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Jan 24th, 2011, 04:41 PM

- Dates: 2-5 February
- Venue: National Tennis Centre, Nonthaburi, Thailand
- Daily start time: 10:00
- Capacity: 2,500 in Centre Court
- Surface: Outdoor hard
- Ball: Technifibre X-One


- Round-robin: Eight nations in two pools
- Promotion: Winners of both pools play off to decide which nation progresses to World Group II play-offs (16-17 April)
- Relegation: Nations finishing third and fourth in each pool play off to decide which two nations are relegated to Asia/Oceania Zone Group II for 2012
- Nations: China, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic, Thailand, Uzbekistan

Team Nominations

011. Na Li
215. Jing-Jing Lu
298. Yi-Miao Zhou
574. Ran Tian
Zhong Fu (C)

449. Chin-Wei Chan
622. Yi Chen
900. Ting-Fei Juan
#NR. Yui-Lynn Miao
Shi-Ting Wang (C)

145. Sania Mirza
534. Poojashree Venkatesha
576. Rushmi Chakravarthi
819. Ashvarya Shrivastava
Rohit Rajpal (C)

074. Ayumi Morita
128. Kurumi Nara
131. Misaki Doi
285. Rika Fujiwara
Takeshi Murakami (C)

041. Yaroslava Shvedova
148. Sesil Karatantcheva
174. Zarina Diyas
628. Galina Voskoboeva
Yegor Shaldunov (C)

241. So-Jung Kim
277. Ye-Ra Lee
318. Na-Ri Kim
601. Hyun-Hui Hong
Il-Soon Kim (C)

065. Tamarine Tanasugarn
181. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
227. Nudnida Luangnam
425. Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Vittaya Samrej (C)

072. Akgul Amanmuradova
469. Sabina Sharipova
492. Nigina Abduraimova
629. Albina Khabibulina
Dmitriy Tomashevich (C)

Who will win?

Jan 24th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Pool A
China, P.R.

Pool B
Chinese Taipei
Korea, Rep.

Jan 26th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Kazakhstan for the win please :cheer:
Chinese Taipeh's team :help: No Chan YJ, Chang KC, Hsieh, Chuang... how do they wanna win this???

Jan 27th, 2011, 03:21 AM
China and Taiwan :help:
No Kimiko? :tears:

Jan 30th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Couple of changes to the teams....Na Li out, Yaroslava Shvedova out

Team Updates

Pool A
- China, P.R.: Jing-Jing Lu, Ran Tian, Haochen Tang, Zhong Fu (captain)
- Uzbekistan: Akgul Amanmuradova, Sabina Sharipova, Nigina Abduraimova, Albina Khabibulina, Dmitriy Tomashevich (captain)
- Thailand: Tamarine Tanasugarn, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, Nicha Lertpitaksinchai, Nungnadda Wannasuk, Vittaya Samrej (captain)
- India: Sanja Mirza, Poojashree Venkatesh, Rushmi Chakravarthi, Ashvarya Shrivastava, Rohit Rajpal (captain)

Pool B
- Japan: Ayumi Morita, Junri Namigata, Misaki Doi, Rika Fujiwara, Takeshi Murakami (captain)
- Chinese Taipei: Chin-Wei Chan, Yi Chen, Ting-Fei Juan, Yui-Lynn Miao, Shi-Ting Wang (captain)
- Kazakhstan: Zarina Diyas, Galina Voskoboeva, Sessil Karatantcheva, Yegor Shaldunov (captain)
- Korea, Rep.: Na Ri Kim, So-Jung Kim, Ye-Ra Lee, Hyun-Hui Hong, Il Soon Kim (captain)


Jan 30th, 2011, 08:16 PM
Update from Twitter...

Galina Voskoboeva

Preparing for Fed Cup in Bankok. Play first match against Japan on wednesday!

Jan 30th, 2011, 10:25 PM
China :sad:
what a great team, used to be

Jan 31st, 2011, 12:07 PM
Taiwan team :rolleyes:

And I hope that a team from Taiwan will advance to the play-offs. Well, but how not to play the leading female tennis players from that country, such as Chang, Chan and Chuang probably will defend Taiwan against relegation to the second group. :sad:

Jan 31st, 2011, 12:43 PM

Feb 1st, 2011, 09:49 AM
Schedule for 2nd February -

Pool A
Uzbekistan vs. Thailand
India vs. China, P.R.

