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Hayato
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:22 AM
For the first time in history. :) Thanks to the great achievements of Rossana de los Rios, and the new risers Veronica Cepede Royg and Isaura Enrique Aguilar, who, last year, made the final round in Montreal before falling to Canada. Isabella Robbiani will probably play for Paraguay this time too. I guess Rossana's husband will be the coach again...he did a great job last time :yeah:

La Fed Cup 2010 será en el Yacht

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Por primera vez en la historia, Paraguay será sede de una competencia continental máxima del tenis femenino profesional a nivel de naciones en el mundo: la Fed Cup (Copa Federación).

El certamen se jugará desde el 1 al 7 de febrero en el Yacht. Así oficialmente lo confirmó la Federación Internacional (ITF).

En su tercera intentona, la Asociación Paraguaya de Tenis obtiene el nombramiento y consiguió el objetivo pese a competir con un país sumamente importante como Brasil, que hace poco obtuvo la más resonante conquista en materia de albergue de competencias del máximo nivel, al ganar la elección para los Juegos Olímpicos 2016 que se realizarán en Río de Janeiro.

En los últimos doce años, Brasil había albergado nada menos que cuatro ediciones de la Fed Cup en otras tantas ciudades y de su capital y tres diferentes estados (ver info).

Paraguay no sólo aseguró su permanencia en el Grupo 1 en la disputa de la edición 2009 en el Uniprix de Montreal, sino que llegó hasta la final intentando el acceso al quali mundial, pero cayó derrotado 0-3 ante el dueño de casa.

Para llegar a este logro, se tuvo que llenar un exigente cuaderno de cargos ofreciendo las ventajas de la estructura del Yacht, el brillante historial como anfitrión que el tenis nacional supo alcanzar en otras competiciones y la calidad de instalaciones, albergue y comida para los participantes.

El presidente de la APT, Camilo Pérez, al brindar la confirmación de la grata nueva a ULTIMA HORA, valoró el hecho como "histórico, pues figura como uno de los mayores acontecimientos del tenis internacional, que albergará el país, que era lo único que le faltaba después de disfrutar de eventos de máxima categoría desde la Copa Davis hasta mundiales y sudamericanos juveniles".

Sólo una vez, cuando en el Yacht se jugó un quali mundial en 1995, se disputó en el país un tie de Fed Cup, que perdimos ante Eslovaquia 0-5. Pero una justa round robin con seis naciones participantes, por la máxima categoría de ascenso, jamás se dio hasta ahora.

LA FEDERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE TENIS CONFIRMÓ SEDE PARAGUAYA.

JUGARÁ ROSSANA

La APT iniciará la preparación de su escuadra, ofreciendo la participación a Rossana de los Ríos, la máxima profesional guaraní, eje del equipo que este año llegó a la final con ella, Vero Cepede e Isaura Enrique. En el 2010 rivalizará con Canadá, Brasil, Colombia, Chile y Cuba.

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Dates: February 1-7, 2010
Venue: Yacht y Golf Club Paraguayo, Asunción
Surface: Red Clay (Outdoors)
Teams: Paraguay, Canadá, Brasil, Colombia, Chile y Cuba

jumsirult
Dec 10th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Oh man, this game is pretty sweet. Why can't more games have cutscenes that you want to see more of?

Drake1980
Dec 10th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Amazing location! :eek: I want to go so bad! :hearts:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 12th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Wow, what a beautiful club :hearts:. I only wish the article was in english :p This will be a very proud day for Paraguan tennis :bounce:.

Anik
Jan 11th, 2010, 08:55 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/results/am1.asp

Nominations

Brazil: Maria Fernanda Alves, Ana Clara Duarte, Roxanna Vaisemberg, Nathalia Rossi, Carlos Alves (captain)
Bolivia: Maria Fernanda Alvarez, Maria Paula Deheza, Maria Ines Deheza, Daniela Trigo, Alvaro Garron (captain)
Canada: Aleksandra Wozniak, Stephanie Dubois, Sharon Fichman, Marie-Eve Pelletier, Rene Collins (captain)
Chile: Andrea Koch Benvenuto, Cecilia Costa Melgar, Daniela Seguel Carvajal, Camila Silva Espinoza, Carlos Marchant Maruri (captain)
Colombia: Mariana Duque, Catalina Castaño, Paula Zabala, Yuliana Lizarazo, Alejandro Martinez (captain)
Cuba: Yamile Fors-Guerra, Misleidis Diaz Gonzalez, Lumay Diaz Hernandez, Jose Ariel de la Cruz (captain)
Paraguay: Rossana De Los Rios, Veronica Cepede Royg, Isabella Robbiani, Isaura Enrique, Alfredo De Brix (captain)
Puerto Rico: Jessica Roland-Rosario, Monica Puig, Rocio Portela, Gabriela Vazquez, Juan Carlos Escudero (captain)

