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Kəv.
Oct 27th, 2010, 09:52 AM
My guess is Italy 4-1

H2H
USA leads Italy 9-1

Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) vs Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA)
Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA) vs Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)
Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA) vs Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA)
Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) vs Flavia PENNETTA
Liezel HUBER/Melanie OUDIN (USA) vs Sara ERRANI/Roberta VINCI (ITA)

Now the draw is out my guess is still italy 4-1

Drake1980
Oct 28th, 2010, 06:09 AM
I still think US has a real shot! :eek:

Kəv.
Oct 28th, 2010, 10:04 AM
If it goes like Mattek-Sands vs Schiavone 0-1
Oudin vs Pennetta 0-2
They might swap it over here USA and Italy might put Vinci on
Vandeweghe vs Vinci 0-3
Mattek-Sands vs Schiavone 0-4
Mattek-Sands/Huber vs Pennetta/Vinci/Errani 1-4

young_gunner913
Oct 28th, 2010, 01:20 PM
If it goes like Mattek-Sands vs Schiavone 0-1
Oudin vs Pennetta 0-2
They might swap it over here USA and Italy might put Vinci on
Vandeweghe vs Vinci 0-3
Mattek-Sands vs Schiavone 0-4
Mattek-Sands/Huber vs Pennetta/Vinci/Errani 1-4

Beth and Fran can't meet twice can they?

Kəv.
Oct 30th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Beth and Fran can't meet twice can they?

Oh oops my mistake :o

In The Zone
Oct 31st, 2010, 10:33 PM
On an indoor fast hardcourt, it is not a given Schiavone wins over Beth. Beth is the wildcard here. If she plays well, she can take out both Italians and force the doubles rubber to be live.

Daniel
Nov 3rd, 2010, 12:21 PM
Go Italy and good luck to Flavia :drool: in singles and doubles

Corswandt
Nov 4th, 2010, 03:49 PM
On an indoor fast hardcourt, it is not a given Schiavone wins over Beth. Beth is the wildcard here. If she plays well, she can take out both Italians and force the doubles rubber to be live.

I doubt it. Trashtek will have to try to beat the Italians, particularly Schiavone, at their own game. Not going to happen.

I think MJ Fernandez should go for broke and pick Coco for singles. She has a c. 5% chance of having a perfect day, but if she does, she can be unstoppable, and actually has a (slim) shot at winning her matches.

BTW we already know what will happen if the doubles match somehow turns out to be decisive.

http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?player=35011866

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 5th, 2010, 11:54 PM
The full draw is as follows:

Saturday
R1: CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) v Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
R2: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) v Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

Sunday
R3: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) v Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
R4: CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) v Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
R5: Liezel Huber / Melanie Oudin (USA) v Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci (ITA)

Corswandt
Nov 6th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Wow, this thread is on fire.

I mean, there's probably more TFers following 10K qualies right now. By a considerable margin.

RIP Fed Cup.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 03:38 PM
When will it start today?


(I can't find any info about time on the new Fed Cup website...)

mimus of rst
Nov 6th, 2010, 05:11 PM
When will it start today?

2000 GMT.

http://www.fedcup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100014392

mimus of rst
Nov 6th, 2010, 05:13 PM
This Fed Cup boils down to who gets the double bagel, Coco or Francesca . . . .

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:26 PM
Italy 2-1...

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Coco hit 2 aces, did not do much else...

FORZA SARITA
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:39 PM
FH CC passing and 5-1* :)

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Coco cannot succeed hitting so many errors. Also, is Oudin injured or so low-ranked that MJF doesn't want her playing singles? I can't understand why Oudin is not playing Schiavone.

That said: Fran v Coco 5-1. 15 UEs from Coco and 2 winners.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:44 PM
Coco holds serve after a struggle for 2-5.

Noctis
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:44 PM
Coco is just taking her gps
and also not creating her own tension.
She's inside franny's realm. Need to be more aggressive
need to serve well

Drake1980
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Lets go Fran!

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Italy - USA 6-2, 2-0...

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:07 PM
Down a set and a break, Coco manages to hold (saving a BP) serve, but Italy leads 6-2, 2-1.

Vania King might have done better. You never know, though.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:14 PM
USA and in a Fed Cup Finale, you just can use a player from outsite TOP 100... :o :o



V. King is In TOP 100?

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:16 PM
USA and in a Fed Cup Finale, you just can use a player from outsite TOP 100... :o :o

I know. Ridiculous.

Still, finally, Coco is playing more freely. She looked so tight throughout the whole first set. Still think she'll lose, though.