Pool B
Japan vs. Kazakhstan
Chinese Taipei vs. Korea, Rep.

Feb 1st, 2011, 10:08 AM
Good luck
China, P.R.
Chinese Taipei

Feb 1st, 2011, 11:13 PM
Found this little article on the Bangkok Post website...

Thailand face Uzbekistan in Fed Cup opener
Published: 2/02/2011 at 12:00 AM

Thailand face Uzbekistan in their opening match of the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group 1 at the National Tennis Development Centre, Muang Thong Thani today.

There are two groups in the tournament. Thailand are in group A with the other teams being China and India. Group B features Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan and Taiwan.

The top teams of each group meet in the final with the winner advancing to the World Group 2 play-offs.

Thailand are led by veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn, who trained for the first time yesterday since her early exit at the Australian Open.

The other Thai players are Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, Nicha Lertpitaksinchai and Nungnudda Wannasuk.

Tamarine said she was still nursing an injury to her right elbow and was not sure if she would be able to play today.

"I want to play but I will have a check-up tomorrow morning to determine if I can play or not," said Tamarine.

Uzbekistan are led by Akgul Amanmuradova who, according to Tamarine, is a good player.

"I told my teammates that Akgul is good and tall but she is not very fast," said the Thai star.

Thailand captain Vittaya Sumrej said if Tamarine could not play he would use his Plan B.


Poor Tammy...hope she will be able to play :sad:

This Fed Cup Asia Zone I & II is becoming a mess....no Malaysia & New Zealand because they couldn't get any players who were good enough :o Na Li out, Shvedova out...now possibly Tanasugarn out too :help:

Feb 2nd, 2011, 01:46 AM
any livescore???

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Group A

China def. India 2‐1
Haochen Tang def. Poojashree Venkatesha 63 62
Jing‐Jing Lu def. Sania Mirza 61 06 64
Lu/Tan lost Chakravarthi/Venkatesha 36 26

Thailand def. Uzbekistan 2‐1
Nicha Lertpitaksinchai lost Sabina Sharipova 36 57
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn def. Nigina Abduraimova 63 62
Lertcheewakarn/Wannasuk def. Abduraimova/Khabibulina 76(4) 76(4)

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:32 AM
:scratch: any news?

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Thanks! So Na Li withdrew?

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:36 AM
Yeah, I think I read Na Li withdrew somewhere....

Also, the Group B matches are both tied 1‐1

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:38 AM
No Amanmuradova playing :shrug:
Mirza :spit:
Haochen Tan :worship:

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:41 AM
Thanks for the results, juki!! :wavey:

Really surprised that Akgul didn't play last night...with Tammy out injured, I would have thought Uzbek would have surely played Akgul to get the early lead, instead they play both young inexperienced girls :help:

And can't believe Sania lost :o

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:42 AM
Thanks! So Na Li withdrew?

Yep, I posted it earlier in the thread...she withdrew just after AO final

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:43 AM
Akgul :scratch:

Mirza :eek:

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:53 AM
South Korea v Chinese Taipei 1‐1

Na Ri Kim d. Yi Chen 61 75
Ye‐Ra Lee lost CW Chan 76 23 RET

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:54 AM
Bad luck Ye‐Ra :hug:

Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:59 AM
Kazakstan v Japan 1‐1

Zarina Diyas def. Misaki Doi 76 46 34 RET
Sesil Karantcheva lost Ayumi Morita 46 67(5)

Misaki :hug: Whats going on here :scared:

Feb 2nd, 2011, 09:09 AM
Misaki :awww:
Zarina :yeah:

ex hopman
Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:33 AM
Japan 2-1 Kazakhstan

Japan will play S. Korea tomorrow!

Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:46 AM
will Amanmuradova play??

Feb 2nd, 2011, 04:20 PM
will Amanmuradova play??

As far as I know yes, she's definitely in Bangkok and has been there since last Thursday. No idea why she didn't play...usually they have her play at least singles in each tie, maybe they are just resting her for tomorrow and Friday...