Hayato
Jan 11th, 2010, 10:18 PM
Strongest teams: 1) Canada 2) Colombia 3) Brazil 4) Paraguay 5) Bolivia 6) Chile 7) Puerto Rico 8) Cuba

It's very difficult to not see Canada winning again, even on clay. It would be nice (should they win) if they could win their play-off and give a Latin nation a chance :p

Rossana really needs to step it up because she's beaten Wozniak and Dubois a few times before, and also Fichman.

Râtopado
Jan 13th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Strongest teams: 1) Canada 2) Colombia 3) Brazil 4) Paraguay 5) Bolivia 6) Chile 7) Puerto Rico 8) Cuba

It's very difficult to not see Canada winning again, even on clay. It would be nice (should they win) if they could win their play-off and give a Latin nation a chance :p

Rossana really needs to step it up because she's beaten Wozniak and Dubois a few times before, and also Fichman.

I think that Canada is the strongest team, but then I don't agree in all what you say. Paraguay is the host team, has Rosana De los Ríos and Verónica Cepede and Isabella Robbiani can be very usefull. Then, I agree that Colombia can also do it, because they have Castaño (lot of experience) and the other players don't have so much experience. But be careful with Yuliana Lizarazo. Brasil has a very competitive team, and I think that they can go into the final. Ana Clara Duarte plays very well (she only needs a winning hit to be in the Top 100) and Roxane Vaisemberg used to be a very good player.

Chile has Andrea Koch, that is playing her best tennis and has a lot of experience. Then we have Camila Silva, a very good player. I think she can make a surprise. Daniela Seguel and Cecilia Costa are excellent players but they don't have a lot of experience.

Bolivia has a similar situation to Chile's one, but the Deheza sisters have even less experience and Daniela Trigo has been playing very few matches during 2009.

Do not underestimate the Cuban players' level.

Normally, Canada should be in the final and I think that the surface and the climate (very hot, 40ºC is a normal thing and with a lot of humidity) can be a very tough opponent.

So, if I had to do a ranking, it could be:

1. Canada
2. Paraguay
3. Brasil
4. Colombia
5. Chile
6. Bolivia
7. Cuba
8. Puerto Rico

Hayato
Jan 14th, 2010, 01:47 AM
Yeah, I pretty much agree with you there. I'm just not going to have high expectations for Paraguay because Veronica is still very inexperienced. Isabella Robbiani i'm afraid is not proving to be much. She would be beaten by most players here, regardless of where it's played. Although I do think Veronica Cepede would put up a much, much better fight against Dubois this year.

Yuliana Lizarazo is a strong, rising player and that's why I put Colombia as #2, since Duque and Castano are still capable of top 100 tennis. (Even though both lost last year to De Los Rios, Cepede)

Duarte and Vaisemberg are good players, Roxane can be even better at times but somehow doesn't get the results. Alves is a strong doubles player, Rossana is good too but is quite inexperienced with doubles now (despite having played with Sharapova, Sanchez Vicario, Jankovic, Kuznetsova etc)

Canada of course will be the major favourites, having won it at least the last 2 or 3 times. It would be refreshing to see an upset!

So I think it will definitely come down to these top 4 teams as well. All depends on the group positioning, last year Canada had a cake-walk draw while the other 3 seeds drew each other.

spiceboy
Jan 14th, 2010, 04:38 AM
Brasil has a very competitive team, and I think that they can go into the final. Ana Clara Duarte plays very well (she only needs a winning hit to be in the Top 100) and Roxane Vaisemberg used to be a very good player.


:tape::tape::tape::tape:

Yeah, exactly what approx. another 300 girls on Tour need...I've seen both Duarte and Vaisemberg play and they are good players. The problem is that there are lots of other players EVEN better. Top 100? :o People think that getting into the Top 100 is that easy these days :rolleyes:

Râtopado
Jan 19th, 2010, 01:18 PM
:tape::tape::tape::tape:

Yeah, exactly what approx. another 300 girls on Tour need...I've seen both Duarte and Vaisemberg play and they are good players. The problem is that there are lots of other players EVEN better. Top 100? :o People think that getting into the Top 100 is that easy these days :rolleyes:

I don't think that getting into the Top 100 is easy but I think that Ana Clara Duarte can get there if she improves her righthand and specially the speed and "weigth" of his balls. She plays really good.

