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santhuruu
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:21 PM
Well done, Kuzzie!

Well seems like we will have another semi between Russia and USA, cause USA leads 2-0 too in the tie with Belgium.

goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia hits a return to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain during their quarter-final match of the Fed Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, 22 April 2007. Kuznetsova won 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. AFP

goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:31 PM
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Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia serves to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain during their quarter-final match of the Fed Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, 22 April 2007. Kuznetsova won 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:31 PM
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Svetlana Kuznetsova (R) of Russia is congratulated by her team mate Nadia Petrova after the quarter-final match of the Fed Cup tennis tournament against Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, in Moscow, 22 April 2007. Kuznetsova won 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia celebrates her victory after the quarter-final match of the Fed Cup tennis tournament against Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, in Moscow, 22 April 2007. Kuznetsova won 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova reacts during her match against Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round of the Fed Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Sunday, April 22, 2007.

goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova returns a shot to Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues during the first round of the Fed Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Sunday, April 22, 2007.

Meteor Shower
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova returns a shot to Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues during the first round of the Fed Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Sunday, April 22, 2007.

Yikes. :o :scared:

Well done Svetlana!
Russia - U.S.A should be great! :drool:

laurie
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:48 PM
Congratulations to Russia.

Nice to see Svetlana handing out a bagel set - she doesn't do it too often, nice to see, tough for Anabel though.

The Russian crowd must have been really raucous.

Europe rocks
Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:54 PM
Anabel :tears: At least you managed to steal a set for Spain :)

Davai Russia :bigclap:

Alvarillo
Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:17 PM
Anabel injured her back in the last set
Hopefully she can recover for the big tournaments on clay :kiss:

Congrats Russia!
Sveta :worship:

Wayn77
Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:28 PM
Kuzzie pumpin up the volume! :bounce: :kiss:

santhuruu
Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:30 PM
Great pics Goldenlox:D

The Daviator
Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:32 PM
Congrats Russia :yeah:

Yarden
Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:34 PM
Well done Sveta :yeah:
Davai Russia :D

*Jean*
Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:41 PM
Kuzzie :bounce:

Russia :p

.Andrew.
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:00 PM
Well done, Sveta! :woohoo:

Congrats, Russia! :D

Anabel :sad: Good effort.

Shoulderpova
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:02 PM
:yippee:

Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:37 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:38 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:38 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:39 PM
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goldenlox
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:46 PM
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Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues is treated by the team doctor during the first round of the Fed Cup tennis tournament against Russia in Moscow, Sunday, April 22, 2007.

Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:48 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:53 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:54 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:54 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:54 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:55 PM
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Mark Spruce
Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:55 PM
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Corswandt
Apr 22nd, 2007, 03:59 PM
Loads of funny stuff about this match.

- Medina trying to hit FH winners :lol: Typical outcome: moonball, pitty pat floater dropping around the service line or netted shot.

- Sveta going for big BH DTL winners when out of position, success rate about 10%

- Medina's obnoxious 'tude and evil stares at any linesman who dared to call her mighty shots out

And above all, the thought that Sveta might be now playing for Spain if the Spanish Federation didn't think she wasn't going to be all that.

Report:

First set played much like a hardcourt match, with Sveta serving huge, keeping points short but still unable to do much on Medina's service games. I don't think any game went to deuce, and the set was over in something like 25 mins.

Second set with Medina being even more successful in using her only decent shot (the deep crosscourt BH) to keep Sveta pinned to her less powerful and more erratic BH side. Sveta, frustrated and never the sharpest oncourt thinker, tried to break the deadlock by hitting big DTL BHs, which usually ended up by going out by kms. She also wasn't serving quite as well. Medina served for the set but got broken after being unable to finish off at least a couple of points in which she had a fully open court for a FH winner.

Third set blowout, with Medina looking spent (called for the trainer early on the set, complaining of lower back pain I think) and no longer bothering to chase Sveta's shots.

Vinicius_Uraitan
Apr 22nd, 2007, 04:06 PM
:yeah:

Congratulations, Russia !!! :worship:

Davai Russia !!! :rocker2:

Demska
Apr 22nd, 2007, 04:11 PM
Expected. Nice bagel Sveta! :woohoo:

Win this thing Russia! Davai!

Minotaur
Apr 22nd, 2007, 04:50 PM
I feel really sorry for Anabel who played good but got injured.

doris_hdz
Apr 22nd, 2007, 05:27 PM
Congrats Russia!!

Blu€
Apr 22nd, 2007, 05:36 PM
Good Try Anabel, shame you got injured I still believe you could have done much better against Petrova!

goldenlox
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:08 AM
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Svetlana Kuznetsova (left) seals a victory in the match and books Russia a place in the Fed Cup's last four.

Lucyxx
Apr 23rd, 2007, 02:35 PM
Finisher! Strong signal against a formidable indoor clay team.

Well done Svets.

goldenlox
Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:25 PM
This was the last Russian Fed Cup tie in Yeltsin's lifetime

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