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Kəv.
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:58 AM
http://www.tennis.com.au/news/2011/03/08/australia-to-host-ukraine-in-glen-iris

OMG I LIVE SOOOOO CLOSE!!!

hdfb
Mar 10th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Which suburb do you live in Kev?
I visited Glen Iris Valley TC webpage and it doesn't seem to have an actual stadium like Kooyong does... so I'm assuming they will just put in some temporary seating....

Kəv.
Mar 10th, 2011, 04:22 AM
I live near Burwood East you?

hdfb
Mar 10th, 2011, 11:25 AM
Glen Waverley :lol: Pretty much right next to corner of High St Rd and Blackburn Rd so I musn't be far off from you

matthias
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:21 PM
will they play on clay?

Kəv.
Mar 16th, 2011, 07:26 AM
No Idea
They should since a good practice for Sam and the other players for RG and Madrid, Stuttgart and Rome.
Also I reckon Sam & Jarka play best on clay.

Kəv.
Mar 16th, 2011, 11:43 AM
:( I want some info about tickets but whenever i go on tennis.com.au it doesn't work (database errors) but before i went on but comepleteley forgot to check about the tickets :banghead:

hdfb
Mar 17th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Adult $53.90 Series Package (2 days)
Concession $44.90 Series Package (2 days)
Child (3-16 yrs) $17.90 Series Package (2 days)
Family* $125.90 Series Package (2 days)

On sale to general public on 30th march. Im going!

I'm going to have to cheer for Alona if she plays. Unless she is playing Dokic.

Kəv.
Mar 17th, 2011, 10:41 AM
Ooh March 30 my birthday!

Kəv.
Mar 18th, 2011, 07:53 AM
Yes it will be played on clay.

hellas719
Mar 20th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Tsurenko and Beygelzimer will probably play here since they are playing ITF Ispwich two weeks before :p
I guess Savchuk won't play since she withdrew :p

Kəv.
Mar 20th, 2011, 04:45 AM
Will Bondarenkos (one atleast) play?

hellas719
Mar 20th, 2011, 05:28 AM
I'm not sure...

Kəv.
Mar 20th, 2011, 05:58 AM
They probably put Tsurenko (recent form) Beygelzimer & Koryttseva (doubles)
Not sure about Bondarenkos. Isn't Alona injured?

Kəv.
Mar 20th, 2011, 05:59 AM
For Australia i guess its Stosur, Dokic, Groth & Rodionova.

Stubbs wont play right?
They need a doubles team.

hellas719
Mar 20th, 2011, 06:13 AM
I don't know. I don't even know if Stosur will play. But Alona is still injured and I'm not sure if Katya will make the trip down. Maybe Kutuzova will play :unsure:

Kəv.
Mar 20th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Stosur will play it says on her website.
SAM’S SCHEDULE
Miami
Charleston
Fed Cup: AUS v UKR
Stuttgart
Madrid
Rome
Roland Garros

hdfb
Mar 26th, 2011, 02:57 AM
I think Stubbs will play. She just lost first round in doubles in Miami teaming with Craybas.

hdfb
Mar 28th, 2011, 08:07 AM
Got my tickets. 4th row!

Kəv.
Mar 29th, 2011, 06:53 AM
^^ Dont the tickets come out tomorrow?

Kəv.
Apr 3rd, 2011, 07:29 AM
Got my tickets, row Q & Row R :o

hdfb
Apr 4th, 2011, 09:09 AM
^I had access to the pre-sale as a Tennis Victoria member. Dont worry you will get a nice view, its tiny, any seats not that much different. At least it looks like it'll be a good turnout.

martinafan
Apr 4th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Got my tickets, row Q & Row R :o

I'm in row Q both days myself ;)

Kəv.
Apr 6th, 2011, 12:29 PM
WTF No Stosur!!

Jarmila Groth (No.29), Jelena Dokic (No.64), Anastasia Rodionova (No.74) and Sophie Ferguson (No.124) will represent Australia in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie against Ukraine on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April 2011.

Samantha Stosur will miss the tie, which will be held at Glen Iris Valley Recreation Club, Mount Waverley, to better prepare for the clay-court season.