There are lot of girls that have an interesting level and lot of them could get into the Top 100 if they improve some aspects of their way of playing. The level between the 200º and 10º sometimes is no so big. The better ones play with more strength, manage in a better way the tactics and have a stronger personality. Sometimes the difference is only the dedication or the way in which they take care about themselves. So, sure that Ana Clara Duarte could arrive to the Top 100 if she improves some aspects, or you would tell me is it a lie??

That is not the same as saying that getting into the Top 100 is easy. It is only a commentary and with the experience of following and working in tennis for more than 25 years. So, please, a little respect and don't change the meaning of what we say.

Râtopado
Jan 19th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Yeah, I pretty much agree with you there. I'm just not going to have high expectations for Paraguay because Veronica is still very inexperienced. Isabella Robbiani i'm afraid is not proving to be much. She would be beaten by most players here, regardless of where it's played. Although I do think Veronica Cepede would put up a much, much better fight against Dubois this year.

Yuliana Lizarazo is a strong, rising player and that's why I put Colombia as #2, since Duque and Castano are still capable of top 100 tennis. (Even though both lost last year to De Los Rios, Cepede)

Duarte and Vaisemberg are good players, Roxane can be even better at times but somehow doesn't get the results. Alves is a strong doubles player, Rossana is good too but is quite inexperienced with doubles now (despite having played with Sharapova, Sanchez Vicario, Jankovic, Kuznetsova etc)

Canada of course will be the major favourites, having won it at least the last 2 or 3 times. It would be refreshing to see an upset!

So I think it will definitely come down to these top 4 teams as well. All depends on the group positioning, last year Canada had a cake-walk draw while the other 3 seeds drew each other.

Now that you say it, I think that Colombia could be the number 2 because it's true they have a team with two good players. Nevertheless Duque is still not so regular, the same problem of Cepede from Paraguay.

The most important thing for me is that we will see lot of junior players in Fed Cup and that's very good for Southamerican tennis.

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 24th, 2010, 07:09 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that Canada is the favorite, even with the surface not being their cup of tea. Aleks, even though not playing that great right now, is almost unbeaten in Fed Cup, and she enjoys clay a lot. Sharon will possibly play the second singles (as she loves clay), but even Steph will probably be able to win the second point. Add in Pelletier and Sharon that are both top 100 in doubles, and we get a third point.

I think Colombia is the only team with a shot at upsetting Canada. Both Castano and Duque have experience on the big world stage, have good wins, and enjoy clay.

As for Paraguay, Rossana will have to raise her level up A LOT from last year to have a shot at beating Aleks, and Cepede was just overplayed in EVERY aspect against Steph last year. Sharon also plays a similar game that Cepede, but at a much higher level. I'm not underestimating the effect of the crowd, getting one point is definitely possible, but getting two points will be a tough task for them for sure.

Brazil is always solid, but I feel like their chances are getting slimmer every year. Alves in doubles is dangerous, but not enough experience for Duarte and Vaisemberg to get two wins overall.

My ranking would be:

1) Canada
2) Colombia
3) Paraguay
4) Brazil

As for the other 4, I don't see them with much of a chance. Watch out for Puerto Rico, Puig has been playing great in juniors and has a great game. They could 'upset' Bolivia or Chile, to prevent them from dropping. I'm guessing Cuba and Chile or Bolivia will go down, depend of the draw.

Râtopado
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:30 PM
Some news:

- Daniela Trigo won't play for Bolivia and she has been replaced by junior Belén Rivera (she plays pretty good).

- Yuliana Lizarazo is out from the team (I don't know the reason) and she has been replaced by Karen Castiblanco.

- They told me that Rosana De los Ríos had some problems with Paraguayan Tennis Association but it seems that she will finally play for his team.

- Today is going to be made the final draw. I will be following Fed Cup, so any information I will be posting it.

