Re: Fed Cup finals
I understand the Russian injury troubles. But I seriously thing Sergei needs his head checking.
To accept that they aren't going to win is terrible. You're in the final anything can happen.
The team selection is diabolical. I don't know why Vera Dushevina was overlooked. I understand building for the future. But Vera has at least competed at high levels. IrinaK and Gasparyn are virtually juniors, and have never even played in a slam.
Also they aren't even particularly good the real future for Russia seems to be Kan. I think she should have been selected.
Panova also a dreadful pick, Bratchikova would have been better in my eyes. But honestly that would be like the Americans picking Julia Cohen.
I still wish Russia the best of look. But if the losses for the youngsters are humiliating it may hamper their careers rather than boost them.