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Yellow Moon
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:22 PM
The Czech girls have drawn the Wolrd Group team from Spain. CZE vs ESP will be played Feb 7-8, 2009 in Czech Rep :drool:!

Yellow Moon
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:04 PM
from what i make out of it, the Czech girls will play without Nicole :(
http://sport.ihned.cz/c1-33013990-vaidisova-i-nadale-nebude-reprezentovat-ve-fed-cupu

Wiggly
Jan 19th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Nicole is a mess right now. She wouldn't do anything good for the team.
Of course, when she's playing well, it's important to have her on the team because she always deliver but right now, she can be with Radek.

I think the team is going to be Petra, Iveta, Lucie and Kveta.

hellas719
Jan 24th, 2009, 11:21 PM
I'd nominate:
-Peschke
-Benesova
-Kvitova
-Safarova? Zakopalova? Cetkovska?

Sexysova
Jan 25th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Nicole wants to focus on ranking again and also doesn't want to lose in FED CUP because she knows she is not playing well, that's smart decision :) I think she wouldn't be nominated anyway though her win/loss ratio is amazing in FED CUP, especially in singles :)

I would nominate Benesova, Kvitova, Safarova and Peschke :)

winnermax
Jan 26th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Will Kvitova play FED CUP?

Wiggly
Jan 28th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Spain is :

Carla
Nuria
Maria Jose
Lourdes.

Ok. Anabel isn't there so it give them a break. :lol:

The Czech team is Petra, Iveta, Lucie and Kveta.
I think if Iveta doesn't crack under the pressure before the tie, she will play Saturday. If she loses, Lucie will play Sunday. Something like that.

winnermax
Jan 28th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Surface:carpet-indoor

I think Czech's girls are good at playing in this court...

Merseykmight
Jan 30th, 2009, 11:15 AM
China was knocked out by Spain last year...

crazylace01
Feb 2nd, 2009, 05:34 AM
at this time i think this is the best possible team we could have...i like their chances. good luck ladies! :D

davidmario
Feb 2nd, 2009, 05:00 PM
spain has a good double:scared:

Rhémila
Feb 2nd, 2009, 06:17 PM
I think the Czechs got a strong team. If they could cause some damage in singles and they win the tie, I can image they could also get into the final. :)

winnermax
Feb 3rd, 2009, 04:08 AM
They'd better win 3 single matchs as soon as possible...

Yellow Moon
Feb 6th, 2009, 03:39 PM
First day pairings are up: Petra Kvitova agst Carla Suarez Navarro, followed by Iveta Benesova agst Nuria Llagostera-Vives
http://i.idnes.cz/09/021/gal/BUR28f2f5_p200902060628501.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/9ar22b.jpg

Wiggly
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:07 PM
I was hoping Iveta would play first, would mean less pressure.

Benesova played twice in Czech Republic, 1-1 in Singles and won the decisive Doubles against Japan in 2005.
It will be the first time Petra plays in front of her home crowd in a Fed Cup match.

Hopefully they will bring their A+ game.

Yellow Moon
Feb 8th, 2009, 06:03 PM
tears from team's hero ;):
http://i39.tinypic.com/20t2hxt.jpg

Wiggly
Feb 9th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Nice victory girls!
USA is next, at home. Way more tricky than Argentina.
If Venus plays, they're in trouble but they can beat Mattek/Crayabs/Oudin.

stefi62
Feb 17th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Hey guys, someone knows where it will be played? Prague? Thanks for help!

Yellow Moon
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:27 PM
it's gonna be played in Brno, same as the last Fed Cup meet.

Wiggly
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:52 AM
Do you know if it will it on hard or clay, YeMo?

Yellow Moon
Feb 19th, 2009, 04:31 PM
from what my silicon friend extracts from this local newspaper:
http://brnensky.denik.cz/ostatni_region/se-serenou-nebo-bez-ni-cesky-privitaji-usa-asi-v-b.html
the venue for the CZE-USA match-up will be indoor in the Rondo ice hockey arena, Brno, the same city as for the CZE-ESP encounter. The surface is refered to as "hard", but its called out as "Supreme" and identifeid as Carpet/Indoor on the fedcup web site... ;)

Wiggly
Apr 1st, 2009, 06:00 PM
It will be on Hard (Acrylic).
From that interview (MJF), it looks like the Sisters will not make the trip to Brno.
http://www.fedcup.com/news/video.asp?articleid=12353
The US captain says they're the underdogs and speaks about the young players.

Yellow Moon
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Fed Cup teams have been named:
CZE: Iveta Benesova, Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Kveta Peschke (same as earlier this year agst ESP)
USA: Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Alexa Glatch, Melanie Oudin, Liezel Huber

iPatty
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Mattek-Sands will lose both of her matches but Oudin really impressed me this week in Charleston.

Lucka will be able to win both of her matches so we just have to hope that Iveta does not crumble under the pressure. Only one win is needed from her.

Wiggly
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:13 PM
I read somewhere that they might replace Iveta with Barbora but Iveta practiced all week in Prague so she should play.