Meelis
Feb 2nd, 2010, 09:19 PM
Group A

CANADA
BRAZIL
PUERTO RICO
CUBA

Group B

COLOMBIA
PARAGUAY
CHILE
BOLIVIA

Meelis
Feb 2nd, 2010, 09:25 PM
Wednesday matches

Canada vs Cuba
Paraguay vs Chile
Colombia vs Bolivia
Brazil vs Puerto Rico

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 2nd, 2010, 09:49 PM
Perfect for Canada, both Colombia and Paraguay are together in the same group. Should be a good warm-up for us in the group round, and then the toughest match against probably Colombia in the finals. Go girls!

lucho_coria
Feb 2nd, 2010, 10:57 PM
Canada´s group is a joke.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 3rd, 2010, 12:03 AM
Good Luck to Canada and Paraguay in their respected groups :bounce:

valexie03
Feb 3rd, 2010, 03:31 PM
Go Canada http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Divers/police-montee-canada-482.gif

Râtopado
Feb 3rd, 2010, 07:33 PM
Here I leave a link in which you can see an article about Verónica Cepede and Isaura Enrique. Both give some ideas about what they think about Fed Cup. IT'S IN SPANISH.....sorry but there's nothing in english.

The link is: http://www.periodismointernacional.cl/vero_cepede_isaura_enrique_reflexiones_fed_cup_201 0.htm

exposbabe
Feb 3rd, 2010, 07:50 PM
Dubois out for Canada with a hand injury (http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/opencourt/archive/2010/02/03/canadians-in-fed-cup.aspx).
It'll be up to the other three to pull their weight. Somebody is going to have to do double duty every day.

Wozzy4life
Feb 3rd, 2010, 08:03 PM
Fichman is a good clay court player. I see her playing the singles rubber that Dubois was going to play.

Vincey!
Feb 3rd, 2010, 08:06 PM
Dubois out for Canada with a hand injury (http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/opencourt/archive/2010/02/03/canadians-in-fed-cup.aspx).
It'll be up to the other three to pull their weight. Somebody is going to have to do double duty every day.

Sharon will play the single, which is a better idea than Steph on clay anyway so it's not A real problem, let's just hope Steph will get better soon to play Midland et Memphis :)

exposbabe
Feb 3rd, 2010, 08:20 PM
The problem is not that Fichman plays over Dubois on clay, it's that someone has to play both singles and doubles every day, with the longer matches on the dirt, and the weather. It might show by the end of the week.

Anik
Feb 3rd, 2010, 08:25 PM
Sharon will play the single, which is a better idea than Steph on clay anyway so it's not A real problem, let's just hope Steph will get better soon to play Midland et Memphis :)

exactly

Râtopado
Feb 3rd, 2010, 09:14 PM
Paraguay is leading 2-0 against Chile. Now, it is the turn of the doubles and I think that it has started.

http://www.periodismointernacional.cl/deportes_paraguay_derroto_chile_fed_cup_2010.htm

Anik
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:44 PM
all results: http://www.apt.com.py/File.ashx?Id=212

Meelis
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:48 PM
DAY ONE

CANADA def. CUBA 3-0

Sharon Fichman CAN d. Misleidis Diaz Gonzalez CUB 62 61
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d. Yamile Fors-Guerra CUB 63 63
Marie-Eve Pelletier and Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d. Yamile Fors-Guerra and Lumay Diaz Hernandez CUB 61 60

PARAGUAY def. CHILE 2-1

Veronica Cepede Royg, PAR d. Camila Silva Espinoza, CHI 61 62
Rossana de los Rios, PAR d. Andrea Koch Benvenuto, CHI 60 62
Isaura Enrique and Isabella Robbiani PAR lost to Cecilia Costa Melga and Andrea Koch Benvenuto CHI 46 57

COLOMBIA def. BOLIVIA 3-0

Catalina Castaño, COL d. Maria Paula Deheza BOL 63 62
Mariana Duque Marino COL d. Maria Fernanda Alvarez Teran BOL 63 62
Karen Emilia Castiblanco Duarte and Paula Zabala COL d. Maria Fernanda Alvarez Teran and Maria Paula Deheza 63 76(7)

BRAZIL def. PUERTO RICO 3-0

Ana Clara Duarte, BRA d. Monica Puig, PUR 63 61
Maria Fernanda Alves BRA d. Jessica Roland PUR 63 62
Monique Albuquerque and Roxanne Vaisemberg BRA d. Rocio Portela and Gabriela Vazquez PUR 62 62

Vincey!
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:49 PM
The problem is not that Fichman plays over Dubois on clay, it's that someone has to play both singles and doubles every day, with the longer matches on the dirt, and the weather. It might show by the end of the week.