Feb 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
Schedule for 3rd February -

Pool A
Uzbekistan vs. India
Thailand vs. China, P.R.

Pool B
Japan vs. Korea, Rep.
Chinese Taipei vs. Kazakhstan

Feb 2nd, 2011, 09:44 PM
go Thai team!!

Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:06 AM
Found this article on Fed Cup website...

Asia/Oceania - Day 1 report

MATCH REPORT 02 Feb 2011
By Pravit Thangthaweesook

On the first day of the Fed Cub by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I event in Nonthaburi, near Bangkok, Pool A candidate and host of the tournament, Thailand, won against Uzbekistan. China then pulled out an unexpected win against India.
In Pool B, there was an extended doubles match between Japan and Kazakhstan, with Japan victorious, and Korea, Rep, beat Chinese Taipei.

Thailand played in the centre court against Uzbekistan and, with Tamarine Tanasugarn and Akgul Amanmuradova both injured, it was left to Nicha Lertpitaksinchai and Sabrina Sharipova to contest the opening rubber.
Lertpitaksinchai, ranked No. 423, sprayed errors against 16 year-old Sharipova, ranked No. 469, who overpowered the Thai for a 63 75 victory.
Thailand’s top player Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, a former junior world No. 1 and junior Wimbledon champion, defeated Nigina Abduramova 63 62 in a windy second rubber.
Lertcheewakarn broke Abduramova’s serve three times on her way to winning the first set, and continued to mount on the pressure in the second as she played more aggressively to force her opponent to run from sideline to sideline.
Delicately poised at 1-1, the tie headed into a deciding doubles with Thailand’s Lertcheewakarn and Nungnadda Wannasuk taking on Uzbekistan’s Abduramova and Albina Khabibulina.
Thailand emerged victorious in a neck-and-neck match 76(4) 76(4), prompting captain Vittaya Samrej to compliment Lertcheewakarn’s performance, saying that she had “a good mindset and concentration.”
“Today we need to give a credit to young players for winning the first day,” said Tanasugarn, disappointed that an elbow problem kept her sidelined. “Due to an injury while training, making me unable to enter the court.
“Luckily, Akgul Amanmuradova cannot be able to play as well due to the injured, so today’s matches are the real fight of youngsters and Thailand made it better. Additionally, if I fit enough, I will definitely help our team in the next day.”


So that's why Akgul didn't play...she's injured too :help:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:16 AM
Hong Kong Damages Turkmenistan in 2 straight single matches

Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:20 AM
Hong Kong Damages Turkmenistan in 2 straight single matches

already?? that's quick!

Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:21 AM
Hong Kong Damages Turkmenistan in 2 straight single matches

already?? that's quick!

That was yesterday and in zone II

Feb 3rd, 2011, 05:12 AM
Japan 1-0 Korea
 Namigata won
 Morita 1set up
 Go Go Japan!!:cheer::cheer2:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 06:41 AM
Japan 2-0 Korea
 Namigata won:kiss:
 Morita won 7-5 6-1 :hearts:

 Tomorrow faces Chinese Taipei:hug:
 Keep Going!!:woohoo:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:00 AM
Japan 2-0 Korea
 Namigata won:kiss:
 Morita won 7-5 6-1 :hearts:

 Tomorrow faces Chinese Taipei:hug:
 Keep Going!!:woohoo:

:wavey:Ah~I'm just wondering how to know the updated results for the match?

Feb 3rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
Japan :)

Feb 3rd, 2011, 09:06 AM
China 2-1 Thailand

Feb 3rd, 2011, 09:13 AM
China :)

Feb 3rd, 2011, 10:10 AM
Uzbekistan 2-1 India

S.Sharipova [UZB] def. P.Venkatesha [IND] 6-1 6-2
S.Mirza [IND] def. N.Abduriamova [UZB] 6-4 6-1
Abduriamova/Khabibulina [UZB] def. Chakravarthi/Mirza [IND] 2-6 6-3 6-3


And they beat India without Akgul...Well done, girls!!!! :yeah:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 10:16 AM
Kazahkstan 3-0 Chinese Taipei
Japan 3-0 Korea

Go Kazah!!!! :bounce:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 01:19 PM
China :cheer:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:49 PM
I think Taiwanese girls are going to be relegated..... :(

Feb 4th, 2011, 02:06 AM
Fed Cup website...

