ESP) v F.PENNETTA (ITA)
R5 - V.RUANO PASCUAL / M.SANCHEZ LORENZO (ESP) v R.OPRANDI / M.SANTANGELO (ITA)

Looks like the best tie of the weekend with the matches.

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 01:50 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=10903

14 Jul 2006 - Stadium Casablanca, Zaragoza, Spain - Whit Sheppard
Medina Garrigues to face Pennetta in opening rubber

The draw for the Spain v Italy World Group Semifinal in Zaragoza was held Friday at the Stadium Casablanca, site of this weekend’s tie on red clay, and has resulted in some tantalizing match-ups.
The draw for the Spain v Italy World Group Semifinal in Zaragoza was held Friday at the Stadium Casablanca, site of this weekend’s tie on red clay, and has resulted in some tantalizing match-ups.

Saturday´s opening singles rubbers will see Spanish No. 1 Anabel Medina Garrigues (world No. 24) play the Italian No. 2, Flavia Pennetta (world No. 18), followed by Italian No. 1 Francesca Schiavone (world No. 14) against Spanish No. 2 Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (world No. 47).

“I know her [game],” said Medina Garrigues of Pennetta, “We’ve played each other a couple of times before (1-1 head-to-head).”

“It’s important for us playing in front of our people. If I can give one point for Spain in the first match, it will be easier for the other players.”

Pennetta commented, “It’s a very difficult match tomorrow against Anabel. If I win the first point, for sure it’s good for our team.”

Schiavone, who will be an interested observer of Saturday’s opener, said, “I believe in Flavia and I believe in our possibilities here.”

The Italians come into this weekend’s play hoping to hold the momentum from their 4-1 upset win in Nancy in late April over last year’s losing finalists, France. Spain advanced with a 5-0 whitewashing of Austria in Valencia.

Sunday´s reverse singles will match Medina Garrigues (ESP) versus Schiavone (ITA), followed by Dominguez-Lino (ESP) against Pennetta (ITA). The tie concludes Sunday afternoon with a doubles rubber pitting Maria Sanchez Lorenzo/Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) against Mara Santangelo/Romina Oprandi (ITA).

“I like to play for Spain, for me it’s a pleasure to be on the team,”
said Sanchez Lorenzo. “I’ll be very happy to play in the doubles but we hope that they win the singles and we don’t have to play.”

The two countries have met four times previously in Fed Cup play, each team winning twice, but this will be the first time they have played on Spanish soil. The hosts have won four Fed Cups since 1993 (also ’94, ’95, ’98) and were finalists in 2000 and 2002.

Italian Captain Corrado Barrazzuti hopes to duplicate Italy’s recent World Cup triumph in Fed Cup play but knows the Spanish won’t cede easily, particularly on their home ground.

“It’s a difficult match but we came here to win,” Barrazzuti said. “We want to try to go to the end of the road but we know Spain is a good team and we are ready to fight.”

The Spanish are captained by Miguel Margets.

Fitness will be a key factor, as the tie will be played in searing Spanish summer heat. Temperatures are forecast to be in the vicinity of 33ºC Saturday and 36ºC Sunday, which should make for challenging conditions as Spain and Italy vie for a spot against the USA-Belgium winner in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas finals.

Cersei
Jul 14th, 2006, 01:52 PM
Vamos España!! :banana:

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Interview with Anabel Medina Garrigues

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/FC_2899_mp3.MP3

Interviews with the Spain and Italy teams at the draw for ESP v ITA

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/FC_2906_mp3.MP3

Jorn
Jul 14th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Vamos Spain!! :)

jack daniels
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:16 AM
I think it will be 1-1 after Day 1

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Schaivone :D Vamos !

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:26 AM
Anabel *0-1 40-40?

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Falvia *4-0 ok

Alberto
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:40 AM
can you give lkink please?

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:41 AM
http://www.fedcup.com/

AaronJoyB
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:42 AM
scoreboard stuck?

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:48 AM
4-1* vai Flaviaaa

2times
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:55 AM
wtf is with the SB

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Flavia 6-3

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Flavia 6-3 *1-0

shadowsecret
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:59 AM
keep it up flavia! :)

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Flavia 6-3 *3-0

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Flavia 6-3 4-0*

Cersei
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Anabel :help:

Dexter
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:17 AM
Flavietta :bigclap:

LUXXXAS
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:19 AM
Flavia :hearts: :)

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:44 AM
6-3 6-0 yahoooooo

Jorn
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:49 AM
Anabel :help:

LUXXXAS
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:50 AM
:eek: Flavia :yeah:
Forza Franny :devil::hearts:

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 11:55 AM
finally!!!!!

the SB sucks!!!!

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:17 PM
francesca-lourdes 3-*2

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:20 PM
fran *3-3

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:23 PM
francesca 4-*3

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:41 PM
francesca 5-*4

break now!!!

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:44 PM
Franca? 5-4?

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:46 PM
6-4!


sssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ehhhhh

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:47 PM
JEEEEEEEEEEEE BRAVO FRANCA !!!!!!!!

txh salvatore

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:53 PM
fran 6-4 1-*0

hallso
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:54 PM
where do you see this result?
crappy livescore from fedcup site stopped at 4 all :/

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:59 PM
6-4 *2-0

SloKid
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Forza!