Loads of player play both single and double every day, and with Aleks and Sharon who are both good double players they can change the team every day if one is more tired than the other after the single

Vincey!
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:50 PM
Good start for the canadian girls :D...that was the easiest opponent though, but they didn't spend too much energy, so that's good :D

spotsyboy
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:27 AM
With the results, it seems pretty likely it's going to come down to Canada, Brazil, Paraguay and Colombia....I suppose Rossana will play Mariana and not Catalina, correct?
Either way, I'd love to see a Canada/Paraguay final with Paraguay winning!! Wouldn't that be the coolest? :)
VAMOS!! :D:D:D

Vincey!
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:34 AM
With the results, it seems pretty likely it's going to come down to Canada, Brazil, Paraguay and Colombia....I suppose Rossana will play Mariana and not Catalina, correct?
Either way, I'd love to see a Canada/Paraguay final with Paraguay winning!! Wouldn't that be the coolest? :)
VAMOS!! :D:D:D

Nope :p

Hayato
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Veronica :) Rossana :) Mariana :) Catalina :)

All winning easily in the same day :hearts: Good job from Mariana especially.

Canada as always with a cake-walk draw :p Let's see Paraguay win the whole thing :rocker2: Or Colombia!

Suerte chicas!!!

exposbabe
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:57 AM
Loads of player play both single and double every day, and with Aleks and Sharon who are both good double players they can change the team every day if one is more tired than the other after the single
Yes, I'm aware of this ;-) It's just not ideal.

Wozniak is not a good doubles player, but it should be good enough for the purposes here. She probably could be pretty good, but she doesn't play often. She's not a bad mixed doubles player though.

I watched her match in Australia against Liga Dekmeijere and Elena Baltacha and I don't think she put away more than two volleys. Just not the same confidence.

Vincey!
Feb 4th, 2010, 03:03 AM
Yes, I'm aware of this ;-) It's just not ideal.

Wozniak is not a good doubles player, but it should be good enough for the purposes here. She probably could be pretty good, but she doesn't play often. She's not a bad mixed doubles player though.

I watched her match in Australia against Liga Dekmeijere and Elena Baltacha and I don't think she put away more than two volleys. Just not the same confidence.

I think Aleks could be easily in the top 100 in double if she was playing more, I do thi.nk that Sharon is a better double player than her though

Of course it's not ideal, but as Aleks won't play in february it's not too bad, they'll probably make her play more, good practice matches for her confidence.

LegionArgentina
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Great scoreline for Yamile :hug:

Ryan
Feb 4th, 2010, 03:11 PM
WD Canucks, though I'm wondering if anything's wrong with Aleks losing 6 games. :p


I don't think playing doubles will tire Aleks or Sharon if they place twice a day - its like an extra practice session basically, in terms of time and most likely intensity.

Meelis
Feb 4th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Cecilia Costa Melgar (CHI) d. Catalina Castano (COL) 6-1 6-3 :eek:

Meelis
Feb 4th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Duque Marino beat Koch Benvenuto in two.

spotsyboy
Feb 4th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Wow, even for Catalina these days, that's a tough loss :(
But does anyone know if there's a live feed from the event online somewhere? :)
VAMOS Rossana! :D:D:D

Juarito
Feb 4th, 2010, 10:47 PM
Cecilia Costa Melgar (CHI) d. Catalina Castano (COL) 6-1 6-3 :eek:

WTF :eek:
Catalina :help:

Meelis
Feb 4th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Duque and Castiblanco beat Koch and Silva 7-6(11) 6-2 to give Colombia 2-1 win over Chile.

Paraguay - Bolivia 2-0

Meelis
Feb 5th, 2010, 12:16 AM
http://www.apt.com.py/Default2.aspx

Paraguay def. Bolivia 3-0

Cepede Royg d. Deheza 62 61
De Los Rios d. Alvarez-Teran 63 67(2) 63
Enrique/Robbiani d. Deheza/Rivera 62 60

Colombia def. Chile 2-1

Costa Melgar d. Castano 61 63
Duque Marino d. Koch Benvenuto 62 62
Duque Marino/Castiblanco Duarte d. Koch Benvenuto/Silva 76(12) 62

Canada def. Puerto Rico 3-0

Fichman d. Puig 62 75
Wozniak d. Roland 62 62
Fichman/Pelletier d. Portela/Vazquez 60 61

Brazil def. Cuba 3-0

Duarte d. Diaz Hernandez 63 60
Alves d. Díaz González 61 63
Alburquenque/Vaisemberg d. Fors-Guerra/Días Hernández 62 63

Vincey!
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Canada is still dominant :D...I'm surprised how easily they won the double :eek:...even more since Pelletier played with two different partners

Broseghini
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:29 AM
Brazil :banana: Beat Canada now :lol:

Drake1980
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:31 AM
Canada! :bounce:
Colombia! :eek:

Hayato
Feb 5th, 2010, 02:04 AM
Rossana, Veronica and Mariana :D :yeah:

Rossana...tough scoreline but a win's a win!