Safarova will probably play 2 matches and Iveta/Petra will switch.
If might be closer than expected, with Oudin showing some form and Czech #1 and #2 far from their 100%.

Lunaris
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Petra Kvitova had an accident during one of the practice sessions and sprained her ankle. Is doubtful for Fed Cup.

Wiggly
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:46 PM
http://fotobanka.ctk.cz/archiv/fotoarchiv/P200904190337801.jpg

Hopefully she'll recover on time.

crazylace01
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:52 PM
oh no petra :awww:

Rhémila
Apr 19th, 2009, 06:46 PM
I hope she'll be ok :unsure:

iPatty
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:03 PM
First the elbow injury and now this. :(

She wouldn't have played singles anyway, unless Iveta decides to mess up.

Wiggly
Apr 20th, 2009, 09:06 PM
http://sport.idnes.cz/zdravotni-stav-kvitove-se-lepsi-do-haly-prisla-bez-berli-pko-/tenis.asp?c=A090420_193750_tenis_mah

From what I understand, they,ll decide Tuesday night if Petra is in the team or not.
Cetkosvka, Klara or Barbora might take her place.

And Luce beat Iveta 6-4 in a practice set. She always kick her butt.

Lunaris
Apr 24th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Draw for Saturday

Kvitova - Mattek
Benesova - Glatch


I think Lucie should be playing instead of Petra given Petra's recent form and the injury, but let's see.

iPatty
Apr 24th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I think an out-of-form Kvitova is still a better indoor player than Benesova, so it should really be Kvitova and Safarova IMO. I don't expect Glatch to beat Benesova, but Mattek-Sands should do it indoors.

Wiggly
Apr 24th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Safarova should've played.
I'm sure she will gets the chance on Sunday, instead of Iveta (if 1-1 or 0-2) or Petra (2-0).

Hopefully Petra will win her match, making Iveta more comfortable and Glatch more stressed.

Lunaris
Apr 25th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Fed Cup livestreams are available on bet365.com

Wiggly
Apr 25th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Iveta decided to play like Brie Whitehead.

I really don't understand why they keep picking her.
She admitted herself tons of time that she can't cope with the pressure.

Lunaris
Apr 25th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Iveta said she would not play Fed Cup again, that it's time for young players to be given a chance. Hopefully she will reconsider.

Rhémila
Apr 25th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Iveta said she would not play Fed Cup again, that it's time for young players to be given a chance. Hopefully she will reconsider.

Poor girl :sad: It's sad, she tries and she's such a good player but everything goes wrong in Fed Cup. Cheer up, Iveta :hug:
Will she play doubles tomorrow? :confused:

Wiggly
Apr 25th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Pala will surely calm her down tonight.
They need her for the Doubles.

Wiggly
Apr 26th, 2009, 04:47 PM
Iveta said she would not play Fed Cup again, that it's time for young players to be given a chance. Hopefully she will reconsider.

Umm no. She will never play Fed Cup again after this.
It's impossible.

It quite possibly ruined her entire season.

Lunaris
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Shade, It was a good opportunity, one that may not come anytime soon.

iPatty
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:30 PM
I blame Vaidisova. ;)

Gutted for them, I can't imagine how Peschke and Benesova are feeling at the moment.

davidmario
Apr 26th, 2009, 10:16 PM
cooold interview from miss sunshine peschke on fedcup.com:eek: iveta doing the talking there...

davidmario
Apr 26th, 2009, 10:17 PM
i heard kveta hit a 2nd serve return just wide on matchpoint. I'm dying to see the match. sexysova is uploading it now I guess.

crazylace01
Apr 26th, 2009, 10:26 PM
I blame Vaidisova. ;)

Gutted for them, I can't imagine how Peschke and Benesova are feeling at the moment.

but would we have wanted nicole on the team anyway, in the form she's been in?
i mean sure, she's come around a bit, but has yet to prove herself again against tough competition.

iPatty
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:08 AM
That's exactly what I mean. If she was in her late '06 form this tie would have been a win, no question. ;)

crazylace01
Apr 27th, 2009, 01:18 AM
well of course it would have been.
but she's NOT in her 06 form.
it's possible that she would have done more harm than good.
of course, it's all speculation at this point.
nonetheless, i hope she comes back next year.

Yellow Moon
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:19 PM
despite the hi-fives and great efforts by both, Kveta and Iveta failed to deliver :tears:. Big dissapointment for CZE
http://i40.tinypic.com/bjesdj.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/rwtmgx.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/24wy8ls.jpg

Yellow Moon
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Next up in Fed Cup match-ups: Germany

Rhémila
Jun 20th, 2009, 06:40 AM
Next up in Fed Cup match-ups: Germany

It'll be without Iveta, I guess. :sad:

Wiggly
Jun 20th, 2009, 09:05 PM
It'll be without Iveta, I guess. :sad:

Lucie showed she's up for the challenge twice this year.
It might help the team to not having to deal with the problem of Iveta's being Czech #1 but sucking in Fed Cup.

It will only hurt in Doubles because Kveta/Iveta were quite good.