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tennisuk
Nov 27th, 2001, 10:56 AM
The 2002 Fed Cup World Group draw can be accessed on the ITF's website:

<a href="http://www.itftennis.com" target="_blank">http://www.itftennis.com</a>

MS
Nov 27th, 2001, 11:07 AM
Spain plays at home, that's great <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> . But not a good draw for Spain, at least I don't like it too much.

Coetzer Fan
Nov 27th, 2001, 11:12 AM
Germany against Russia <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

very tough for the german girls!!!

Alek
Nov 27th, 2001, 11:24 AM
DRAW

(s)(c)USA vs. Austria<br />(c)Croatia vs. (s)Czech Republic

(c)(s)Spain vs. Hungary<br />(c)Germany vs. (s)Russia

(s)(c)Slovak Republic vs. Switzerland<br />(c)Argentina vs. (s)France

(s)(c)Italy vs. Sweden<br />Australia vs. (s)(c)Belgium

<br />s = seed<br />c = chooses surface

thanks tennisuk <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ November 27, 2001: Message edited by: Alx ]</p>

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 27th, 2001, 11:24 AM
Pretty good draw <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> but would have preferred a home tie.

I like it

Fed Cup 1 April 27-28

USA v Austria<br />Croatia v Czech Rep<br />Spain v Hungary<br />Germany v Russia<br />Slovak Rep v Switzerland<br />Argentina v France<br />Italy v Sweden<br />Belgium v Australia

Adrian
Nov 27th, 2001, 11:37 AM
Australia plays at home <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> , I wonder what surface the Belgians will pick.....

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 27th, 2001, 11:50 AM
Adrian ..... Belgium are home not AUS.

Adrian
Nov 27th, 2001, 12:10 PM
Oops sorry, seen Alx's post, he has Australia at home <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Well that sucks they get the home and the choice <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

per4ever
Nov 27th, 2001, 12:13 PM
what an easy draw for the belgian girls!!!!!!!!<br />I hope they choose hardcourt, but I think it will be clay again. Belgium has lots of clay courts..

I hope hardcourt, so they might play in Ghent then <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Mattographer
Nov 27th, 2001, 12:27 PM
Belgium, please pick HARDCOURT! <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 27th, 2001, 12:51 PM
Belgium: it will be clay , its clay season and only other choice would be indoors,

Germany might stick us on grass at Halle but i'm sure we'll come thru whatever they throw at us, we'll just shuffle our players <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Adrian
Nov 27th, 2001, 12:54 PM
Well if our girls continue to improve like they have this year, they will at least put in a good showing <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

ys
Nov 27th, 2001, 01:30 PM
Provided we beat Germans, we'd play the second round in Spain. I don't like it..

Josh
Nov 27th, 2001, 01:39 PM
I think clay would be the best choice....I don't trust those Aussies on hardcourt <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> ....

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 27th, 2001, 02:15 PM
ys .... If we are at home to Spain we should make it <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

even on clay .... Elena v ASV , I'd take Elena.

Steveg
Nov 27th, 2001, 02:26 PM
The news from the ITF also mention that the qualifying play offs for the World Group 2003 will be on July 20-21.

This is during the qualifying rounds of the BOWC - exactly the same as last year. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

So some players will have to chose again between the Fed Cup play offs and Stanford. <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Gallofa
Nov 27th, 2001, 03:41 PM
Some tennis in Spain the 27-28 of April weekend! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I like that! Hungary, here we come!!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Nov 27th, 2001, 04:58 PM
How come Germany gets to choose the surface? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

I'm glad Switzerland is still in instead of playing quallies. <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> I hope at least Patty plays for them. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

<br />Hungary?!?!? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> Let's see who they have. Aniko, Rita, Zsofia, Petra.....hmmm

matthias
Nov 27th, 2001, 09:58 PM
pea: the last russia germany tie was in russia, thats the reason why germnay play at home this time!

<br />TBE: im sure germnay will play once again in hamburg on clay! im sure lawn would be better, but this year against argentina it was the same, im sure on lawn in halle germany had won the tie against argentina!

moon
Nov 27th, 2001, 10:24 PM
Go USA!!!

does this mean that the USA could play Belgium in the finals????

That would be great!!

ttaM
Nov 28th, 2001, 04:37 AM
Will the USA-vs-Austria match be played in America or Austria?

matthias
Dec 9th, 2001, 10:14 AM
germnay cant play in hamburg, the week later is the betty barclay cup and she need the courts for the qualifying!

<img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />and bad for the germnas girls, if she not get a wildcard for the hamburg tourni she can not play qualifying!<br />and not all can get a wildcard!

Jorn
Dec 9th, 2001, 11:35 AM
Germany still can play in Hamburg, (even I don't think they will) but they will have to play Friday and Saturday on the big c-c.

Betty qualies will first start Sunday. (If they do, what they use to do...)

Brαm
Dec 26th, 2001, 03:28 PM
Nice draw. I like it <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Go Belgium <img src="wink.gif" border="0">