Announced today, Australian Fed Cup Captain, David Taylor said he has a strong line-up to take on Ukraine.

“We are obviously disappointed that our No.1 player, Sam, will not be coming home for this tie but we respect her decision and I have faith in the other girls to get us back to the elite eight,” Taylor said.

“Jarmila, Jelena and Anastasia are all in the top 100 players and Sophie also has the potential to also break into the top 100 women with a few strong performances.

“Jelena has made a remarkable start to 2011 with a WTA title win in Kuala Lumpur, her first since 2002 and a quarterfinal appearance in Paris where she lost to Kim Clijsters.

“She is also a proven Fed Cup performer, with a 13-3 win-loss record; and Jarmila and Anastasia have had amazing Fed Cup debuts beating much higher ranked players – Jarmila over Italian Francesca Schiavone last February in Hobart and Anastasia over Alona Bondarenko this time last year in Ukraine.

“Sophie, who will be representing the Fed Cup team for the first time since 2005, recorded a career high of No.109 in July last year and her favourite surface is clay. She made her best ever Grand Slam result at the French Open when she qualified and made the second round last year .

“We have a lot of depth in the women’s team and with all four girls capable of strong performances Nicole [Bradtke] and I have some hard decisions to make leading into the tie.

“With Sam absent is it a real opportunity for someone to step-up and lead the team. She has helped us get to this point but now there is the opportunity for someone else to fill this space.

“The Ukraine team are never an easy opponent and I expect them to come out fighting but the Australian girls have worked really hard to get into the World Group and I know they are keen to prove they belong there. It should be a great tie.”

Samantha Stosur said it has been a really tough decision to not play with the girls next week.

“I love representing Australia and it has been difficult to prioritise my immediate schedule. But it is extremely important to me to focus on the clay-court season and get the best possible preparation for the French Open.”

“I am confident though that we will still field a very strong team for this tie given the depth of talent we are developing in women’s tennis in Australia.”

The Australia team played Ukraine at this point in the competition last year with Stosur, Rodionova, Alicia Molik and Rennae Stubbs claiming victory 5-0.

Both teams will be fighting to return to the World Group with their head-to-head record currently tied at 1-1.

This will be the first time that Melbourne has hosted a Fed Cup tie since 1988 and the first time Australia has hosted a Fed Cup tie on clay.

Tickets will be available through Ticketek, www.ticketek.com.au/fedcup or call 132 849.

Kəv.
Apr 6th, 2011, 12:35 PM
So only 1 real born Aussie in this :spit:

Kəv.
Apr 8th, 2011, 08:08 AM
Team Nominations are out
Australia
Jarmila Groth
Singles Rank: 29

Jelena Dokic
Singles Rank: 64

Anastasia Rodionova
Singles Rank: 74

Sophie Ferguson
Singles Rank: 124

Ukraine
Lesia Tsurenko
Singles Rank: 136

Olga Savchuk
Singles Rank: 147

Yuliya Beygelzimer
Singles Rank: 190

Viktoria Kutuzova
Singles Rank: ???

Håkon
Apr 8th, 2011, 12:14 PM
Tsurenko withdrew from an ITF in Bundaberg today. I assume she got enough practise and didn't want to exhaust herself.

Shame there's no Bondarenkos, I suppose they want to work on ranking.

hellas719
Apr 9th, 2011, 03:57 AM
^Alona is still injured :awww:

hdfb
Apr 10th, 2011, 03:46 AM
Hilarious that our lowest ranked player still trumps their highest ranked.

I bet if Australia gets a 2-0 lead on Saturday, Jelena will be all "OK Bye bitches going back to Europe tonight, if you can't win one match tomorrow out of the three then you deserved to lose and are not players and will never be a player."

hellas719
Apr 10th, 2011, 05:12 AM
Hilarious that our lowest ranked player still trumps their highest ranked.

Well Alona and Kateryna aren't there, Antoniychuk got suspended, a few girls are slumping, Kutuzova was injured, etc. so they are a talented team and the Aussies aren't HUGE favorites especially since it's on clay :shrug:

Kəv.
Apr 10th, 2011, 05:21 AM
Why is Antoniychuk suspended?