Italy leads: 6-2, 3-2

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:16 PM
USA and in a Fed Cup Finale, you just can use a player from outsite TOP 100... :o :o



V. King is In TOP 100?

I think she is no. 85.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:18 PM
But she won 4 games... 3-2...

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:21 PM
She's toiling, Fran's being patient.

Fran holds for 4-2.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:23 PM
I criticize, but Coco holds at love. Well done, Coco. Fran to serve at 4-3.

Uranium
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:24 PM
^Melanie has a slight injury, or just got over it, which kept her out during the fall. But she might be put in tomorrow.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:26 PM
^Melanie has a slight injury, or just got over it, which kept her out during the fall. But she might be put in tomorrow.

Thanks! I was wondering.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:26 PM
*4-3... 3 bps on 2 dfs...

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Coco finally breaks Fran! 4-4 now.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:29 PM
4-4...

Uranium
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Coco was trying to lead in games for the first time in the match and folded with some bad luck:(

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Italy wins 6-2, 6-4. In the second set, though, Coco did show a little more than in the first. But her game needs work.

Noctis
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:37 PM
2-6 4-6 Fran up her game and was finished

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 09:39 PM
36 UEs against 15 winners (4 aces) for Coco, while Franny had 18 UEs against 17 winners (3 aces).

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:26 PM
Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA) vs Flavia PENNETTA (ITA) 0-2...


Beth may even get fewer games...

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Italy - USA 3-0...

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:37 PM
Strange hawkeye decision.

Carlos Ramos. :lick: Is he wearing a suit?

Bethanie's tattoo looks like a horrible bruise on the inside of her arm.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Very good break back of one of the breaks by Bethanie.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:51 PM
Italy 4-1 after 5 times deuces...

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:52 PM
Well, now Bethanie gives the break back and Flavia will serve with a lead of 4-1.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:55 PM
After seen Caro and Co. play in Doha this is low level... :o

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:56 PM
5-1...

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 10:59 PM
*5-2... love hold from Beth...

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Now Flavia gets to serve for the set after Bethanie broke Flavia and held serve.

Italy leads 5-4, 30-0.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:12 PM
Italy *5-4...

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:12 PM
After seen Caro and Co. play in Doha this is low level... :o

So hit and miss from Bethanie. :help:

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:13 PM
*5-4 bp... :o

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Now Flavia's gone soft and loses the game to Bethanie.

5-5 now. Bethanie to serve.

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Christ Flavia.....:rolleyes:
5 all.

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Now it was HIT just on the line ;) 5-5...

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Flavia if you lose this set...:help:
She's pushing now....oh lord.

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:18 PM
6-5* :help:
WHERE'S GISE WHEN YOU NEED HER? :lol:

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Flavia's gone into that pissed off mode, but I don't think that helps her game at all.

Protoss
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Pathetic choke Flavia from 5-1 1st set to 5-4 30-0 (serving) to 5-6 1st set. :rolleyes:

Perhaps Italy should play Errani tomorrow.

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Maybe we'll get a show now. Wasn't Ramos the umpire she gave the finger to in the FC match against Momo (I think?) a few years back? I could be totally wrong though. :lol:

SP for Beth.......

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:21 PM
df and sp USA...

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:22 PM
And now GP! :cheer:

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:23 PM
And another DF......Flavia you're killing me.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Remember this set was at 5-1? Ai yai yai!

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:26 PM
6-6 tb...

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:26 PM
OMG SHE FINALLY HOLDS! win the TB now you choker.

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:28 PM
.........Remind me Flavia why I'm a fan of you?

Jorn
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:28 PM
USA 2-1 3 minibreaks...

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Flavia with the set on her racket now...(again!)

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:34 PM
I don't know how she managed to win that set...Flavia you're so lucky :lol: 7-6(4)

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:34 PM
I don't know what is worse, being up 5-1 and then having to go to a tiebreak or being down 5-1 and coming back and losing in the tiebreak. Very very strange opening set.

Protoss
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Whew. Flavia wins the 1st set tiebreak 7-4. :) Dang...the match is 1 hour 24 minutes long.

Jane Lane
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:36 PM
^^^I'd go with the latter. Because you're still losing. If you choke and win, it doesn't matter since you still win.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Well, on serve, but Bethanie definitely had her chances in Flavia's last service game.

Italy leads 7-6, 2-1. Bethanie to serve.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:53 PM
Flavia breaks Bethanie and leads 3-1 now.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:56 PM
:help:

Flavia gives back the break now. :tape:

Italy leads 3-2, BMS to serve.

edificio
Nov 6th, 2010, 11:57 PM
BMS getting ice-banging (?) treatment on her calf.

Protoss
Nov 7th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Whew. Flavia holds for 5-2 2nd set. :) Break for the match Flavia.