Catalina :help: Hopefully it was just a bad day. :sad: :hug:

I guess Paraguay has a great chance to make the final again now. Veronica should beat Catalina, and she can even give Fichman a big scare!

spotsyboy
Feb 5th, 2010, 03:02 AM
You'd have to think that Rossana and Veronica would have some sort of advantage being the local favorites....but it's hard to say how it would go with Canada.......
Great job today Rossana! :D
VAMOS :D:D:D

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 5th, 2010, 04:00 AM
Canada and Paraguay :yeah:

RoRo :hearts:

LegionArgentina
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Yamile is playing alone.Do your best against Puerto Rico!

valexie03
Feb 5th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Brazil :banana: Beat Canada now :lol:

http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Rires/rire-20060614.gif

No way http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Anges_et_d%E9mons/devil5.gif

Slutiana
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Go on Paraguay. Vero. :bowdown:

Daszmarelli
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Vamos Brasil :lol:

Râtopado
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Chile defeats Bolivia 2-0 and now they are playing doubles.

Here the link: http://www.periodismointernacional.cl/deportes_andrea_koch_derrota_alvarez_fed_cup.htm

I'm trying to get the other results. I'll post them if I obtain the info.

I would like to say that we should pay attention to junior player Cecilia Costa. She defeated Catalina Castaño (6-1 6-3), María Paula Deheza (7-5 7-5) and also she won the doubles (with Andrea Koch) against Paraguay.

Great performance also for Mariana Duque, Rosana De los Ríos, Verónica Cepede. Interesting what has been doing Mónica Puig. The same for Yamile Fors. The brasilians are obtaining what we expected from them.

I think that Canada v/s Brasil will be tough for the Canadians, specially in the doubles. And in Colombia v/s Paraguay, I think it's opened to anyone. We'll see.

Râtopado
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Here you can see the standings: http://www.periodismointernacional.cl/cobertura_fed_cup_2010_zona_americana_I.htm

Randy H
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:06 AM
Yes, I'm aware of this ;-) It's just not ideal.

Wozniak is not a good doubles player, but it should be good enough for the purposes here. She probably could be pretty good, but she doesn't play often. She's not a bad mixed doubles player though.

I watched her match in Australia against Liga Dekmeijere and Elena Baltacha and I don't think she put away more than two volleys. Just not the same confidence.

I agree...I've seen Aleks play doubles many times through the years and have never seen her as a good doubles player. Terrible volleyer, but she can do alright with a player who can play the net well and take advantage of the damage Aleks can do on a good day with her serve and groundstrokes.

I hope Rene Simpson will go with Sharon/Marie-Eve for doubles, as they are definitely the better doubles players for Canada. I'd say Sharon is actually the most talented as a doubles player, and I would expect her to surpass Pelletier with a little more experience and opportunity to play tour level doubles.

LegionArgentina
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Chile defeats Bolivia 2-0 and now they are playing doubles.

Here the link: http://www.periodismointernacional.cl/deportes_andrea_koch_derrota_alvarez_fed_cup.htm

I'm trying to get the other results. I'll post them if I obtain the info.

I would like to say that we should pay attention to junior player Cecilia Costa. She defeated Catalina Castaño (6-1 6-3), María Paula Deheza (7-5 7-5) and also she won the doubles (with Andrea Koch) against Paraguay.

Great performance also for Mariana Duque, Rosana De los Ríos, Verónica Cepede. Interesting what has been doing Mónica Puig. The same for Yamile Fors. The brasilians are obtaining what we expected from them.

I think that Canada v/s Brasil will be tough for the Canadians, specially in the doubles. And in Colombia v/s Paraguay, I think it's opened to anyone. We'll see.

Tell me more about Yamile.I have seen her playing live once and also watch some videos of her from Rio 2007,the time has already passed and she is still putting a great battle.Her record on hardcourts in Fed Cup is great and also she could be easly into the top 500 with her game but as more in here may know she just play tournaments in Cuba,a couple of years ago she also played tournaments in Venezuela and Mexico but no more :sad:
Yanet is also missing,her backhand was :hearts:

Hayato
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:54 AM
How I would pay a lot of money to see the Cepede - Castano and De Los Rios - Duque matches today in Paraguay :sobbing: Good luck to all!

Hayato
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:57 AM
Colombia beat Paraguay 2-1

Cepede Royg def. Castiblanco Duarte 6-2 6-1
Duque Marino def. De Los Rios 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1 :eek:
Duque Marino/Castiblanco Duarte def. De Los Rios/Cepede Royg 6-4 6-4

:sad: Somehow I'm more sad than happy... not a good day for Rossana :bigcry: :hug:

Colombia vs. Canada final

Come on Colombia!!!

At least Mariana finally seems to be playing good tennis again. She can take it to Wozniak! As for the other singles.....Catalina should play Fichman (Castiblanco is no singles player)...and if she gets her game on she should win but I can't see that happening.

Meelis
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:58 AM
Castiblanco played instead of Castano.

aceman
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Canada 2 Brazil 1

Fichman def. Duarte 7-5 6-1
Alves def. Wozniak 4-6 6-4 6-2
Fichman/Pelletier def. Alves/Duarte 6-2 6-1

Daszmarelli
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:29 AM
Alves????? :eek::eek: amazing result :hearts:

I expected more from doubles :awww:

MaxQue
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:37 AM
Wozniak??? Hopefully, it will go better against Colombia tomorrow.

Justin SW
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:40 AM
Wozniak sucks hard at this tournament :tape:

I mean that is unnaceptable loss :tape:

Vincey!
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:49 AM
that's a bad loss, at least it was in Fed Cup, you better not lose again like that :mad:

She said the condition, and the courts were horrible, I wonder if it played in her head, hopefully she didn't get injured etheir.

Fichman is doing well though :D..I expected that so :p

Slutiana
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:52 AM
Oh no Paraguay. :bigcry: At lease Vero won all of her matches, I guess. :sad:

Broseghini
Feb 6th, 2010, 02:05 AM
Brazil lost a great chance :sad: Alves :banana: :cheer:

Râtopado
Feb 6th, 2010, 02:14 AM
that's a bad loss, at least it was in Fed Cup, you better not lose again like that :mad:

She said the condition, and the courts were horrible, I wonder if it played in her head, hopefully she didn't get injured etheir.

Fichman is doing well though :D..I expected that so :p

The same could say the paraguayan team that played against Canada in 2009's final. Canada profits of their hard and rapid courts and now Paraguay profits of clay and the horrible climate they have (40ºC, 90% humidity). That is FED CUP and players should be more gentile and humble.

I have been in Yacht y Golf Club and I can say it's an excelent place to play tennis, except of the high temperatures.

Puerto Rico defeated Cuba.

letshavefun3
Feb 6th, 2010, 02:15 AM
What a HORRIBLE 2010 so far for Wozniak.

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 6th, 2010, 05:39 AM
Impressive scoreline in doubles to save Canada today, I think this is the most important result of the three. When backed up against the wall, Sharon and Marie-Eve just easily won.

Bad loss for Aleks, obviously, but it was better against Alves than against Colombia, who I feel would have a better shot at winning that second point.

I'm still thinking Canada 3-0.

Drake1980
Feb 6th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Canada! :bounce:

Wozzy4life
Feb 6th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Oh wow :o What the hell Wozzy!

Exiliado
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Vamos ColOmbia, vamos!!! Vamos Cata!

Ryan
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Good win for Canucks. Alves beating Aleks doesn't really surprise me, Aleks can be really streaky and playing these girls on clay plays to their strengths for sure.


Canada will win the final, especially if they play so well in doubles.

Drake1980
Feb 6th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Canada vs. Colombia = dream Final! :hearts:

maps
Feb 6th, 2010, 05:43 PM
No live scoring anywhere for this?

maps
Feb 6th, 2010, 06:54 PM
Fichman def. Castano 62 63 if my source is good

Anik
Feb 6th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Go Canada !!

Ryan
Feb 6th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Lets go Wozzy.

Vincey!
Feb 6th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Well Done SHaron :D

exposbabe
Feb 6th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Wozniak wins 6-2, 6-1 to advance to World Group II playoff.

Not sure yet if the doubles will be played, but Wozniak won't play.

Vincey!
Feb 6th, 2010, 08:54 PM
The same could say the paraguayan team that played against Canada in 2009's final. Canada profits of their hard and rapid courts and now Paraguay profits of clay and the horrible climate they have (40ºC, 90% humidity). That is FED CUP and players should be more gentile and humble.

I have been in Yacht y Golf Club and I can say it's an excelent place to play tennis, except of the high temperatures.