Asia/Oceania - Day 2 report

MATCH REPORT 03 Feb 2011
By Pravit Thangthaweesook

On the second day of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I event in Nonthaburi, near Bangkok, China edged host nation Thailand 2-1 to give itself a great chance of finishing top of Pool A.
The odds were stacked in China’s favour, as Thailand had only ever defeated today’s opponent once in eight previous meetings. In the opening singles rubber, China's Haochen Tang took on Nungnadda Wannasuk, who is ranked No. 475. Both players came out firing on all cylinders and the first set had to be decided by a tiebreak, which went the way of Wannasuk.
In the second set, the Thai player had to call for the trainer due to cramp in her right leg, but she persevered and managed to break her opponent in the eighth game. The perfect start for the hosts was not meant to be, however, as Wannasuk was forced to retire shortly after.
The up-and-coming Noppawan Lertcheewakarn from Thailand was next on court. She came through 63 46 61 against Jing-Jing Lu to force the decisive doubles rubber. The Chinese pair of Lu and Tang proved too good for Lertcheewakarn and Nicha Lertpitaksinchai, pulling away 76(1) 63 to clinch China’s second point.
“We got lucky in the first singles match today, as Wannasuk got injured as we were about to lose that match,” said China’s No. 1 Lu. “I didn’t get much rest between playing my singles and appearing on court for the doubles, but we played well as a team today. If we are going to win this event, we need to beat Uzbekistan tomorrow. Even though we have already won two matches, anything can happen."
Thailand’s captain Vittaya Samrej accepted that he couldn’t control the injuries to his athletes when surmising: “Nungnadda got cramp in her right leg. Although she tried to keep playing, she couldn’t stand it any longer and gave up as a result. It is just one of those things that happens in sport, especially tennis. However, our team is still playing tomorrow and if we can win the match 3-0 and China loses to Uzbekistan we can still win the pool.”
Uzbekistan floors India
Elsewhere today, Uzbekistan defeated India 2-1. In the first singles match, Uzbekistan’s Sabina Sharipova easily overcame Poojashree Venkatesh from India 61 62. Former top 30 player Sania Mirza then levelled the scores between the teams by defeating Nigina Abduraimova 64 61. In the decisive doubles, Abduraimova partnered Albina Khabibulina for Uzbekistan. They lost the first set before storming back to beat Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi 26 63 63.
"Today, I knew that we would be forced to play all three rubbers because Mirza is a very good player in singles,” said Uzbekistan captain Dmitriy Tomashevich. “We played a good doubles match but it was tough for us. Tomorrow we have to play China and that’s another tough match for us but we will still try our best.”
China plays Uzbekistan tomorrow knowing that victory will leave them top of Pool A, while Thailand has all to play for against India.

In Pool B, last year’s winners of this event, Japan, easily defeated Korea 3-0. In the first singles match, world No. 109 Junri Namigata saw off the challenge from No. 671 Hyun-Hui Hong 62 64. Japan's Ayumi Morita, the world No. 58, followed suit against Korea’s Na-Ri Kim, winning 75 61, before the doubles pair of Rika Fujiwara and Namigata ensured Japan completed a faultless performance, overcoming Hyun-Hui Hong and So-Jung Kim 75 64.
“We played better than yesterday,” said Japan’s captain Takeshi Murakami. “We won both our singles and the doubles. Now we have a chance to be in the final of this event but every team in pool A is a good team: China, Uzbekistan and Thailand. If we can make it, we can go back to the World Group II play-offs again. But now, we need to look after our players since the weather is very hot for us.”
Il Soon Kim, captain of Korea’s team, was resigned to the fact that his team would not be earning promotion from Group I this year.
“To be the top of the pool is very difficult now,” he said. “But I'm impressed by my team’s performance. Tomorrow, we need Ye-Ra Lee, who picked up an injury yesterday, to come back if we are to have a chance of finishing second in the group.”
Kazakhstan bounces back
Kazakhstan, which lost yesterday’s match against Japan, came back to win against Chinese Taipei 3-0. Zarina Diyas defeated Ting-Fei Juan 60 62 in the opening singles rubber and Kazakhstan’s No.1 Sessil Karantancheva overcame Chin-Wei Chan 76(8) 62 in the second match of the day. In the doubles, Karantancheva and Galina Voskoboeva trounced Ting-Fei Juan and Yui-Lynn Miao 62 61.
Kazakhstan’s captain Yegor Shaldunov said: “Yesterday we lost to Japan 2-1. Today the weather was even hotter, but we won 3-0. Tomorrow, our goal is to beat Korea to get the second place in the group and to stay in Group I in 2012.”
Tomorrow, Japan plays Chinese Taipei and Kazakhstan meets Korea.

