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JonBcn
Nov 21st, 2003, 12:53 PM
No surprises here:

From ITF press release...


The Draw for this weekend's Fed Cup Final between France and USA was made on Friday 21 November at the Olympic Stadium, Moscow. The order of play will be as follows, starting at 13:00 local time (10:00 GMT) each day.

Saturday
Lisa Raymond (USA) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) v Mary Pierce (FRA)

Sunday
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) v Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Lisa Raymond (USA) v Mary Pierce (FRA)
Martina Navratilova/Lisa Raymond (USA) v Emilie Loit/Mary Pierce (FRA)

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 21st, 2003, 02:17 PM
again advantage France
Amelie plays 1st match =BIG advantage for Mary

THE NET
Nov 21st, 2003, 04:03 PM
What? Advantage?

I think France will clinch a 4-0 lead no matter who play first. We'll see.
:angel:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 21st, 2003, 04:08 PM
Advantage is Amelie plays 1st on both days so will win for sure
gives Mary no pressure.

darrinbaker00
Nov 21st, 2003, 09:02 PM
As was the case in the France-Russia tie, Mary (since she won the clinching match, it's probably "Marie" now) Pierce is the key. If she wins one of her singles matches, it's over. If Shaughnessy and Raymond both beat her, because I don't see either of them beating Mauresmo, then the the Cup is coming back to the States. The Doubles Dream Team WILL NOT LOSE. ;)

ghosts
Nov 21st, 2003, 09:06 PM
I think France will win 4-1

only Navratilova/Raymond have chances for winning from the US team

Gallofa
Nov 22nd, 2003, 07:48 AM
It's not looking very good for USA, sp. with that order of play, if Mary had played first both days it would had put more pressure on her... seeing how Meghann is playing, it'll take something special for the USA to win this. But anything can happen! :D

Go Lisa and allez Mary! ;) :D

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 22nd, 2003, 08:13 AM
Allez Amelie. Don't let up on those American goils. Concentrate and win. :)

THE NET
Nov 22nd, 2003, 03:41 PM
Yes!!!!

Mary won. She should made it easier to prove her comeback!!
But, great match for her.!! :bounce: