No fair! And no wonder she is somewhat 'under-rated'. (me I'm happy to tip the scales back the other way).
Originally Posted by CROUCHING TIGER
Specifically, official nominations are due Jan 26. The captain can make substitutions until 24 hours before the first match.
In tennis, NO committment is anything more than "very likely" until the girl shows up & walks on court. Yank sports press "sources" never see that as an issue with a Williams, no matter how many times they flake out.
It's ALWAYS an issue when it's about Sharapova playing for Russia.
They'll carry on, doubting she'll play until she does--then they'll black out coverage, just like they did when she played against Israel.