And Aussies are better on clay ;)
Groth
Best AO = RD1
Best RG = RD4

Rodionova
Best AO = RD2
Best RG = RD3

Dokic
Best AO = QF
Best RG = QF :shrug:

Ferguson
Best AO = RD2
Best RG = RD2

So you see!

hellas719
Apr 10th, 2011, 07:15 AM
Well Beygelzimmer almost beat Capriati at the French Open in 2004, Savchuk reached the second round in 2007, and Kutuzova's best slam W/L record is at the French Open. I think that Australia will win, but Ukraine is a good team too. And they'd probably be the favorites with Alona and Kateryna ;)

Kəv.
Apr 11th, 2011, 08:08 AM
Dokic Out :(
Jelena Dokic (No.64) has withdrawn from the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie against Ukraine this weekend.

Tennis Australia were made aware last night that Dokic will miss the tie due to exhaustion and is taking some time off to recover.

The Fed Cup tie will be held at Glen Iris Valley Recreation Club, Mount Waverley on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April 2011.

Hope shes alright :unsure:
Who comes in for Jelena now?

Kəv.
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Sally Peers in for Jelena Dokic

farrqu
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:44 PM
I can't go on the Sunday.
Who wants my ticket? No charge.
It's a PDF so can email to you.
Stand A1 opposite side of court to chair umpire, Row N

Ticket claimed, no longer available.

Jorn
Apr 15th, 2011, 10:54 AM
The full draw is listed below.

Saturday:

R1: Jarmila Groth (AUS) v Olga Savchuk (UKR)
R2: Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

Sunday:

R3: Jarmila Groth (AUS) v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
R4: Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v Olga Savchuk (UKR)
R5: Sally Peers / Sophie Ferguson (AUS) v Yuliya Beygelzimer / Viktoria Kutuzova (UKR)

Go Lesia! :)

Kəv.
Apr 15th, 2011, 11:29 AM
I can't go on the Sunday.
Who wants my ticket? No charge.
It's a PDF so can email to you.
Stand A1 opposite side of court to chair umpire, Row N

Ticket claimed, no longer available.

Row N!! I got Row Q :ras:

farrqu
Apr 15th, 2011, 03:16 PM
Row N!! I got Row Q :ras:

Hope yours is beside a massive smelly fat Ukranian dude. :p

Kəv.
Apr 16th, 2011, 05:55 AM
Man, today Fed Cup was awesome, ill try to see if i can upload any pics or videos.

Danii's Law
Apr 16th, 2011, 07:25 AM
I went today too, Took some photo's. Had my doubts about the venue but it was amazing. Crowd was great, and the court looked fantastic, only had tickets for today but now I'm fir sure going to go and get some tomorrow.

hellas719
Apr 17th, 2011, 08:05 AM
I told you guys that Ukraine had a chance ;)

Jorn
Apr 17th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Nastya :sad: she lost the tie... :o

Kəv.
Apr 17th, 2011, 11:24 AM
I was there too, the second set tiebreak with Nastya-Olga was epic :D
The doubles, should have won it 6-0 7-5 :( :sad: On Nastyas serve :o
I saw Jarka and Nastya after the match, poor Jarka, they both look like they were crying :sad:

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 01:10 PM
:(

farrqu
Apr 17th, 2011, 01:14 PM
A disappointing result (for we Aussies) but particularly disappointing that Stosur chose to miss the tie being played on clay so she can prepare for the clay season. Ok, maybe our clay is different to the euro courts, but you can't pick and choose when you're going to play for your country. Always play or never play. Stosur choosing not to play was disrespectful to the Ukraine (assuming we'd still get through) and we got our right wack. Congrats to the girls who did play for trying and representing us. And congrats to the Ukraine.

jeremda01
Apr 17th, 2011, 01:42 PM
A disappointing result (for we Aussies) but particularly disappointing that Stosur chose to miss the tie being played on clay so she can prepare for the clay season. Ok, maybe our clay is different to the euro courts, but you can't pick and choose when you're going to play for your country. Always play or never play. Stosur choosing not to play was disrespectful to the Ukraine (assuming we'd still get through) and we got our right wack. Congrats to the girls who did play for trying and representing us. And congrats to the Ukraine.

so true.