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:02 PM
forza schiavone

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:02 PM
6-4 2-*1 terrible break!

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:05 PM
:sad:

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:05 PM
I'm watching the match in tv...RaisportItalia

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:08 PM
6-4 *2-2

francesca........

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:13 PM
francesca 6-4 3-*2

In The Zone
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:16 PM
pennetta won 63 60 right?

nicoleisa
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:19 PM
schiavone's a big choker.

see if she can choke her way to a loss here.

doming-lino is a comparative dud.

:fiery:

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:19 PM
fran 6-4 *4-2 alèèèèè

nicoleisa
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:23 PM
did she win a dodgy penalty?

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:24 PM
6-4 5-*2

nicoleisa
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:25 PM
5-2 forza schia!!!

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:29 PM
6-4 *5-3

nicoleisa
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:29 PM
6-2?

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:33 PM
6-4 5-*4 poor me

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:34 PM
franca :sad:

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:35 PM
my scoreboard is still 4-4 ad to schiavone...
what a sh*t! :rolleyes:

Dexter
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Close it out Fran!

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:36 PM
where do you see this result?
crappy livescore from fedcup site stopped at 4 all :/
as well as mine :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:40 PM
franca 6-5?

hallso
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:41 PM
ps. can someone from Italy tell me the score of your volleyball men's team in world league with China?

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:42 PM
6-4 6-*5......

nicoleisa
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:46 PM
what a choker. i told you. she'll lose this.

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:48 PM
whats the scorline???

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:49 PM
shiavone won?

gumoll
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:49 PM
ps. can someone from Italy tell me the score of your volleyball men's team in world league with China?
Italy won 3-0 (14,14,25)

Si_Hi
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Italy won 3-0 (14,14,25)
:bounce: well done

AlexBarrington
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:52 PM
6-4 7-5 at the 5MP!!!

Mecha
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:53 PM
forza franca :rocker2:

nicoleisa
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:57 PM
well, she almost choked it.

italians don't have a history of being real tough.

GABRIEL
Jul 15th, 2006, 04:28 PM
shut up Nicoleisa ....Fran won it, she did not choke !!!!:lick:

the final is VERY close, impressive win by Flavietta:kiss:

-Makiri-
Jul 15th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Great work Italy :D :D :D

fammmmedspin
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:54 PM
well, she almost choked it.

italians don't have a history of being real tough.

Romans did OK.

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 09:32 AM
Medina break

rrfnpump
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:14 AM
Anabel 6-2 5*-2 :bolt:
serve it out, Anabel :D and keep Spain alive

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Mediona :D 6-2 5-2 :D

Cersei
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:18 AM
Anabel :banana: 6-2 6-2
Vamos Lourdes

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:23 AM
MEDINA win yeah

GO FLAVIA

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Flavia vs Lourdes

Goooooooooo Flavia, please win..

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Flavia 0-4 bp :o

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:04 AM
flavia *0-1

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:07 AM
flavia 1-*1 at love

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:09 AM
*2-1

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:14 AM
2-*2

Flavia....

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:24 AM
flavia *3-2 fantastic game...thnx to the net!!!

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:27 AM
4-*2

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:29 AM
*5-2 Super Flaviaaaa

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:34 AM
first set 6-2 Pennetta

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:34 AM
6-2 0-*0

Vai Flavia, continua cosììììììììììì!

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:37 AM
6-2 Peneta !!!!

KClijsters
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:43 AM
Pennetta 6-2 *0-1

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:43 AM
6-2 *0-1

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:52 AM
1-*1 2bp wasted phiuuuuuu

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:54 AM
flavia *1-2

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:59 AM
flavia 6-2 2-*2

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:03 PM
flavia 6-2 *3-2 beneeeeeeeeee

matthias
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:03 PM
Flavia broke D-L

keep going

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:08 PM
Flavia The Fighter 6-2 4-*2

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Flavia 6-2 *4-3

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:20 PM
6-2 4-*4

flavia, please... ( - . -''')

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:27 PM
6-2 *5-4

please, flavia hold gogogogogogo

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Flavia *5-4 :D

AlexBarrington
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:31 PM
6-2 6-4

flaia, i love youuuuuuuuuu



yuauuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooooooo

italia in finaleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Mecha
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:32 PM
GSM FLAVIA

italia 3 :D

mat87to
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:16 PM
Good job Flavia

In The Zone
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:17 PM
no doubs?

Quack
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:38 PM
^ no doubles indeed.

Very good performance by Flavia yesterday and today :worship:. She led Italia to the final. Well, now Belgium I suppose, good luck! Maybe I try to get some tickets, supporting the Flavia & co. in my Italia shirt :cool:.

FORZA ITALIA!!!

Vamos
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:44 PM
no doubs?

because due to extreme heat the doubles rubber (with María) was cancelled.

I am sorry for Spain, but congrats for Italy.

-Makiri-
Jul 17th, 2006, 02:13 PM
http://www.federtennis.it/upload/pop_italianteam_16_07.jpg