Feb 4th, 2011, 02:07 AM

Uzbekistan: Nigina Abduriamova & Albina Khabibulina

Feb 4th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Japan 2-0 Taipei
 Fujiwara won 2-0 :hearts:
 Namigata won 2-1 :kiss:
  :wavey:Ah~I'm just wondering how to know the       updated results for the match?
  I'm checking some twitter of Japanese.
  Try search in the following words;

  森田 → Morita
  波形 → Namigata
  土居 → Doi
  藤原 → Fujiwara
  日本 → Japan
  中国 → China
  台湾 → Taipei

ex hopman
Feb 4th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Japan vs Uzbekistan tomorrow to determine which nation will progress to World Group II play-offs (16-17 April)

Feb 4th, 2011, 12:02 PM
China :(

Feb 4th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Uzbek B beat China?!

Feb 4th, 2011, 03:30 PM
China Fails if Na,Shuai.Jie.Zi cant be ass to play

Feb 4th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Uzbek B beat China?!

If Uzbek B, then China C ;)

Feb 4th, 2011, 04:11 PM
If Uzbek B, then China C ;)

valid point :o

Feb 4th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Promotional Play-Off

Uzbekistan - Japan

3rd to 4th Play-off

Thailand - Kazakhstan

5th to 6th Play-off

China - Korea

Relegation Play-off

India - Chinese Taipei

Feb 4th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Uzbekistan beat China?! :bolt::D

Brilliant from Sabina Sharipova, Nigina Abduraimova and Albina Khabibulina.:hearts::yeah:

Now win the Promotional Play-Off vs Japan, Uzbek girls!!!



Feb 4th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Nothing 'B' about the Uzbek Team - the young girls are doing great!!!! :worship:

Good Luck: Nigina, Sabina, Albina :hearts:

:bounce: Davai Uzbeks!!! :bounce:

Feb 4th, 2011, 11:21 PM
Uzbekistan :eek: :worship: Awesome result! No chance against Japan I guess though :hug:

Feb 5th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Promotional Play-Off

Japan vs Uzbekistan
 Namigata 1set up Go Junri!! :cheer:

Feb 5th, 2011, 04:27 AM
Promotional Play-Off

Japan 1-0 Uzbekistan
 Namigata won 6-4 7-5 :hearts::yeah:
 Morita        Good Luck!!:bounce:

Feb 5th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Congratulations!!  Team JAPAN

Promotional Play-Off

Japan 2-0 Uzbekistan
 Namigata won 6-4 7-5
 Morita  won 6-4 6-1    

Now, the next stage is waiting.

Feb 5th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Final standings (top 10):
1. Japan (Promoted to WGII playoffs)
2. Uzbekistan
3. Thailand
4. Kazakhstan
5. South Korea
6. China
7. Chinese Taipei
8. India (Relegated to Asia/Oceania Group II) :help:

9. Indonesia (Promoted to Asia/Oceania Group I)
10. Hong Kong

Feb 5th, 2011, 09:36 AM
India :spit: :help:

Feb 5th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Congrats, Japan :)

ex hopman
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Poor, Sania...

Japan got some luck!
No top players in China, Taiwan, Uzbekistan (tho their youngsters did really well!!), Thailand... It could've been much closer... (China should have an easy chance here if they can have top players!).

Hope Japan wouldn't need to come back here next year!!!
Go, Japan!!

ex hopman
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Which nation would Japan like to pick for the WG II Play-Off???

Estonia - Spain
Slovenia - Germany
Serbia - Canada
Sweden - Ukraine

I'd say Sweden or maybe Canada if Marino is off!