View Full Version : who started to get noticed by playing Fed Cup?

Apr 1st, 2003, 08:12 PM
i believe Dokic was as she played for Australia at 15,
and beat Barbara Schett (the at TOP 10 one) in 99,
before her infamous run at Wimbledon,

and Clijster beat TOP 10 Anna K in 2000 at 16,
before her run at Roland Garros of course,

Hingis played for Swiss at 15,
but of course she was famous alreadyd
same as Tracy Austin

Jen played for Fed Cup at 14, well, that's probably
after she becomes famous,

anyone else that got noticed by
playing for her country as a junior?

Apr 1st, 2003, 08:51 PM
Justine Henin-Hardenne played the Fed Cup against the Netherlands when she was 16. She was choosen before Sabine Appelmans (who was ranked in the top 20) to play singles against Oremans. Nobody understood Ivo Van Aken's choise ... until Justine came on and played a GREAT match!

King Lindsay
Apr 1st, 2003, 08:56 PM
what is infamous about her Wimbledon run?

Apr 1st, 2003, 08:59 PM
Arantxa played Fed Cup aged 14.

Apr 1st, 2003, 09:48 PM
Anna won a doubles match for Russia at 13 or 14 i think

Apr 1st, 2003, 09:54 PM
I started to notice Elena D. when she beat Venus in '99. :)

Apr 2nd, 2003, 01:03 AM
this year, any surprise Fed Cup will have in stock for us?
well, i'm hoping for one.......
India Sania Mirza.....hopefully she can do some damages,
then there is Barbora Strycova,
she trashed, and i mean trashed Maureen Drake 1, 0 in Fed Cup
now she is in World Group.......
and also there is Michaela Krijacek, from Netherland,
which lost relegation playoff and downgraded to zonal I

any others?

Apr 2nd, 2003, 02:06 AM
i also found out about elena dementieva when she beat venus in fed cup in '99