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 12:07 AM
BMS definitely is having some cramping in her calves.

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 12:11 AM
It's over! What a match. Flavia defeats Bethanie 7-6, 6-2.

Bethanie had 67 UEs. :help:

Protoss
Nov 7th, 2010, 12:12 AM
Flavia breaks for 6-2 2nd set at Ad Flavia from 30-0 to 30-30 to 40-30 to 40-40. :) The match was 2 hours long.

Jane Lane
Nov 7th, 2010, 12:14 AM
Oy Flavia :bowdown:
2-0! :cheer:

Kəv.
Nov 7th, 2010, 03:00 AM
USA vs Italy 0-2
Coco Vandeweghe vs Francesca Schiavone , 2-6 4-6
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs Flavia Pennetta , 6-7 2-6
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs Francesca Schiavone
Coco Vandeweghe vs Flavia Pennetta
Huber/Oudin vs Errani/Vinci

Italy are in the driving seat now, just need 1 more rubber to be the 2010 Fed cup champions and go back to back. Francesca should seal it over Bethanie but Coco can upset Flavia. Huber/Oudin should win Errani/Vinci.

Domhas1
Nov 7th, 2010, 03:28 AM
I hope the USA wins at least 1 match...

Corswandt
Nov 7th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Bethanie's tattoo looks like a horrible bruise on the inside of her arm.

Yup. Plus I kept wondering what those football socks were for - to cover her shin guards?

Kəv.
Nov 7th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Its now Oudin vs Schiavone

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:10 PM
Oudin vs Schiavone 0-0*


Is Oudin only playing because Beth is sick?

Corswandt
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:11 PM
:cheer: Go Melanie :cheer:

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:16 PM
1-1...

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Oudin vs Schiavone *2-1...

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:30 PM
2-2...

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Usa *3-2...

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Oudin vs Schiavone *4-3...

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:52 PM
5-3* 3 sps :eek:

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:52 PM
Curious match. No one can hold serve.

Looks like Oudin might sneak out this set.

Oudin leads 5-3, 40-0, with Francesca serving.

Franny is off her game today.

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Oudin vs Schiavone 6-3, 0-0...

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:55 PM
4 straight losses of serve by Franny. Ouch!

Oudin wins the set 6-3. Couldn't tell who wanted to win.

I'm glad they put in Oudin, though. I still don't understand why she wasn't listed at the start.

Noctis
Nov 7th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Oudin should have come on against Flav aswell.
... Coco was the wrong choice

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:02 PM
Oudin should have come on against Flav aswell.
... Coco was the wrong choice

Punish her for sitting out yesterday? :)

Unfortunately, I think Flavia can handle Coco easily. We shall see, though.

Oudin breaks Franny again (well, Franny is somewhat breaking herself).

USA 6-3, 2-0, Melanie to serve.

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:04 PM
The gelati has gone in the oven?

:lol:

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:07 PM
3-0 and only 4/11 on bps won in 1st set...

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:09 PM
I payed $10 to watch this Finale :o and its free on betting websites...

Now I just hope next match won't be a dead rubber, what seem unlikely now.....

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Usa 3-1... but only 1 break back for Italy...

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Franny held her serve, so it is now 3-1.

Melanie is definitely hard to predict. Hopefully, she can hold on for a win.

6-3, 3-1, 15-15

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:14 PM
USA leads 4-1

Franny has 31 UEs, and only 8 winners. Melanie is 10 winners / 23 errors.

stangtennis
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Kim a little quick

Clijsterskim (http://twitter.com/Clijsterskim)

@FlaviGise (http://twitter.com/FlaviGise) Congrats to the whole Italian team for winning the fed cup final!!
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/341348152/KimClijsters_head_small_bigger.jpg Clijsterskim (http://twitter.com/#!/Clijsterskim) Kim Clijsters
Sorry guys! :-) i thought the third match was played and won by the Italians! Can't wait to see the results in the morning! Goodnight x
18 seconds ago (http://twitter.com/#!/Clijsterskim/status/1396653718245376)

edificio
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Well done, Melanie! 6-3, 6-1.

Italy now leads 2-1. So...meaningful 4th rubber after all.

Protoss
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Come on Flavia.

Derevko
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:56 PM
If Flavia wins, doubles will not be played

Protoss
Nov 7th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Flavia bottling it like Schiavone did. :rolleyes:

Jane Lane
Nov 7th, 2010, 10:50 PM
Flavia is playing better today. :lol:

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Rubber 4: Italy 6-1, *5-2...

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Ita 3 - Usa 1

Priscilla.
Nov 7th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Flavia :worship: