View Full Version : Semi Finals Order of Play

Nov 18th, 2003, 11:07 AM
from ITF:

The Draws for the 2003 Fed Cup World Group Semifinals, to be played on 19-20
November, were held today at the Olympic Stadium, Moscow, and as a result
the order of play is as follows:

Wednesday 19 November

11:00 (08:00 GMT) Belgium v USA
Els Callens (BEL) v Lisa Raymond (USA)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)

Not before 17:00 (14:00 GMT) Russia v France
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Anastasia Myskina (RUS) v Mary Pierce (FRA)

Thursday 20 November

11:00 (08:00 GMT) Belgium v USA
Els Callens (BEL) v Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v Lisa Raymond (USA)
Elke Clijsters/Caroline Maes (BEL) v Martina Navratilova/Lisa Raymond (USA)

Not before 17:00 (14:00 GMT) Russia v France
Anastasia Myskina (RUS) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Mary Pierce (FRA)
Elena Dementieva/Nadia Petrova (RUS) v Emilie Loit/Mary Pierce (FRA)

Nov 18th, 2003, 11:12 AM
Thanks! :D

Hey! Lisa to play singles! :D

Nov 18th, 2003, 11:17 AM
OMG Vera is playing instead of Elena D! :eek:
allez la France! :)

Nov 18th, 2003, 11:36 AM
Vera in :eek: at least she plays 1st but it would have been better if she was 2nd match with Nastya giving a 1-0 lead.

go girls :)

Nov 18th, 2003, 11:49 AM
Go France and Belgium

Nov 18th, 2003, 12:04 PM
HAs belgium gave up already giving the dubs spot to Elke and Carolina?

Nov 18th, 2003, 02:36 PM
Go Vera, Nastya, Alyona and Nadya :D :yeah:

Nov 18th, 2003, 03:39 PM
Are Sky Sports showing the doubles matches, does anyone know? :)

Nov 18th, 2003, 03:46 PM
I *think* they can change the doubles team at the last minute if they want to, so if the doubles are a live rubber for Belgium, they might well put Callens/Clijsters or, if she's played well, Callens/Flipkens in instead.

Nov 18th, 2003, 03:58 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez La France :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:worship: *especially Momo and Maam* :worship:

Nov 18th, 2003, 04:02 PM
they can change any player on Day 2 but it cannot be a repeat of Day 1 matches.

Day 2 has to be #1 vs #1 and #2 vs #2 but sometimes its not the case even in LIVE RUBBERS.

all depends on if the Top two played on the 1st Day.
We (Russia) can have Dementieva or Myskina vs Mauresmo on Thursday.
also Dementieva/Petrova/Zvonareva vs Pierce.

they can also make changes, but if Mauresmo doesnt play Rubber #3 she cant play Rubber #4.

had she not played day 1, then she can play either on day 2.
confusing it is but its legal and it happens quite a bit more on Davis Cup (sly Captains)

Nov 18th, 2003, 07:37 PM
Sammm, I'm sure Sky will show the Belgium V USA doubles match even if it is a dead rubber, mainly because Navratilova will be playing.
However, being the last match on Thursday, they might not show the Russia V France doubles match, if the tie has already been won.

Nov 18th, 2003, 07:43 PM
Go Russia!

Nov 18th, 2003, 08:36 PM
Come on USA and Allez France :D :bounce:

Nov 19th, 2003, 02:16 PM
Thanks :)