Puerto Rico defeated Cuba.

hmm I agree that both players have to deal with the same conditions, but I heard that the courts were horrible because of the wind, at some places there was no clay and they were almost playing on the bricks, and the player could easily roll their ankles on those cracks. I wouldn't be surprised if Aleks is thinking way too much about not getting injured in those fed cup ties. Let's face it, as much as Aleks like to play Fed Cup for Canada, I doubt she'd give it all and risk her season for a win over Brasil in the America Zone. But maybe Alves just played really well too :D I hjust hope she didn't get injured.

Ryan
Feb 6th, 2010, 08:57 PM
:rocker2: WD Canucks. I really really hope they get a good draw in their next playoff so they can make WG2.

Vincey!
Feb 6th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Wozniak wins 6-2, 6-1 to advance to World Group II playoff.

Not sure yet if the doubles will be played, but Wozniak won't play.

Aleks beat Duque Marino 6-2 6-1??? wow that's impressive!!!! Didn't expect it to be that easy!!!

Canada in WGII Play off :D Good Luck :D

exposbabe
Feb 6th, 2010, 09:02 PM
Probably because she's only "Mariana Duque" or listed that way, now. Missing the power of the second last name. ;-)

It would have been surprising, after Friday's loss, if it had been any other way for Wozniak.

Aleks beat Duque Marino 6-2 6-1??? wow that's impressive!!!! Didn't expect it to be that easy!!!

Canada in WGII Play off :D Good Luck :D

canuckfan
Feb 6th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Good. Now if they could finally win the play-off for once!

Râtopado
Feb 6th, 2010, 09:08 PM
hmm I agree that both players have to deal with the same conditions, but I heard that the courts were horrible because of the wind, at some places there was no clay and they were almost playing on the bricks, and the player could easily roll their ankles on those cracks. I wouldn't be surprised if Aleks is thinking way too much about not getting injured in those fed cup ties. Let's face it, as much as Aleks like to play Fed Cup for Canada, I doubt she'd give it all and risk her season for a win over Brasil in the America Zone. But maybe Alves just played really well too :D I hjust hope she didn't get injured.

If the courts were in poor conditions, I think that should be told to the ITF because players should not be risked only for a bad work of the people who mantain the courts. Nevertheless, the court is the same for all.

Apart from that, CONGRATULATIONS to the Canadian team because they were the main candidates and they demonstrated why they were. The best wishes to Canada in the World Group II playoffs.

Râtopado
Feb 6th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Chile defeated Cuba 2-0 and sends the Cubans to American Zone II. The link: http://www.periodismointernacional.cl/deportes_chile_derrota_cuba_fed_cup.htm

Well played by the Chileans, a tema composed by three juniors and one professional player.

Cecilia Costa won the three singles she played, excellent!

Daszmarelli
Feb 7th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Canada 2 Brazil 1

Fichman def. Duarte 7-5 6-1
Alves def. Wozniak 4-6 6-4 6-2
Fichman/Pelletier def. Alves/Duarte 6-2 6-1

Are you sure that was Alves/Duarte?? Tourney website says it was Albuquerque/Vaisemberg :confused:

aceman
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:27 AM
Are you sure that was Alves/Duarte?? Tourney website says it was Albuquerque/Vaisemberg :confused:

Tennis Canada wrote Alves/Duarte;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Feb 7th, 2010, 06:55 AM
http://ec.europa.eu/education/img/flags/canada.gif

Congrats Aleks,Sharon,Steph,Rebecca,Val,Marie-Eve :D

Hayato
Feb 8th, 2010, 01:37 AM
3rd/4th Play-off
Paraguay defeated Brazil 2-0:
Isaura Enrique Aguilar def. Ana-Clara Duarte 0-6 7-5 6-0 :D :yeah: WTG Isa!
Veronica Cepede Royg def. Maria Fernanda Alves 1-6 6-4 6-3 :D 4/4 wins for Vero here!
Doubles not played

Relegation Play-offs
Chile defeated Cuba 3-0:
Cecilia Costa Melgar def. Misleydis Diaz-Gonzalez 6-3 6-1
Andrea Koch-Benvenuto def. Yamile Fors-Guerra 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2
Koch-Benvenuto/Silva def. Diaz-Gonzalez/Fors-Guerra 6-3 6-4

Bolivia defeated Puerto Rico 2-1:
Monica Puig def. Maria Paula Deheza 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3
Maria Fernanda Alvarez Teran def. Jessica Roland-Rosario 6-2 6-0
Alvarez-Teran/Deheza def. Puig/Roland-Rosario 6-4 6-0

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 9th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Disappointed for Puerto Rico. Monica Puig will help them soon enough, but Jess Roland cannot do much and rarely plays outside of Fed Cup.